- General Club Blazer: black blazer with yellow trim, Clare College crest on the pocket. Need to have rowed in Lent or May Bumps in order to be eligible.
- First Lents’ Crew: black blazer with yellow trim and coronet on the pocket. Need to have rowed in a First Boat in Lent Bumps to be eligible.
- First Mays’ Crew: white blazer with hazard tape trim and coronet on the pocket. Need to have rowed May Bumps in a first boat in order to be eligible.
Other symbols: Both Men and Women’s Captain’s are allowed Captain’s buttons.
Competing at Henley Royal Regatta will be defined by the Clare Boat Club Committee if and when needed.
You may continue to wear a certain blazer, even if you are no longer eligible – e.g you are eligible to wear a First May’s Crew as long as you rowed/coxed a first boat in a set of May Bumps.
Note: you can order blazers before having rowed in the Bumps competitions, but you cannot wear them before being eligible. It is also worth remembering that it normally takes at least 3-4 weeks to get blazers made at Perry Uniform, but during peak times (before the Boat Race, which is in April, and then before May Bumps) it will take considerably longer.
It is also relatively easy to change the embroidery on the pocket and trim, so ‘upgrading’ a blazer will be fairly easy. [Please note, however, that the hazard tape trim is not allowed on black blazers].
Prices depend on the choice of fabric. A poly/wool blazer costs £215 and pure Wool costs £260.
Bowties and ties:
- First Boat: plain yellow.
- Henley: black and yellow, equally thick stripes.
The black bowtie with thin yellow stripes and the white one with thin yellow and black stripes are Clare College bowties, respectively winter and summer ones. As for the bowties, the black tie with thin yellow stripes and the white one with thin yellow and black stripes are Clare College ones.
- First Boat Mays: hazard tape and coronet, white shirt.
- Second Boat Mays: yellow trim, white shirt.
- First Boat: thin yellow and black stripes.
- First Mays/Lents: plain yellow
- General Clare College (although theoretically cricket): yellow and black
- Clare Boat Club: a yellow ribbon is added ontop of the black ribbon
- Clare Boat Club wraps: plain yellow. It used to be bought just after Clare Novices Regatta, when novices became senior rowers.
- Clare Boat Club: Black socks with two yellowstripes at the top
The stripy black and yellow socks are actually rugby ones, but people do buy them.