2005-2014 - Saltford Boathouse Campaign

Words by Matt Ridley (UBBC 2006-10):

UBBC’s new boathouse was officially opened earlier in September this year by Olympian Alex Partridge. Named after John Rutley, a phenomenal supporter of UBBC over the past ten years or so, it sits upon the location of the old Ladies Boathouse and extends downstream towards the weir. Monkton Combe School and Avon County Rowing Club, who assisted in the fundraising for the enterprise, also have new buildings on the site. 

I am sure that I speak for all alumni in saying that: (a) we’re all extremely jealous of current UBBC members; (b) it’s extremely exciting to have finally reached such a huge milestone in UBBC’s history; and (c) we greatly look forward to UBBC being able to use such solid foundations to generate even more success in the future. 

If you would like to visit the new boathouse then I suggest that you get in contact with the current Club Captain (captain.ubbc@gmail.com), and arrange a visit when the Club is training.