St Hilda's College Boat Club has a proud history as a pioneer of women's rowing: it was one of the first colleges in Oxford University to have women rowing competitively, entered five rowers and the cox for the inaugaural Women's Boat Race in 1927, and was the first college to compete in Oxford Summer Eights in 1969 alongside 13 men's crews.
In recent years, the club has expanded to have a mixed squad of around 50 members, including men's and women's first and second boats competing in Isis Winter League, Chirst Church Regatta, Torpids and Summer Eights races.
Despite this success, St Hilda's College Boat Club remains seriously underfunded, relying on donations from students and alumnae almost entirely, and at the moment has 4 crews sharing 3 boats, 2 of which are very old and require constant repairs just to be safe enough to row in.
With our current funds, and the nature of rowing equipment being very expensive, we need a small boost to be able to properly repair boats to allow our women's crews to continue rowing in Oxford.
Your donation would allow us to purchase equipment and pay for long term repairs to fix: new life jackets for our coxes, the steering wires, surface and internal damage to the hulls, repair or replace the cox box our women's crews share, eletrical wiring, and the bow balls.
£750 would make this all possible, and anything beyond that would make a huge difference to the rest of our club's equipment - while the items listed above are essential to getting boats on the water, many other fittings such as foot plates, riggers and sliders are in need of replacing.
REWARD INFORMATION: For any rewards involving branded SHCBC kit, please refer to the stash catalogue here -