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Sydney Uni Rowers Dominate at Henley

The Australian U23 Quad rowed from behind in the final of the Queen Mother Challenge Cup. Trailing the Canadian Senior Quad at the Barrier and at Fawley the Australian quad hit the lead with a sustained push only 50 metres from the line and went on to win by half a length, The crew of Ryan Edwards, Sasha Belonogoff (Sydney University) with Ben Morley (Grammarians) and Jay Ditmarsch (Mosman) were...

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Double Win at Riverview Gold Cup

On a beautiful sunny and clear Saturday last week Sydney Uni eights captured the double at the 128th Gold Cup – winning the men’s and women’s eights. This is the third Gold Cup in a row in which Sydney Uni has won both open eights. In the Women’s Eights our crew lost Greta Beale to illness and faced a very competent Sydney Rowing Club crew but broke away at the...

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Incredible Tussle Men’s Eights at 2011 Australian Boat Race

The 2011 Australian Boat Race was held for the first time on the Yarra this Sunday 30 th October. Using part of the old King’s Cup Course crews from Melbourne and Sydney University raced over 4.2 kms from Victoria Dock eastwards into the city and finished opposite Melbourne University  Boat Club. The women’s eights at 12 noon saw a star-studded Melbourne crew dominate the race from the start. With national...

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128th Gold Cup Regatta

Sydney’s famous harbour regatta – the Riverview Gold Cup – has been moved to a new date on 3rd December this year. Held on a unique “dog-leg” course on the Lane Cove River the regatta provides on of the best days of racing and excellnt spectator vantage. Exciting racing occurs as four crews per race round the “leaning pile” and sprint the last 300 metres close to the Riverview shore....

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2011 Australian Boat Race to be held on historic course

Men’s and Women’s eights from Sydney and Melbourne Universities will race from victoria Dock into the city along the river finishing just past Prince’s Bridge at Swanston St. The course was last used for a major race in the 1950 King’s Cup and is 4.4 kms long. With assistance from Parks Victoria the river will be closed from 11.30 am to allow the teams the best possible conditions for racing....

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Noonan’s Crew Snatches Gold at 2011 Worlds

New South Wales King’s Cup stroke Dan Noonan led the charge for medals at the 2011 World Rowing Championships. In his habitual position as stroke Dan with Karsten Fosterling, James Macrae and Chris Morgan behind took the gold medal in the Men’s Quad – from the fading German crew – literally on the line. Australia has had much promise in this boat in the past but has never before won...

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Australian Eight Racing in Bled

The Aussie men’s eight race tonight ( Aus time) for a place in the A Final of the 2011 World Championships and with it qualification for the 2012 Olympics. Anchored by the NSW King’s Cup 7/6 combo in stroke and seven ( Fergus Pragnell and Matt Ryan) the crew has made great progress after disruptions caused by moving Nick Purnell and Sam Loch to the four to cover injuries. This...

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Thames Crew Wins At 2011 Marlow Regatta

What a day!! We won the Elite Coxed fours!! The day started with Ryan Edwards being the next victim of the dreaded gastro. He was throwing up all night and looked horrible. It was clear that he was in no state to race. Hamish looked a little better but was on the edge of relapsing back to walking dead state. Once we arrived at the course, the option to race...

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Four Get Four In 2011 Kings Cup

Not since Ian Clubb recorded his fourth victory in the King’s Cup in 1978 has a New South Welshman achieved four victories in this “blue riband” interstate event. With a convincing win at Westlakes SA in the 2011 King’s Cup NSW now has four of the current winning crew who have achieved this milestone. Matt Ryan, Fergus Pragnell and Sam Loch were all in the winning crews of 2008,9,10 and...

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