The return of the Scottish Boat Race

Following a 2-year hiatus, the 143rd Scottish Boat Race will take place on Saturday 21 May 2022.

The Scottish Boat Race, also known as the Edinburgh vs. Glasgow Boat Race, is believed to be the third oldest varsity boat race in the world. Established in 1877, the race, which sees crews from the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, compete, is predated only by the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and the Yale-Harvard Regatta.

The 2022 Scottish Boat Race

The 2022 Scottish Boat Race will take place on Saturday 21 May at Strathclyde Park, Scotland’s only 2000m multi-lane course. The event will consist of a number of different races, an erg race, both men’s and women’s novices (beginners), and a men’s and women’s first eight. The Erg relay will begin at 13:00 with racing on the water following from 14:00.

Edinburgh University Boat Club

Established in 1867, EUBC is one of the most successful university boat clubs in the UK. The introduction of the Rowing Performance Sport Programme in 2010 has allowed the club to flourish and since then our athletes have gone to compete (and medal) in the Olympic Games, Senior and U23 World Championships, as well as also fielding the first Scottish university crew to win at Henley Royal Regatta. Earlier this year the club became the first from a Scottish University to win the Victor Ludorum Championship at the BUCS (British University and College Sport) Regatta.

Notable Alumni include 5 time Olympic medal winner and 6 time world champion rower and Law alumna Dame Katherine Grainger and Olympic silver medal winner Dr Polly Swann.

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