QMULBC has an alumni club, Drapers Rowing Club, which is open to former staff and students of QMUL, who row at any level. As well as presenting alumni with an opportunity to row competetively at a great price, members of Drapers also benefit from the Club’s lively social scene whilst supporting future generations of the College Boat Club.

Membership of Drapers Rowing Club provides access to all QMULBC facilities and equipment. Membership is subject to an annual subscription fee, currently set at £60 per annum (2012/13). Members must also hold associate or alumni membership of QMSU or BLSA, and of British Rowing (formerly the ARA).

Drapers RC shares a fleet with QMULBC, and alongside some joint social events, run their own separate social calendar. We hope that Drapers RC will serve as rowing club, networking organisation, social hub, and a great way to allow alumni to volunteer with the current student club.

At the end of each academic year, weather permitting, QMULBC issues an invitation to its alumnus to partake in the Drapers Challenge Cup, an annual race between QMULBC and matching Drapers invitational crews.

Queen Mary is proud to boast a number of notable past rowers, including Olympians Richard Budgett, Martin Cross (both Los Angeles 1984), and Mike Hennessy (Athens 2004), and Paralympian Martyna Snopek (Beijing 2008).

Read more about Alumni Rowing

Read more about Drapers RC social events (under construction)

If you are an alumnus, and want further details, please contact Matt Lewis.

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Drapers Challenge Cup history

2012 - no event
2011 – no event
2010 – Queen Mary
2009 – Drapers RC

When available, previous records of all past Drapers Challenge Cup winners will appear on this page. If you can help us fill in missing years, get in touch.