About our club:
With St Hilda's College being founded in 1893, the forming of a boat club followed shortly afterwards making Hilda's girls some of the first to row in Oxford.
In 1969 St Hilda's became the first all female crew to qualify for the annual Summer Eights races. A myriad successes have been achieved over the decades, with the club moving up quickly in both Torpids and Summer Eights to secure top positions in the senior divisions, as well as being the training ground for many University 'Blues' rowers
and Olympic athletes. As the other all-female colleges in Oxford became mixed, St Hilda’s remained strong in the face of change and maintained its all-female status. Every year, enthusiastic, determined crews have been entered into the regattas, and have dominated both novice and senior
The Boat Club has now been host to both male and female rowers for the last three years, and its successes have only continued in both arenas.
The club is by far the largest club within college, with no less than 40 active members at any one time.
Hilda’s is a very fun and relaxed college and the boat clubsocial calendar certainly reflects this. There are regular social events such as crew dates and post-race and formal dinners.