UCC Rowing Club is one of the oldest and most successful sports clubs in the University beginning life in 1868 on the Marina in Cork as the Queens College Cork Rowing Club. Since 1912 the club has won 21 National Championships in a variety of categories from the Lightweight Men’s Single Scull to the Novice Men’s 8+. The club has also been a strong competitor in the mid-season Grand League Regattas, which have been taking place nationwide since 2010. Among other notable events that UCC have performed well in are London Head of the River, London Metropolitan Regatta, and Henley Royal Regatta
The club started life along the Marina, in Blackrock, Cork. The facilities of other clubs were used along the Marina, such as at Shandon BC and Cork BC, up until 2012 when UCCRC had the opportunity to move out to the National Rowing Centre. This is an ideal location for the club as the 15km of lake with a 2000m rowing course and top of the range facilities on land enables training at the highest standard. Recent developments at UCCRC include the continued addition to the comprehensive fleet of modern racing boats and the organisation of programs for specific athletes which have been tailored to them by qualified, well-recognized coaches.
Rowing at UCC encourages members to compete at local, national and international regattas, become part of a great social scene here in Cork, make new friends and improve your fitness. UCCRC caters for all skill levels from the raw novice up to the experienced senior and prides itself on helping students to realize their potential on the water.