Shrewsbury School

Rowing (RSSBC)

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The Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club (RSSBC) was founded in 1866 and the Boathouse is located on an idyllic stretch of the River Severn opposite the Quarry Park close to the town centre.

The School is nationally recognised as one of the leading rowing schools in the country and boasts an impressive 14 Henley Royal Regatta wins to its name. With the move to co-education, the girls’ crews at the RSSBC have quickly made their mark and in 2015 were one of only six schools nationally to qualify for the Henley Royal Regatta.

The Boat Club has over 300 pupils taking part in the sport through the course of the year with a mix of participation: many pupils make rowing their major sport for all three terms; others enjoy the sport at house level in 'Bumpers', the Oxbridge-style house bumping races which provide the climax to the Summer Term.

The majority of our pupils learn to row at Shrewsbury so no previous experience is necessary, but we are also delighted to have experienced rowers join us.

 

The Boathouse is in prime position only a short walk down the hill from the School itself and has extensive training facilities including the Yale Boathouse that was opened in 2012 adjacent to the 1921 Pugh Boathouse. The buildings house a well-equipped gym, a rowing tank, impressive Clubroom and a storage area that houses a fleet of over 100 rowing boats and nine coaching launches. The impressive fleet includes state-of-the-art equipment for our competing crews and those involved in the GB trials process. The club has three sets of telemetry that are used to monitor and support the coaching of the senior boys and girls to aid performance.

The Boat Club is a supportive environment with an impressive and passionate contingent of coaching staff, many of whom also play a significant role on both academic and pastoral fronts. Athol Hundermark is the full-time Director of Rowing who is responsible for the day to day running of the programme and performance of the senior boys’ squad, with Rob Wilson driving the senior girls’ squad.

The Club is fully supportive of the GB trials system and is proud to have numerous Salopians who have and continue to feature internationally at all levels. The majority of our rowers continue rowing beyond school with exciting numbers of pupils rowing at top rowing Universities around the world, including Oxbridge and many of the Ivy Leagues in the USA.

The OId Salopians' rowing club, 'Sabrina', is a thriving section and hugely supportive, not only in helping to fund the equipment and facilities for our rowers, but also by attending and supporting our crews when they compete across the country.  Please see the Sabrina page for more information.


Any forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term will be displayed below.

Forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term

Saturday 23 June 2018

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    All day
    RSSBC: Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake (1st & 2nd VIII)

Thursday 28 June 2018

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    14:15
    RSSBC: Bumping Races Round 1

Friday 29 June 2018

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    All day
    Rowers of Henley who died during World War 1

    The Henley on Thames WW1 Remembrance Association have researched the Men of Henley and the Thames who competed in the Henley Regatta and subsequently died during WW1.  There are 473 rowers who died, 15 of whom are from Shrewsbury School. They are remembered as part of an exhibition which will be staged at the Old Fire Station Gallery immediately behind the Town Hall in Henley over Henley Week.  Entry is free, and open from 10.00am until a couple of hours after the rowing each day. Every rower has a page in a series of Memorial Volumes, with, where possible, a picture of them or their grave/memorial. There will also be a memorial board on which each man will have a four line entry. Please support this commendable initiative if you are visiting Henley for the Regatta.

    For further information, please click here.

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    All day
    RSSBC: Henley Qualifiers (Senior Boys & Girls)
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    13:55
    RSSBC: Bumping Races Rounds 2 & 3

Saturday 30 June 2018

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    14:55
    RSSBC: Bumping Races Finals
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    16:00
    RSSBC: Bumping Races Presentations

Sunday 1 July 2018

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    All day
    RSSBC: GB France Trials

Wednesday 4 July 2018

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    All day
    RSSBC: Henley Royal Regatta

Sunday 8 July 2018

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    12:00
    Sabrina Club Gathering at Henley Royal Regatta

Monday 6 August 2018

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    All day
    Shrewsbury Rowing Course - Day Camp: 6th - 10th August 2018 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    We are delighted to be running our very popular and successful rowing courses again in August 2018, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from parents:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”

     


    Our courses for 2018 are now fully booked, but if you would like to go on the waiting list or on the mailing list for next year, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

    Dates and fees for 2018 (for reference)

    Day Camp:  6th - 10th August 2018  -  £395

    Residential Course: 12th - 18th August 2018  -   £650 (fully inclusive) 

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

Sunday 12 August 2018

  •  
    All day
    Shrewsbury Rowing Course - Residential Camp: 12th - 18th August 2018 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    We are delighted to be running our very popular and successful rowing courses again in August 2018, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from parents:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”

     


    Our courses for 2018 are now fully booked, but if you would like to go on the waiting list or on the mailing list for next year, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

    Dates and fees for 2018 (for reference)

    Day Camp:  6th - 10th August 2018  -  £395

    Residential Course: 12th - 18th August 2018  -   £650 (fully inclusive) 

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

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