The 2013 1st VIII


The King's School Canterbury Boat Club 

King's School Canterbury Boat Club, establised in 1862, is based at Westbere Lakes in Sturry about 3 miles from The School. The Club also has a boathouse at Plucks Gutter on the River Stour.

A consistant championship VIIIs school club it has seen many successes especially during the 60's to '80s and early '90s. It holds the infamous record of the school with the most Henley finals but never won.

Pupils from the Kings school have represented Great Britain at Junior level and gone onto World Championship and Olympic Games level.

Junior Kings School also row out of the Westbere Boathouse. 

You can visit KSCBC here

KSCBC & Pilgrim Henley Marquee Lunch

The Pilgrims host a lunch party at Henley in support of the competing KSCBC 1st VIII. It is always a popular event and we hope this will continue to be a convivial meeting for Pilgrims, Parents and pupils alike and of course their friends. With the resurgence of rowing at KIng's this will be an enjoyable occasion for many years to come. Make a note of the event on Henley Saturday. The marquee is pitched at Henley Cricket Club, close to the Stewards enclosure.

150th Anniversary Celebrations

2012 saw the celebration of 150 years of rowing at Kin's Canterbury. On Saturday 23rd June the Headmaster hosted a splendid boat club dinner at Canterbury, attended by staff, pupils, past and present, parents and friends. This was preceded by rowing at Westbere, with two eights in preparation for the celebrations at Henley.

At Henley on Saturday 30th June two eights composed of OKS and current boat club members rowed over the course, in the tea interval, celebrating the club's many achievements, including Olympians, Internationals, Henley winners and the appearance of King's in five Princess Elizabeth finals.

Michael Dover is publishing a book recording the club's history. This beautiful publication gives a fascinating insite, from the early days of rowing at Canterbury to the present.