Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club is proud to announce Square Blades as our official leisurewear partner for 2016-17. As an official partner they will be providing athletes with a range of exclusive clothing to keep them warm and stylish off the water.

OULRC is glad to announce its new association with Queal.

We are pleased to be able to announce that the club has signed Samuel Wells as our new head coach for the coming season.

On the last Friday of term the OULRC Blue Boat and Nephthys headed to Amsterdam in order to race the Heineken Roeivierkamp. Over the 15h and 16th of March both eights raced four time trials.

On Sunday 15 December, the OURLC squad had the opportunity to demonstrate their progress so far this year. Two matched VIIIs raced one another over 2km in Henley-on-Thames. The course was the same as the Lightweight Boat Race against the University of Cambridge on Sunday 30 March.

In 2013 for the first time, the Lightweight Men’s Boat Race was held at Dorney Lake due to a strong stream and high winds on the Henley Reach. Even the warnings accompanying the dramatic change of course could not prepare most spectators for the biting temperatures on Sunday 24th March, which plummeted well below freezing in the wind.

After almost a full week off from training at Christmas, the squad’s arrival at the airport was greeted by more presents in the form of new kit. The feeling of walking around wearing the word “OXFORD” on your back never gets old.

On Sunday 16th December, 'S’ and ‘M’ took to the water in Henley-on-Thames for OULRC's Trial VIIIs, umpired by Sir Matthew Pinsent. After a week of freezing fog, torrential rain and high winds, both crews were grateful for the fair conditions – mild, dry, with just a slight breeze down the course.

In an exciting finale, the Nephthys IM3 8+ beat Wolfson College, Oxford by a canvas in a respectable time of 2:56. In the preceding race, the same boat won against the Hampton School BC 8+ (3/4 Length verdict). Congratulations to the winning dev squad crew!

OULRC summer squad program from 6th (28/05) until 11th week (01/07), kick off meeting at Iffley sport centre on Monday 28/05/12 at 6pm.


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