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The Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club (RSSBC) is no more than a decent stone's throw from the School itself. The School's location, high on the banks of the Severn, is the envy of rowing schools across the country, and we now have top class facilities to match it.
After a successful appeal for funds by our Foundation Office, the Yale Boathouse was built in 2012 adjacent to the 1921 Pugh Boathouse, thus giving us racks to accommodate over 60 boats, and a fabulous new room on the first floor that can take over 40 ergos. At the same time, the original Clubroom has been restored to its former glory (without any ergos), and has impressive displays on its walls - and ceiling - of the Boat Club's history.
Salopians are able to make use of these facilities, as well as our indoor rowing tank set into the river bank, all year round: many pupils, especially from their second or third year upwards, make rowing their major sport for all three terms; others enjoy the sport at house level, either in regular competitions throughout the Michaelmas and summer terms, or in "bumpers", the Oxbridge-style house bumping races which provide the climax to the summer term.
Girls' Rowing at Shrewsbury School continues to grow since the first girls joined our new coeducational Sixth Form in 2008. We now have two senior crews regularly rowing and competing, and the dynamic of a squad system means that there is a healthy competition for seats. The arrival of girls in the Third and Fourth Forms in September 2014 has provided an exciting opportunity to develop athletes over a longer period and give them all the tools and support required to fulfil their potential. In the first term of WJ14 and WJ15, no fewer than 22 Third and Fourth Form girls represented the School at external head races and achieved some impressive results.
The OId Salopians' rowing club, 'Sabrina', is a thriving section and hugely supportive, not only in helping to fund the equipment and facilities for our rowers, but also by attending and supporting our crews when they compete across the country. Please see the Sabrina page for more information.
Any forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term will be displayed below.