The New King's Boat House

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The King’s College Boat Club has the largest active membership of any society within the College.  Each year around 25% of the undergraduate intake novice with the Club, and most continue to row at various points throughout their Cambridge career. Most students have never rowed before coming to Cambridge and King’s aims to make rowing and coxing accessible to all members of College regardless of previous experience.

Building a combined Colleges Boat House – shared with Selwyn and Churchill Colleges and the Leys School - became a fundraising priority five years ago and separate funds, for which the club is immensely grateful, were donated for this purpose.

The original King’s Boat House was built in 1894 and stood near Midsummer Common. When in 1969 it was knocked down by the City Council in order to build the Queen Elizabeth Bridge, the club moved to its present location on Logan’s Way into a “temporary” structure which remained in use until 2015!

The new Boat House, completed in early 2016 and officially opened by the Provost in June that year, is designed to meet each of the partner’s rowing needs: it includes a first floor area for changing facilities, club rooms and a shared fitness area.

The progression from knowing absolutely nothing about rowing to being part of a race-worthy crew over the course of just under two months is incredible. I’ve found a whole new community of people across the College (and from other college boat clubs) that I would have never met, let alone become friends with.
Amanda McHugh (KC2018)

 

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