Royal Connaught Boat Club
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History of Royal Connaught Boat Club
The Royal Connaught Boat Club was established in  the year 1868 under the name “Poona Boat Club” on the banks of the river Mula-Mutha. Utilizing the lake waters of a Bund constructed in 1850 for just upstream of the Fitzgerald bridge.
Activities performed at Royal Connaught Boat Club
The basic aim of RCBC is to provide an excellent infrastructure for aquatic sports. Pune, which is a sports lovers paradise, was thus an ideal location. Over the years, the Club recognised the need to incorporate other activities under its aegis. The Club today offers with a wide variety of sports for its members.Boating activities have gained an unbelievably humongous momentum in the recent times
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They steered the glorious efforts - RCBC’s Honorary Secretaries:

Sr. No. Name Period
1. Mr. Gustasp Rashid 1956 to 1961
2. Dr. B. B. Gokhale 1961 to 1962
3. Late F. P. Pocha 1962 to 1963
4. Dr. B. B. Gokhale July 1963
5. Mr. Gustasp Rashid
Late Comdt. K. B. Godrej
Aug. 1963 to 1971
Aug. 1963 to 1971
6. Mr. Meher M. Anklesaria 1971 to 1972
7. Mr. B. D. Ranade 1972 to 1974
8. Mr. Hasmukh C. Shah 1974 to 1977
9. Mr. Jainu A. Kaka 1977 to 1978
10. Mr. Chandrakant Shirole 1978 to 1980
11. Mr. Sharad G. Bavdekar 1980 to 1981
12. Late Minoo F. Dinshaw 1981 to 1984
13. Mr. Asif A. Poonawala 1984 to 1986
14. Mr. Kishen P. Baney 1986 to 1988
15. Mr. Chandrakant M. Shirole 1988 to 1989
16. Mr. Ramesh V. Joshi 1989 to 1991
17. Mr. Subhash D. Joshi 1991 to 1992
18. Mr. S. H. Sakhrani 1992 to 1994
19. Mr. Anil Patki 1994 to 1996
20. Mr. Sharad B. Jain 1996 to June 1997
21. Mr. Anil Patki June 1997 to Aug. 1997
22. Mr. Ajay Gujarathi 1997 to 2000
23. Mr. J. J. (Sunny) Shethi May 2000 to Oct. 2000
24. Mr. Saifi Tinwala 2000 to 2001
25. Mr. Sammy J. Khambatta 2001 to 2005
26. Mr. Ajay Gujarathi 2005 to 2009
27. Mr. Vivek Damle 2009 to 2010
28. Mr. Mansoor Lokhandwala 2010 to 2014
29. Mr. Balakrishna Hegde 2014 to Nov 2016