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SPORT Rowing LOCATION Meggetland Sports Complex, Union Canal

St Andrew Boat Club ("SABC"), provides a structure for rowers and scullers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport. Whether you are new to the sport and just want to have a go, maybe you're wanting to resume a rowing career, or perhaps you're already a successful competitive athlete, the club welcomes you.

SABC the oldest open amateur rowing club in Scotland -- and the sixth oldest in the United Kingdom -- was founded at 17 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh on 24 April 1846. Based at Meggetland, close to the city centre, the club's membership trains predominantly on a 1600m stretch of the Union Canal, colloquially known as The Ditch.

SABC has produced many international class athletes, with representations at the 1958 Empire Games and the 1986 and 1994 Commonwealth regattas. The club’s successes have grown in recent years and it now has several current elite athletes in its fold, including Katherine Grainger (three Olympic silver medals and five world championship golds), and Sinead Jennings (world championship gold, silver, and bronze).


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