HCBC shares Longbridges Boathouse with four other Oxford colleges – St Catherine’s, Mansfield, Green Templeton, St Hilda’s. Our own newly refurbished club room offers a great space for both socialising and training. On a regular basis we use it for club strength and conditioning sessions. It transforms into a great socialising space, with two large sets of double doors out onto the balcony, offering a great spot for watching racing on the Isis.
The boathouse also offers changing facilities for men and women, a hot shower, and a kitchen.
Radley College Boathouse
HCBC rents a rack at the Radley College Boathouse, which is two locks downstream of the Isis. Our men’s and women’s 1st VIIIs can train here, making the most of a longer, quieter stretch of the Thames.
Men’s boats: Empacher 8+ (2009), Janousek 8+ (2005), Aylings 8+, Filippi F34 4+ (2010), Janousek 4+
Women’s boats: Kirs 8+ (2011), Janousek 8+ (2005), Janousek 8+, Stampfli 4+ (2013)
Small boats: Filippi 1x (2007), ERB 1x, Stelph 1x, Janousek 1x
The club also has agreed access to a 2x/- owned by Green Templeton.
The club has access to the Longbridges erg room, with 8 Concept 2 Model D ergs with sliders, and 8 refurbished Concept 2 Model C ergs. Large mirrors line one wall to assist with coaching, and to help athletes to improve their technique.
Hertford College Gym
The club also trains at Hertford College Gym, which has a full cardiovascular equipment suite, weights machines, and free weights.