The Oundle School Boat Club has been in existence since 1886, with its boathouses located on the River Nene. The Oundle boathouses are used mainly for Third Form and Novices, whilst the Tansor boathouse is used for Fourth Form and Seniors, producing competitive racing crews from all year groups.
The boat club focuses solely on sculling, although this year sweep rowing will be introduced as a recreational initiative from Easter. The sports are at present an option for two terms, with significant focus being on the National Sculling Head, National Schools’ Regatta and the Henley Royal Regatta.
The Club competes at regular events throughout the school year and all members of the club are eligible to race for the School. The majority of the racing takes place in regions close to home, including events in Cambridge, Peterborough, Bedford and St Neots, but the club also ventures towards York and particularly the Thames Valley.
The school has fostered links with Laxton Junior School and Oundle Town Rowing Club. It also hosts weekly sessions for the Oundle School CCF’s Naval Section.