Boating WEHoRR

Head action for all! A March bonanza

The self described rowing festival brought huge numbers to our doorstep.  It was some sight, three days of head races back to back.  ICBC is privileged with a location in the heart of rowing in London and we duly soaked in the atmosphere.  There was a stall selling pogies, Shania Twain on someone’s speakers and […]

Camp 2017

Henley Royal Regatta 2017: The Preview

I take no responsibility for the content in the preview tables.  Some entries were lightly edited. Gradually, carefully and surely, the build-up is reaching a climax. Settled into a random house further upstream of the River Thames than our usual abode, Henley is on top of us. To finish off this anticipation is the Imperial […]

Senior coxless four building off the start

Henley Women’s Regatta 2017: Close but no cigar

It turned out to be one of those weekends. On the cusp of Henley Women’s Regatta, confidence across the squad was high as eight crews entered seven categories. These athletes battled to five finals and one semi-final, but, crucially, none returning with hardware. Here is a recap of a tumultuous weekend. Always intensely fought, the […]

What A Lovely Day! Top: Gibson & Powell / Bottom: Mieszkowska & Barnhill

The Met: Up and Running

This one is less verbose, I promise. — With rays of sunshine warming the faces, hair fluttering in the brisk breeze and wretched exams etched in the mind, it was the Met. This year the armada was filled by all four squads. Here is a concise and precise round-up of our activities: M2- Four mens pairs were […]

Women's 8+ make top 3 for 3rd year in a row at WeHORR


Last weekend 35 women (& Theo) pulled their black blue and silver colours on for the biggest head race of the season, WeHORR 2017. With our women’s first eight leading off the race for the second year in a row, the coaches decided to serve up a crew of rising talent accompanied by resident club virtuosos; […]

Nov.8+: Bow: Max Castello, Ian Kegler, Alistair Wallace, Matt Cowley, Wojciech Markowski, Sarunas Driezis, James Wilson, Stroke: David Simmonds Cox: Charlotte Grayson

ICBC at the Brugge Boat Race 2017

Nov.8+: Bow: Max Castello, Ian Kegler, Alistair Wallace, Matt Cowley, Wojciech Markowski, Sarunas Driezis, James Wilson, Stroke: David Simmonds, Cox: Charlotte Grayson In their international debut, the ICBC men’s novice 8+ returned from the Brugge Boat Race with a solid win in the student men’s category. The challenges, however, came before the boat had even […]

The Champ 8+ take Bronze by a narrow margin

A Long Way From Home: BUCS Head 2017

The Champ Quad take Gold as the fastest crew in the morning division The Champ 8+ take Bronze by a narrow margin The Champ 4- looking resplendent in their camouflaged hats Women’s Captain, Beccy Rowe reaffirms her steering prowess in the Women’s Intermediate Quad Pain faces: A bearded Thomas Thompson roars the boys home in […]

Women's 8+ take 3rd place in Turin

Lads on TOURin – ICBC W8+ in Italia

If you’re looking for a cheeky winter city break to Turin, Italia, the Women’s VIII have done the LEG work and have some POinters for you after they came away with 3rd place at Turin International Regatta a few weeks ago. Food: We descended in force on the dairy rich lands of ToURIN. With this […]

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Credit: Angie King, Quintin Boat Club

Quintin Head

As the global economic, political and social interregnum rages, a new era is dawning at Imperial College Boat Club. The arrival of Quintin Head is a welcome respite from the seemingly endless miles in the gloomy weather and short hours of sunlight.  The opportunity to swank on home water is never to be turned down […]

Imperial College Boat Club remembers René Zamudio

Obituary of René Zamudio

It is with great sadness that we report the death of René Zamudio, 22, who took his own life on Monday the 30th of January. René joined the club in September 2016 having taken up rowing in his final year at Bristol University Boat Club. Despite being relatively new to the sport, René made huge […]