The Tortoise Club

The Tortoise Club recognises and celebrates outstanding Oriel rowing and is the Boat Club’s principal sponsor.

The Tortoise Club recognises and celebrates outstanding Oriel rowing and is the Boat Club’s principal sponsor. Members, who are elected, are invited to dinners and other events in Oriel, London & Henley and are entitled to Tortoise regalia.

If you would like to find out more about the Tortoise Club, please contact the Stevan Boljevic, club president, or visit the Oriel College Boat Club website.

Support from Tortoises plays an important part in helping maintain the Boat Club’s continued success on the river; as seen in Oriel crews being head of the river in every year since 2014. Those Tortoises who choose to support the Boat Club with an annual gift of £100 or more are invited to become Blades; in recognition of their gift donors will receive additional sponsors’ regalia to denote their support of the Boat Club.

If you would like to make a gift to support the Boat Club, please download the Blades Direct Debit form and return it to the Oriel College Development Office.