Oxford Brookes University Boat Club
Oxford Brookes University Boat Club (OBUBC) is the rowing club of the Oxford Brookes University, England, located on the River Thames in Oxford. The club has been very successful with many olympic champions coming from the club itself and obtaining 6 Gold medals at Olympic games since Sydney.
From 1995-2007 OBUBC had won an unmatched 13 consecutive British Universities Sport Association Titles.
Taurus Boat Club
Taurus Boat Club is the Alumni club of Oxford Brookes University. The Taurus Boat Club is for past oarsmen and oarswomen that were former alumni of Oxford Polytechnic & Oxford Brookes University with the allowance of current Brookes welcomed to join. Taurus won the Britannia Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 2013.
The Oxford Brookes New Boat House sits on a 10 km stretch of the River Thames that is classed as one of the best non-tidal stretches of water in the country. This length, width and quality of the water has been a key factor in Brookes’ success, allowing both men’s and women’s crews to train together, in an enjoyable but highly competitive environment. When combining this style of training with our steadily growing world-class fleet of boats, winning becomes second nature.
In June 2013 marked the opening of the new boat house on the thames designed by architects Spratley Studios. The vision was to expand and update an outgrown, outdated building to produce a state-of-the-art facility, fit to support the demands of World and Olympic medallists and create an environment in which top-class athletes can shine. The contemporary interpretation of local agricultural buildings, compliant with stringent environmental and ecological benchmarks, underpins the concept. The simplistic gable form echoes a resplendent Tithe Barn on the banks of the Thames, a discreet silhouette within the landscape.
The new facilities include land-based training areas, extra boat storage and large changing rooms elite crews.