STAGING New boat for Bournemouth University rowers - British Rowing

New boat for Bournemouth University rowers

Image of Bournemouth University BC and their new boat

On 12 December Bournemouth University Boat Club launched a new boat. The new 8 was officially named by Kevin and Sharon Ayles, Kevin having founded the club over 16 years ago. The boat was named “Bourne Supreme” and will sit alongside other boats in the current fleet: Bourne Ready, Bourne Again and Bourne2Win.
The arrival of the new 8, which was partly funded by a donation from the Bournemouth University Alumni Association, is part of the ongoing development within the club which is continuously endeavouring to improve the facilities and services offered to its student members. The new boat will be mainly used by the Women’s squad, who have already got a win under their belt this season. Whilst introducing Kevin and Sharon, James Lee, the Director of Rowing at Bournemouth University Boat Club commented on the enormous amount of time and effort that the couple had put into running and coaching the club. During his speech, Kevin thanked James for continuing the work and gave a vote of thanks to the large coaching team which has now been formed.
The ever growing club is always on the lookout for sponsorship and other forms of support. If you feel you could support BUBC in any way, please contact James Lee on