Henley Royal Regatta 2018 - Annual Drinks and Boat Naming Ceremony

As tradition dictates, all UBBC alumni, students, supporters, friends and family are invited to our annual drinks event during the tea break on the Saturday of Henley Royal Regatta (7th July 2018), at Chris Hartley's space at the south-eastern corner of Lion Meadow. 

This year we will be celebrating the success of the 1998 Henley Women's Regatta crew on the 20-year anniversary of their victory in College Eights. 

In addition, UBBC will be holding a boat naming ceremony for three of the four new boats gifted by the UBBC Alumni and the Rutley family following a successful fundraising campaign earlier this year. Read more about the campaign here

UBBC Head Race

When: Saturday 2nd December, 10:00-15:00

Where: Saltford Boathouse 

Boat Club and University Alumni are invited to join UBBC for their annual Head of the River Race. The race has grown to be a key fixture in the regional rowing calendar drawing university crews from afar afield as: Wales, Birmingham, Exeter and Reading as well as providing occasion for a showdown between local university rivals, Bristol, UWE & Bath.

Join us to cheer on our student and alumni crews, look around the recently completed boathouse and enjoy refreshments in the club room during the break in racing.

Refreshments are being put on specifically for Alumni; absolutely no cost is involved but to ensure ample provision those thinking of attending are invited to RSVP below.

Name *

2017 Annual Dinner

Tickets are now sold out!

Please save the date – this year's annual dinner will be held in a private room at Villandry St. James on Saturday 14 October.

Location: Villandry, 12 Waterloo Place, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4AU

Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Menu: Two-course meal 

Tickets: £29 without alcohol, or £46 including free-flowing prosecco

Dress code: Relaxed, although UBBC jackets are always welcome

Partners and friends are more than welcome to join.


Tickets are strictly limited, and are now available to buy from our online shop here


Deadline: Thursday 5 October, or until the venue reaches capacity, whichever comes sooner.


Hope to see lots of you there!


Danielle Standish

UBBC Alumni Social Secretary



Drinks at Quintin Head

Drinks at Quintin Head

Please join the UBBC Alumni for our annual meet at Quintin Head in London. We will watch and support UBBC racing, then meet and catch up with their current athletes and coaches over drinks.

Where: The Ship Inn, 10 Thames Bank, London, SW14 7QR

When: Saturday 28th January, race starts at 12:15

UBBC Head Race & Ball

Prepare yourself for racing down the Saltford stretch, watching the novice division carnage and brushing up in bow tie or cocktail dress for the evening's entertainment.

Alumni Meal or Ents tickets can be purchased from http://www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups/boat-rowing/events/head-race-ball

HRR 'Row By' & Drinks

This year the Stewards have invited our 1991 Men's VIII to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of their Henley Royal victory with a 'Row By' during the Saturday Afternoon Tea Break.

So…in a slight variation from tradition you’re all invited to the Boat Tents to applaud our champions as they boat 25 years on, stroll down the banks to witness the ‘Row By’ then return to the Boat Tents en masse to enjoy something fizzy.*

We hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

The UBBC Alumni Committee

*The Stewards have agreed to allow access to the Boat Tents those wishing to take part in the celebrations, but without Stewards or Competitor Passes.