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Rio Silver Medallist leads the way for SUBC at 2017 State Championships

The NSW State Championships are always a highly anticipated regatta both locally and nationally – this is the first occasion when athletes and coaches can see and appreciate the value of their winter preparation. The Boat Club was fortunate to have our new coaching team fully in place and bedded down and also fortunate to have experienced senior rowers like Sarah Cook and Cam Girdlestone leading our squad on the...

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Strong Performance by Boat Club Rowers at Small Boats Regatta

Very hot weather greeted competitors at the Rowing NSW Small Boats Regatta on Saturday. The near 40 degree day made it hard work for all competitors and their coaches. Sydney University Development Squad showed terrific depth with five of the eight men's finalists in the U21 sculls coming from SUBC. Leading the way across the line was SUBC's Leon Chambers a length clear of Tom Barnes of Sydney Rowing Club,...

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NEW WOMEN’S CUP PRESENTED AT 2015 GOLD CUP REGATTA

The 2015 Gold Cup Regatta will be remembered as an historic occasion. The day on which a new Women’s Gold Cup was presented to St Ignatius College for the Women’s Eights and a day on which the Women’s Eights (now only 6 years old at this regatta) would stand on equal footing with the men’s eights event. The new Riverview Women’s Challenge God Cup was manufactured by Melbourne sculptor Jennifer...

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Bronze Boys get Gold

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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SYDNEY ROWERS 2014 INTERVARSITY CHAMPIONS

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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BRONZE FOR SYDNEY UNI ROWERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Three Sydney Uni rowers in the national senior team have won medals at the recent World Rowing Championships which concluded on 31st August Held on the Bosban in Amsterdam the event provide a mix of conditions and changeable weather. Medallists from SUBC were, Fergus Pragnell in the men’s four, Sally Kehoe in the Women’s double scull and Sasha Belonogoff in the Men’s double scull. The men’s four started their campaign...

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2013 Riverview Gold Cup – Sydney Uni Eight Six in a Row

The Boat Club’s No 1 eight equaled the record for the most consecutive wins in the historic Riverview Gold Cup held last Saturday (30th Nov). This iconic trophy is a small solid gold cup presented by the citizens of Lane Cove in 1890 for competition at the annual Riverview Regatta. The trophy is decorated with Australian flora and fauna motifs reflecting the social and political interest of the times as...

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Golden Day at 2013 Uni Rowing Championships

Finals day Friday 3rd October at the Australian University Championships saw a gold rush for the Sydney Uni men’s team as they progressively won most of the small boat finals through the morning. The team of eight rowers, 1 sculler , cox and coach Rick van Hooydonk opened the day with Pete Koster and Tom McClintock winning the men’s double scull, soon after SUBC veteran Sasha Belonogoff teamed up with...

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The Gallagher Great Race

What a race. The Gallagher Great Race is an elaborate event that has the twists and turns to set it apart from any other race. To top that off, you are competing against other crews for the best position on the 3.85km course to avoid the oncoming stream that can ruin even the best boat’s speed. This year, Sydney University Boat Club competed against a strong and experienced Waikato University...

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