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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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Pragnell and SUBC Make it Nine in a Row

Fergus Pragnell set a unique club record yesterday at the 2013 NSW Rowing Championships as he stroked the SUBC men’s Eight to their ninth win in a row. The Boat Club won this event in 2005 after a thirty year gap from the previous win in 1975. Fergus has been the only athlete to row in all nine winning crews. When asked after the race if he would be back...

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2012 Gold Cup Win to Sydney University

The 129th Riverview Gold Cup Regatta was held on the Lane Cove River last Saturday (1st December) in scorching conditions tempered at times by a light sea breeze. The Gold Cup men’s eights was considered by pundits as a contest between Sydney Rowing Club and Sydney University with most feeling Sydney were slight favourites. On the day Sydney had to withdraw Chris Morgan (Simon Nola) while Sydney Uni had to...

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SUBC Wins the 2012 Australian Boat Race

The Melbourne University women’s eight and the Sydney University men’s eight are the winners after a wonderful morning of competition at The 2012 Australian Boat Race on Sydney’s Inner Harbour. Blessed with light winds and a partially sunny and partially overcast morning the harbour was at its calmest as the four crews warmed up on the Lane Cove River. The women’s eights we first up and Melbourne was favoured having...

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Sydney Women Take Title

The annual Australian University Games was held in Adelaide from 24-28th September and with the Westlakes course available the rowing was held as part of the Games. The event included a long trailer drive to South Australia which has its share of drama as the main towing bar on our trailer snapped just out of Wagga. Fortunately of Head Women’s Coach, Debbie Fox was able to get the trailer to...

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The Gallagher Great Race – Report

The Gallagher Great Race on the Waikato River was run for the 11th year on Sunday (9th Sept). This year crews in the men’s and women’s eights were from Waikato University and Sydney and Queensland Universities. The day started with quite a bit of rain making things a little uncomfortable for spectators. In the women’s eight Sydney University led by Olympians Sally Kehoe and Sarah Cook took an early lead...

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Canadian Henley Tour – Wrap Up

On the 21st of July, nine of SUBC’s best young rowers set off for a three-week tour to Canada. Jonny Rundle, Tom McClintock, Jack Hargreaves, Peter Koster, Kit Cunningham-Reid, Hamish Playfair, Tom Sacre, Nick Wheatley and Ryan Barraclough were joined in North America by one of Australia’s best Under 23 coxswains, SUBC’s Will Raven. Together we formed an eight for competition at the Ontario State Championships and Royal Canadian Henley,...

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Men’s Quad Wins Bronze at U23 World Championships

The Australian Men’s U23 Quad finished the World U23 Championships with a bronze medal in a tough fought A final at Trakai, Lithuania last Sunday 15th July. The Aussie Quad with SUBC reps Ryan Edwards and Sasha Belonogoff plus Ben Morley of Grammarians Qld and Jay Ditmarsch of Mosman started slowly and were 5th at the 500 mark trailing leaders Ukraine, Italy, France and Czech Republic. With Ukrainians making the...

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Henley Royal Regatta – Highlights

The Australian u23 Rowing Team competed at Henley Royal Regatta last weekend. Several SUBC members competed for the NRCE (National Rowing Centre of Excellence). They had only been in Europe for a few days, but despite the jetlag experienced some great results. The NRCE Men’s quad featuring SUBC’s own Ryan Edwards and Sasha Belogonoff won the Queen Mother Challenge Cup in a tremendous race, chasing down a strong first half...

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