URC Newsletters
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New URC boat shed opening
Union President Brendan O'Dea described the opening of the boat shed as a new beginning… Click to read more
Club Profiles
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Did you know?
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URC 150th Jubilee
The Union Rowing Club celebrated its 150th Jubilee in September 2014 - what a great weekend! Click to read more
URC photo gallery
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1970s URC Reunion
The 'maiden eights' from 1972 to 1974 and coach Jim Little met for a reunion weekend in November 2012, nearly forty years to the month after the crew first took the water..... Click to read more
Safety at URC
Safety is everyone's responsibility at Union. Click here to read more...


URC Apparel
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URC Strategic Plan
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Welcome to the Union Rowing Club!

Established in 1864, the Union Rowing Club is one of the oldest sports clubs in Canterbury.
It has a long and distinguished history of success at national and international level, and also supports recreational and masters rowing.


President's and Club Captain's Welcomes

"As president, I want to help the committee as they work to ensure that our club continues to support all our experienced and aspiring rowers in a welcoming team environment. There will be further challenges ahead for the rowing fraternity in Christchurch, and I trust Union RC will play an important role in ensuring the future of the sport in our region."

URC President Dorle Pauli




"Perhaps it is because I learned to row at age 30, that I am committed and passionate about the Learn to Row programme at the Union Rowing Club. Rowing post LTR can lead to competitive rowing at club or masters level, or to non-competitive recreational rowing. It is my aim as Club Captain to work for the members of our club in order to further enhance their rowing experience through the provision of good quality and sufficient plant, coaching, and the opportunity to compete in regattas both nationally and abroad. Friendship and fitness are two of the gifts rowing gives; for both of which, I am eternally grateful."

Club Captain Deb Hymers-Ross