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University of Kent Rowing Club

University of Kent Rowing Club
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Plucks Gutter, Sandwich, Kent, United Kingdom
Home water River Stour
Founded 1966 (1966)
University University of Kent

The University of Kent Rowing Club is the rowing club of the University of Kent based in the UK on the River Stour. Founded in 1966, the club has regularly competed in competition and have been moderately successful.[1]


The Somerset Maugham boathouse is located at Plucks Gutter on the River Stour, outside of Sandwich. The boathouse is a 20minute drive from the university campus. Inside the boathouse are changing rooms and a crew room with sofas and cooking facilities.


The club row in fours, pairs and quadruple, double and single sculling boats. Due to the narrow width of the river rowing in eights is not possible. The fours and quadruple sculls are all coxed boats.


The club train throughout the year and hold a week long winter training camp over the Christmas holidays and three weeks over Easter to prepare for the BUCS regatta. All land training takes place in the University of Kent's gym in the centre of campus, with access to club ergo's on the balcony of one of the sports centre's halls. The club provide all members with a workout routine including a weight training and circuits. The club has a director of rowing, Mike Kennedy, who acts as the club coach.[2]

Club kit

The club rowing colours are ivory, navy and burgundy.[3]

Spitfire Boat Club

Spitfire Boat Club was created as a club for the alumni of the University Rowing Club in 2001 and became an open club with membership available to members of the public in 2002. The Chairman of the club is Mike Kennedy, director of Rowing of UKRC.

See also


  1. ^ "Kent Rowing News". Kent Rowing. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Kent University RC (UKE)". British Rowing. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

External links

  • University of Kent Boat Club Website
  • University of Kent Boat Club Website
  • The University of Kent website
  • The University of Kent Students' Union Website
  • British Rowing Club Profile
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