Before the Christmas break, you will be inducted into competitive racing at the notorious Butler Cup. An all day drinking fest starting early at the boathouse while competing in a knockout competition against your fellow 1st year novices in the indestructible & unsinkable two man battleships known as the ‘tubs’. This proud competition dates back to the 1930s. Rules of racing? Anything goes.
When the festivities at the boathouse finish, we then proceed with your induction to UCD’s legendary rowing pub in town, Hartigan’s, and yet another boat club tradition – The Island-Hopping Challenge.