The Oratory School Boat Club is a thriving and growing club that is located on the banks of the River Thames on a stretch of water made famous by the novel “Wind in the Willows”. There are around 80 members in the club and with extensive facilities including numerous ergometers, a ‘swingulator’, a weights room and two Boat Houses containing a range of boats for beginners up to elite standard.
All members are expected to help build and create an environment of trust and respect. High standards, open communication and striving for excellence both in the classroom and on the water are expected from the boys.
At the core of the club is the focus on the individual, the responsibility they hold to themselves, the club and the crew. The coaching team strive to support each individual to make the most of every opportunity available to them.
The School competes successfully at many races throughout the year, including ‘The Schools Head’, ‘National Schools Regatta’ and the prestigious ‘Henley Royal Regatta’. A healthy percentage of pupils go on to row for their universities and several to compete internationally.
Below are links to each of the competitions this term. Parents are encouraged to visit and support the crews. Further details of locations and timetables are found on the regatta websites.
Trinity Term Rowing Calendar 2018
This weekend the boat club is racing at Thames Ditton Regatta. The seniors will be leaving school at 6.00am and the 4th form eight will leave school at 10.15am.
The first eight splits into two fours in the morning for 8.30am races against University College London and St George’s College. The first eight races at 1.36pm again against University College London. The 4th form eight races at 2.24pm against Radley College. The draw can be found here.
Directions to the regatta can be found on the Thames Ditton website. There is limited parking at the regatta so you might have a long walk.
There are no upcoming events at this time.