Posted: September 13, 2016

The Crichton University Campus Boat Club (CUCBC) is inviting all members of the public – staff and students, or otherwise – to join them in the celebration of their brand new rowing boat on Monday the 19th September. Since the establishment of the University Boat Club in 2012, it has grown from strength to strength with the help of local rowing club, Nithsdale Amateur RC. This year, however, marks an important milestone for CUCBC as the club succeeded in securing enough funding from the Crichton Foundation, the Holywood Trust, and the Awards for All program from Sports Scotland to buy its very own high-quality racing boat and new Club Performance blades.

The boat will be christened by Professor David Clark, former Director of the University of Glasgow - Crichton Campus and long-term supporter of the University Club. The ceremony will take place at 5PM on Monday the 19th September at the NARC boathouse on Greensands, Dumfries.

Scottish Rowing representatives will also be present at the ceremony, along with members of the Dumfries community and members of the two respective rowing clubs.

Some light refreshments and cakes will also be provided to raise funds for the club.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please do get in touch by emailing us at or by visiting our website at and our Facebook/Twitter pages (@CUCBC).