Jorvik Alumni Group

We are the alumni rowing club for the University of York boat club. We were established in 2011 with the aim of organising events for alumni throughout the year, offering support to UYBC and occasionally giving people an excuse to jump back in a boat.

Since our inception we have launched three annual events which have gone from strength to strength as word spreads and more and more alumni get involved. 

  • Jorvik vs. UYBC Boat Race: a 400m dash in Henley-on-Thames in April. Jorvik currently top the standings 2:1 with one dead heat. Let us know if you’d like to race or come down to cheer us on!
  • Henley Royal Regatta Picnic: we have a pitch in Henley during the regatta in July where we provide drinks and nibbles on the Saturday afternoon for alumni and their guests. As a member you will get invited to this annual event.
  • Jorvik Dinner: an evening of blazers, black tie and dresses held in October for alumni and their guests. Usually held in one of the grand boat houses in South West London along the river Thames, this is a great opportunity to dress up in your glad rags, catch up with old crew mates and dance the night away with fellow Jorvikians. A discount is available for all members. 


Jorvik membership costs just £20 a year, of which £5 is donated to UYBC to help support and develop the club. Upon signing up you will receive a free metallic Jorvik badge (featured on the right, worth £5), ideal for pinning to blazers, jackets and handbags. Membership also entitles you to discounted tickets to the Jorvik Dinner and Henley Picnic.

All membership fees are held with the University of York alumni office who oversee and approve the club’s expenditure, such as donating to UYBC and putting on events. Sign up for membership below.


More about our Committee

The current committee is:

  • James Padmore (UYBC 2003-2006)
  • John Slade (UYBC 2002-2005)
  • Liam Baker (UYBC 2005 – 2008)
  • Nick Fyfe (UYBC 2003 – 2006)
  • Rosy Temple (UYBC 2008 – 2011)
  • Sam Agass (UYBC 2009 – 2012)

We are always on the lookout for more people to help out and get involved with Jorvik. If you would like to be part of the committee please get in touch.

Sign up for Jorvik BC membership today...
Use the form below to become a member of Jorvik BC. Membership is just £20 per year, payable by Direct Debit. Membership runs annually from June to May and direct debits are taken on the 5th of the month.

This includes membership benefits and a £5 gift to UYBC. You can include a further gift below.

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