The club began the new century with our first recorded attendance at Henley Royal Regatta in 2000, with a crew attempting qualification for the Britannia Challenge Cup. They unfortunately did not qualify, losing out by just 0.2 seconds. It would not be until 2016 that the club next tried to qualify for Henley, succeeding on our just second time at the event with the crew of: Tony Poole, Aran Garrod, George Turner, Oscar Nick & Lily Steele qualifying for the PA. 

 

 

2000 TO PRESENT - HENLEY WAS THE GOAL!

HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA 2000

In 2000, the club made our first attempt to qualify for Henley Royal Regatta with the crew of:

BOW: Howard Versey
TWO: Chris Smith
THREE: Jamie Brown
STROKE: Steve Dorey
COX: Emma Turpin

The crew was just 0.2 seconds off qualifying. At that stage, the club had no coach and the crew raced in a women's 90s Janosek. It wasn't until 2016 that the club would next return to Henley. 

 

 

HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA 2016

In 2016, the club made our second attempt to qualify for Henley Royal Regatta with the crew of:

BOW: George Turner
TWO: Tony Poole
THREE: Aran Garrod
STROKE: Oscar Nick
COX: Lily Steele

The crew successfully qualified for the PA and moved through to race Yale University, tough opposition for the club's first proper appearance at HRR! The boys pushed Yale to the line but were ultimately unsuccessful.  

 

 

NEW TRAINING BASE - FEB 2016

The club changed our training location from The River Tay In Perth to Lochore Meadows in Fife, providing more consistent winter weather conditions.

HENLEY WOMEN'S REGATTA 2017

In 2017, the club returned to Henley Women's Regatta, entering two crews into the event: 


S4-
BOW: Alice Thompson
TWO: Alex Shaw
THREE: Kirstin Giddy
STROKE: Hannah Myatt

A4+
BOW: Charis Evans
TWO: Naomi Wood
THREE: Ellie Livingstone
STROKE: Charlie Fling
COX: Matt Taylor

Both crews qualified in their respective events, a huge achievement for the club. The A4+ moved through and lost to well drilled Leeds University crew. The S4- moved through, beating Harvard University and then losing to the eventual victors Newcastle.

 

 

JUNE 2015 - EDEN BOAT CLUB FORMED

Eden Boat Club was formed by recent graduates of the club with a view to expanding club-alumni co-operation and building a network of supporters!

HENLEY WOMEN'S REGATTA 2016

In 2016, the club made our first attempt to qualify for Henley Women's Regatta with the crew of:

BOW: Charis Evans
TWO: Natasha Wood
THREE: Charlie Fling
STROKE: Hannah Myatt
COX: Matt Taylor

The crew successfully qualified and moved through to race Edinburgh University. Despite leading for almost the entire race, Edinburgh pipped the girls at the final sprint. 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016 - CATALYST ARRIVAL

The club hosted John Browne to officially name the boat he helped to donate, Catalyst. Then club then named a new pair in John's honour as thanks for all he has done for rowing in St Andrews and his contniued support.

ITALIAN TRAINING CAMP - JAN 2017

The club travelled abroad in January to Italy for a training camp in Lake Lovere, hosted by Canottieri Sebino where we returned to in Easter of 2018.

FEBRUARY 2017 - FIRST BUCS POINTS

The club won our first BUCS points at BUCS Head 2017, taking bronze in WC4+, the same crew moved to A final at BUCs in C4+ later in the season but not race Henley in the same combination due a rule change! 

BUCS REGATTA MEDAL - APRIL 2017

The club won our first medal at BUCS Regatta in April 2017, with Alex taking bronze in Int1x! We were in 4 A finals across the weekend, compared to just 1 in 2016.

THE WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE 2018

In 2018 and for the first time, the club broke the top 50 at WeHoRR. 

BOW: Morgan Hartley
TWO: Alice Thompson
THREE: Julia Marache
FOUR: Ellie Livingstone
FIVE: Skye Arnott
SIX: Hannah Myatt
SEVEN: Kirstin Giddy (SW Captain)
STROKE: Jodie Cameron
COX: Matt Taylor

The crew just slipped into the top 50, placing 49th. In 2015, 16 and 17 the VIII had placed 147th, 101st & 56th respectively. This result was the first time the club had broken the top 50 at either WeHoRR or HoRR to date.

 

 

HOME INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2017

Alex joined the Scottish HIR team towards the end of the 2016-17 season. He finished second in JM4x behind a well drilled English crew from Leander Club at Home International Regatta. We had two other trialists for the HIR team, Hannah Myatt and Kirstin Giddy, who lost out selection by just a bow ball at a seat race earlier in the season. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 - SAINTS REGATTA

The club hosted our first Regatta, Saints Regatta at Loch Ore in September 2017. The event welcomed crews from across Scotland, mixing senior and junior athletes in a day of short sprint racing at the Loch! 

SCOTTISH INDOORS - NOVEMBER 2017

The club won our first medals in recent memory at Scottish Indoors November 2017, with medals across the board.

SUMMER 2012 - M4+ WINS SCOT CHAMPS

A M4+ forms during the 2011-12 season and is the most successful crew for years previous with the highlight of the season being victory at Scot Champs during the Summer of 2012.

2004 - THE OLD BOATHOUSE IS ABANDONED AT GUARDBRIDGE

The club had rowed out of the Guardbridge boathouse since construction (date unknown) but it had fallen into disrepair on multiple occasions as well as rumoured use as a shooting range for the RAF at the nearby Leuchars Base. Condemned by the University Estates Department, the club left in 2004.

2007 - SPRING TRAINING IN PORTUGAL

The club heads to Portugal in 2007 for a training camp - the first record we have of a foreign training camp but these two videos and one photo are all that remain! Do get in touch and help us with more information!

TIDEWAY 2002 - MENS VIII

The only photograph we have a tideway crew in the early years of 2000 comes from this crew back in 2002, where the novices placed 333rd but we have no senior result - the first recorded club appearance at HoRR was in 1996 where the senior VIII placed 342nd out of 390 in a time of 21:37.41. 

2005-6 SEASON, MENS VIII 

The mens VIII of the 2005-6 season had a highly successful season - placing 288th at HoRR (a then club record) as well becoming BUSA Bronze medalists and winners of Scot Champs. Please do reach out to us and with any further details fo this crews success! 

 2005-6 MOVE TO INCHYRA

Since the departure from Guardbridge in 2004, the club had moved all around Scotland including removing at Strathclyde Park. Sometime between 2005-6 we joined Dundee University Boat Club at Inchyra, where we rowed alongside them until our departure and move to Perth Sailing Club in 2010.

2010 MOVE TO PERTH

In 2010, the club moved to a spot further up the River Tay, at Perth Sailing Club. The club rowed out of Perth Sailing Club until 2016, when we moved to Loch Ore Meadows, in favour of better winter training conditions. 

In April, the club had our most successful ever run at SUCS and SPR, with 25 of our 42 athletes returning with gold medals. We were Scottish Student Champions in: WInt1x, WChp2-, WChp4+, WBeg4+, WBeg8+ and MInt2x.

APRIL 2018 - SUCS & SPR

APRIL 2018 - SUCS & SPR

THREE MEDALS WON AT BUCS REGATTA- MAY 2018

The club won our first medal at BUCS Regatta in April 2017, with Alex taking bronze in Int1x! We were in 4 A finals across the weekend, compared to just 1 in 2016.

BUCS 2018 has been our most successful one yet - two silver and a bronze medal were won over the weekend. The club also gained BUCS points at the regatta, by the WCLwt2-.

JUNE 2018 - HENLEY WOMEN'S REGATTA

BUCS 2018 has been our most successful one yet - two silver and a bronze medal were won over the weekend. The club also gained BUCS points at the regatta, by the WCLwt2-.

18 of our best female athletes went to HWR in 2018, double our previous record entry (2017). Additionally, we had 7 novices that were part of the crews in comparison to only 1 last year - a huge step-up for the Club. 

HOME INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2018

HIR 2018 was the first time St Andrews has had athletes selected for the Senior team in recent history. Remarkably, from zero to four, the University of St Andrews was the most represented University on the Senior Women's squad!

UNIVERSITY SHIELD WINNERS AT BRIT CHAMPS- OCTOBER 2018

For the Club's first appearance at the British Senior Championships, this was a fantastic weekend of racing for the W4-, made up of athletes from diverse rowing backgrounds.

A NEW DIRECTOR OF ROWING- FEBRUARY 2019

Jordan Stanley was appointed as our new Director of Rowing in February 2019. As a former international athlete and coach at Westlake Boys' High School in New Zealand, Jordan brought with him a wealth of experience to push our performance even further.

LAUNCH OF PROJECT24 - APRIL 2019

In April 2019, we launched a major match donation campaign, Project24, with the aim of raising £35,000 for a coxed four and a coxless pair. 

In April 2019, we launched a major match donation campaign, Project24, with the aim of raising £35,000 for a coxed four and a coxless pair. 

FIRST BUCS GOLD MEDALS IN CLUB HISTORY - MAY 2019

The club won its first ever BUCS gold medals in the WInt 2- and MInt 2- categories at BUCS Regatta. 

Bronze medals were also won by our WInt 4+ and MInt 4+, making it our most successful performance at BUCS Regatta to date!

The club won its first ever BUCS gold medals in the WInt 2- and MInt 2- categories at BUCS Regatta. 

Bronze medals were also won by our WInt 4+ and MInt 4+, making it our most successful performance at BUCS Regatta to date!

The club won its first ever BUCS gold medals in the WInt 2- and MInt 2- categories at BUCS Regatta. 

Bronze medals were also won by our WInt 4+ and MInt 4+, making it our most successful performance at BUCS Regatta to date!

The club won its first ever BUCS gold medals in the WInt 2- and MInt 2- categories at BUCS Regatta. 

Bronze medals were also won by our WInt 4+ and MInt 4+, making it our most successful performance at BUCS Regatta to date!

TWO FOURS AT HENLEY WOMEN'S AT MARLOW REGATTA - JUNE 2019

The AA4- reached the quarter-finals of Henley Women's Regatta after beating Sheffield University in the heats and only narrowly losing out on a spot in the semis against Glasgow University.

The men's championship four continued with their Henley Royal Regatta preparation and raced at Marlow Regatta.

NOVEMBER 2018 - VL TROPHY WIN AT SCOTTISH INDOORS

A total of 6 medals were won at the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships, and the success of the our athletes' achievements were recognised in the presentation of the Victor Ludorum Trophy of the Club - crowning UStABC as the most successful Club of the event this year.

MARCH 2019 -CLUB COURSE RECORD AT HORR IN LONDON

Our Men's 1st VIII finished in 62nd position at the Head of the River Race in London out of 301 crews, setting a club course record and winning the Medium Academic Pennant.

APRIL 2019 - RECORD RESULTS AT THE SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The club finished 2nd on the Scottish Universities' Victor Ludorum, beating 8 other Scottish Universities and brought home an outstanding  7 gold medals.

JUNE 2019 - SAINTS ARE CROWNED DOUBLE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONS. 

Our OC2- and WC4+ become Scottish Champions at the Scottish Championships held at Strathclyde Park. 

HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA SEMI-FINALS JULY 2019

In 2019 the club qualified for Henley Royal Regatta for the second time.

 

The crew missed out on a pre-qualifying spot, but won themselves one of the 4 spots available at the Friday qualifiers out of 37 crews.

BOW: Chris Bock

TWO: Henry Marles

THREE: Oscar Nick

STROKE: Campbell Nelson

COX: Holly Bartlett

The crew made club history on the Wednesday of the Regatta, beating Imperial College London, the first time the club had ever won a round at the regatta. 

On the Friday, the crew raced Exeter University in the quarter-finals. They won. It was an extremely special day for the club. John Browne, the club's founder, was there to support and congratulate the crew on their unbelievable victory. 

The crew finished their season against Durham University in the semi-finals. It was a fantastic triumph. Current club members and alumni dating back to the 1990s cheered on the crew, before the annual BBQ held on the Saturday afternoon. 

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