Ortner Boat Club


Ortner Boat Club is the alumni rowing club of RUBC. Founded in 1997, and named after the much revered head coach of the 1950’s and 60’s Frank Ortner the club exists to enable alumni to keep in contact and support RUBC.

It is hoped that all ex-members will join Ortner as they leave RUBC, an annual membership of just £25.00 goes entirely to RUBC to buy the best equipment for the crews. Reading is now producing world class crews but need our help to maintain this level, just as others supported you in the past.  

Socially there is a barbecue on Saturday at Henley, and the annual dinner held after the Reading University Head of the River, both great opportunities to meet up and relive your glory days! 

As a result of the fire which destroyed the old boathouse, much of the archive is missing, and any photographs or memorabilia would be gratefully received. We are trying to update the membership database, so please encourage any of your year group you may be in contact with to get in touch.