Christ Church Regatta – Day 1 Race Reports

Chris Church Regatta 2017 kicked off today with four crews of Hertford “fawns” taking to the Isis for their first taste of Oxford racing. Read on to find out how they got on!   Men’s A – Beat Lincoln A Cox: Maciej Arcadius Bugala Stroke: Ryan Gould 7: Tom Blackmore 6: Paddy Christy-Parker 5: Oscar…

Summer Eights 2017 – Thursday Race Reports

M1 – Level at 1st in Division II Cox: Alice Vacani Stroke: Chris Nicholls 7: Alex Allison 6: Jack Waterman 5: Steve Crabb 4: Hamish Streeter 3: Chris (CJ) Jones 2: Rob House Bow: Maciej Bugala Following a disappointing result on the first day, M1 were ready for the opportunity to show off what we could…

Summer Eights 2017 – Wednesday Race Reports

It’s that time of year again, when coxes and crews take to the Isis to showcase the fruits of their training efforts throughout the year. For blow-by-blow updates throughout the week and an excessive amount of hashtagging, follow @hecbc on Instagram, or read on to hear how the crews got on on the first day…

Women’s Eights Head of the River Race report

Bow- Annie Ault 2- Amy Holguin 3- Bridget Johns 4- Philippa Thornton 5- Penny Hyde 6- Rosalind Martin 7- Hannie Knox Stroke- Marie Becker Cox- Joe Wynn After W1’s most successful Torpids campaign in over 35 years (finishing 4th on the river in Division 1), we were looking forward to racing again in WeHorr. The…

Torpids 2017 – Saturday Race Reports

After a dramatic week of racing, Torpids 2017 drew to a close with W1 and M1 finishing at 4th and 5th on the river respectively – read about the action here. Congratulations to all rowers! #FTD

Torpids 2017 – Wednesday Race Reports

It’s that Torpids time of year again, and the bumps action has kicked off on the Isis.  Please read below for Wednesday’s race reports. W1 – up 1 to 7th Division I Bow: Annabel Ault 2: Amy Holguin 3: Hannie Knox 4: Philippa Thornton 5: Penny Hyde 6: Marie Becker 7: Ros Martin Stroke: Abie…

Torpids 2017 – Rowing On Race Reports

It’s that Torpids time of year again, and to kick off the action on Friday W2 and M3 took to the Isis looking to secure themselves a bungline. Congratulations to W2 for achieving the illustrious title of Winners of Rowing On 2017! Fear The Deer!

HCBC Victory at Henley 4s and 8s

On the 18th February 6 HCBC crews decamped to Henley-on-Thames for a hard day’s racing, with one emerging victorious in their division! Read on to learn how the action unfolded. Well done to all who raced.

Christ Church Regatta 2016: Day 1 Race Reports

WA Cox: Joe Wynn Stroke: Catherine Dumbill 7: Hae Jin Yang 6: Isabella Reynard 5: Annie Ault 4: Morgan Nguyen 3: Zara Ahmad 2: Alice Maynes Bow: Jenna Christiansen The female novice boat (WA) had our first ever race against Lincoln on Wednesday. Unfortunately blue flag meant Sophie our trusty novice cox who’d been with us all term…

Summer Eights 2016 – Saturday Race Reports

W1 rounded off an excellent Eights for HCBC by winning blades and moving up to 8th in Women’s Division I, whilst a klaxon in Men’s Division IV cruelly denied M2 their own opportunity to win blades.  M1, W2 and M3 also gave the HCBC supporters plenty to cheer on. Please read on to hear the…

Summer Eights 2016 – Friday Race Reports

Another day, another bump for W1 and M2! M1 also putting in a strong effort holding level in Division 1. Better start making your travel arrangements to Oxford to come along and cheer your college on to a potential double blades victory tomorrow afternoon! M1: Rowed Over The gentlemen of HCBC’s M1 arrived at the…

Summer Eights 2016 – Thursday Race Reports

Another great day of racing today saw two crews continue their march skywards, with bumps on Balliol from W1, and Brasenose II from M2. Here’s how it all happened! M1: Rowed Over Confidence was high as we sat on bungline. On the first day, we had repelled every push Catz had to offer, so much so…

Summer Eights 2016 – Wednesday Race Reports

Hertford’s 2016 Summer Eights campaign got off to a strong start today with no bumps conceded by any crews, and a glorious bump each for W1 and M2! Read on to hear about the action:   M1: Rowed Over Hertford M1 pushed off with high hopes having just heard of W1’s bump over the tannoy. Unfortunately, despite…

Summer Eights 2016 – Rowing On Race Report

M3: Qualified 13th of 32 boats in a time of 3:03.0 Hertford’s M3 doesn’t have automatic qualification, so we took to the river on Friday to prove we deserved to row in Summer Eight’s. Having narrowly missed out on a place in Torpids, the crew had a point to prove as we built up to…

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Hertford College Boat Club is proud to be a part of Hertford’s inclusive traditions. We try to reflect this inclusive philosophy throughout the club, providing an opportunity to all students to be part of our sport, as well as developing highly competitive college crews.

Hertford College Boat Club is proud to be a part of Hertford’s inclusive traditions. We try to reflect this inclusive philosophy throughout the club, providing an opportunity to all students to be part of our sport, as well as developing highly competitive college crews.

Please consider donating to help rowing at Hertford: you can do so via the Hertford Development Office.

Oxford City Bumps 2016 – Race Reports

In April this year’s women’s squad took to the Isis for a long day’s hard bumps racing hosted by City of Oxford Rowing Club. Read on to learn how Hertford finished as top college crew of the day and third on the river! Hertford ‘A’ Saturday 16th April, the first Saturday of the summer training camp, brought with…

Torpids 2016 – Saturday Race Reports

M1 Race Report M1 approached the start of torpids with trepidation, but with each passing day we grew with confidence and ability (even if the best rowing was always the paddle home). We set out on Saturday evening knowing that Wadham had caught Christchurch the day before and if we carried on our trajectory of…

Torpids 2016 – Friday Race Reports

W1 Race Report With a plummeting Teddy Hall in sight and a raging Balliol behind (who had however lost their Bow girl due to appendix problems unsure emoticon ) W1 pushed off confident with our beloved Leslie. All ready to go, our start was aborted- it turns out there was a deer in the river!…

Torpids 2016 – Thursday Race Reports

W1 Race Report Returning to our beloved routine of communal fruit eating an hour before the race, we listed the various options open to us in the race today: 1. Row over 2. Over-Over Bump on a plummeting Teddy Hall 3. Bump Balliol (listed in order of expectation & being bumped was not an option). Recognising…

Torpids 2016 – Wednesday Race Reports

M1 Race Report Injuries and weather meant we did not have the preparation that we had desired when we regrouped at the start of term. Changing our Strokeman just over a week out was definitely not bad of the plan, however we had pulled together to overcome the potential pitfalls (including some lethal hidden chillis…

Torpids 2016: Rowing On

Much like a Shakespearian tragedy, M3’s day has had a series of unfortunate twists that, alas have left them without a bungline for Torpids. First came the news that the news that the result of rowing on had been declared a dead heat between Hertford and St. Benet’s. M3 would have to face off against…

HCBC December Kit Order

The HCBC kit ordering window is now open and we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for alumni to replenish their Hertford stash collection. Unisuits, splash jackets and leggings are available including the (in)famous stag leggings! Orders can be made directly and paid for through the Pontoon Sports website.  Simply create an…

Autumn Fours 2015 – Race Report

Attempting to avoid the carnage that is Michaelmas novice rowing, four rowers (Annie Taylor, Marianne O’Connor, Sarah Edwards and Marie Becker), one trusty cox (Joe) and our coach Caroline spent numerous sessions on the river in darkness, to prepare for Autumn 4s. Despite the fact that none of us could really see what exactly we…

HCBCS Constitution Changes & Committee Positions

The Hertford College Boat Club Society AGM will be taking place at 11am on Sunday 11th October at Longbridges Boathouse.  As you may well be aware, several members of our committee are having to stand down at this AGM.  The Boat Club Society faces exciting challenges in the coming year as we try to significantly…

GB W8+ pre-qualifies for Rio 2016

Belated congratulations must go to Hertford alumna Zoe Lee, and the rest of the GB W8+, for pre-qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics at the World Championships in Aiguebelette last Saturday. They finished 4th in their final, in what was a very close race.  See link below for footage of the race!

HCBC alumni row Head of the Charles

On October 20th a crew of ex-Hertford rowers embarked on a trip across the pond to Boston, MA, to tackle the Head of the Charles. The crew consists of largely office-fit members of the 2007, 8, 9 and 10 summer eights and Henley crews. After clashes of blades (in true bumps racing spirit) the crew…