Glasgow University Boat Club naked calendars are out!
Glasgow University Boat Club has launched its eagerly-awaited naked calendar. The rowing club with 83 active rowers (split 60/40 men to women), is the only Glasgow University club to have its own professional coaches. The calendar is produced in aid of charity and in contrast to the Warwick Rowers who this year enlisted New Zealand sculler Robbie Manson, the Glasgow calendar is much more about the club members, both male and female. We caught up with GUBC sponsorship and fundraising secretary, Angus Robson, to find out more….
We started the annual men’s and women’s naked calendars three years ago and it’s been going from strength to strength every year. GUBC has a proud history of fundraising for charity and Beatson Cancer Charity is a Glasgow based charity that helps people in our home city.
Beatson is a fantastic charity working with cancer sufferers and their families to revolutionise cancer care. Another motivation is that we row in Scotland where the winters are long, dark and cold. This means we spend a long time in the gym honing our bodies so to show our results off is always popular!
The calendar was shot on a couple of very early (even by rowing standards!) mornings in October. Of course, being Scotland it was extremely cold and slightly drizzly but that is what makes our athletes who we are. After we got over our initial nerves and committed to the cause it all went very smoothly! We all looked around the club to find inspiration and came up with some great shots for this year’s calendar.
A nude calendar takes a lot of confidence and trust. Luckily we are all very close as a team so it was easy to get everyone involved. There was a great club effort this year and Glasgow University Photography Club kindly photographed us all!
This also goes to support our summer season of racing so we can achieve our potential and win more races. Established in 1867, Glasgow University Boat Club is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the university – we are also one of the largest! Following a historic union with the Ladies Boat Club in 2004, today’s GUBC was born. As the only club at the university to be privileged to receive full time professional coaching staff, the club provides rowers and coxswains with a friendly, competitive and driven environment to train and compete in.