About the Club


Sydney University Boat Club is among the oldest sporting clubs in Australia, founded in 1860. Known throughout the world as The Home of Rowing, the club has produced great rowing careers at University, State, National and International level.
 At the 2008 Olympics six Sydney University rowers represented Australia - two in the men's eight, two in the women's eight and two in the men's four with Francis Hegerty and Matt Ryan winning silver medals in the M4-. Ten Sydney University rowers competed for Australia at the London Olympics.


Latest Galleries
  • Intervarsity Rowing October 2014

  • Aus U21 Team Karapiro 2014

    U21 Rowers – Trans Tasman

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    SUBC Canadian Henley 2014

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    Australian U21 Trans Tasman 2014

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    Canadian Henley 2014

  • Rundle strokes NSW Youth Eight to victory in the Interstate Regatta Penrith March 2013

    Winning Eights 2012- 2014 with Jon Rundle

              On the podium at Champions Lakes WA with the Noel Wilkinson Trophy. Syd Uni U23 celebrate as they win the U23 national title - Champion Lakes Perth March 2012              

From The Blog

Bronze Boys get Gold

"2014 Australian Boat Race"

Fergus Pragnell and Sasha Belonogoff both returned from the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam with bronze medals - Fergus in the men’s four and Sasha in the men’s double scull. Both, with help from their crew, were able to reverse last year’s result on the Yarra and take Sydney Uni men to gold. Fergus came into his familiar stroke seat and while Sasha moved from sculling to sweep in...

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AUG Sydney Uni Rowing Overall Champions 2014

A dominant all- around display by Sydney Uni rowers saw them take out both the Men’s and Women’s Overall Championships at the 2014 Intervarsity Rowing. The regatta held over 3 days in spring condition at the International Regatta Centre saw some important wins but our team and consistently good performances in all events entered. The men’s eight backed up their 2013 win in the Oxford and Cambridge Cup with a...

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The 2014 Australian Boat Race returns to Sydney Harbour this year on Sunday morning 26thOctober. The location of the world famous New Year’s Fireworks, the Australia Day Celebrations and the captivating Vivid Light Festival, the magnificent Sydney Harbour and the city and surrounding suburbs will provide a scenic backdrop as the racing eights of men and women’s crews from Sydney and Melbourne Universities battle each other over a 4.3 kilometre course from...

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Aussie U21 Rowers Wrap up 2014 Trans Tasman Rowing

Frankie G at karapiro

The Australian U21 rowing team travelled to Lake Karapiro in New Zealand late last month for the second leg of the 2014 Trans-Tasman Series. Once again three Sydney University rowers, Alex Purnell, Franc Gourlas and Holly Lawrence and coach Al Matthews formed part of the Australian Team. The return leg was held in difficult windy conditions. Holly won the women’s  lightweight double sculls, the women’s quad with Alex Purnell winning...

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