About

Union Boat Club is the one of New Zealand’s Premier rowing and sculling clubs.

Located on the Whanganui River, in the centre of Whanganui City the Union Boat Club offers some of the best training venues and facilites in New Zealand. UBC has programmes for Club, School, Novice, Masters and Recreational Rowers.

UBC currently supports a squad of “senior” competitive club rowers. School Rowing constitutes a major part of Union Boat Club with groups from Whanganui Girls College and Cullinane College involved in training programmes. Masters rowing is also a key part of club. A squad of masters competes at master’s games and at local regattas during the season.

The Club has a well-equipped gym and the cost of membership is around half of what you would pay for an average gym membership.

Union welcomes rowers of all ages and abilities to join.
There will be a place for you whether you are new or an experienced rower and interested in joining any of our squads.


Club Hall Hire

Our Club Hall is also available for hire** for your next function or meeting. Our upstairs hall fronts onto the beautiful Whanganui River. There is a kitchen and toilet facilities.

Upstairs Hall Hire Fees: $300 plus GST per night; contact Bob Evans (Club Captain)
Email: info@unionboatclub.co.nz  |  Phone: 06 343 3565  |  Mobile: 027 290 4002

**Your event may need committee approval – Please enquire first.


Training Camps & Club Accommodation

We are a great base for your Rowing Club’s next training camp. We have male and female shower facilities, a fully equipped kitchen and we may be able to hire out our boats for the duration of your stay. Club accommodation is also available for out-of-town clubs attending regatta’s held on the Whanganui river.

If you are considering using a facilities, please contact our Club Captain for more information.