Olympic rowers contribute to wins in the Australian Boat Race as the University of Sydney men’s and University of Melbourne women’s crews dominate, with results matching the past two years of the competition.
Battling strong winds and waves, the University of Sydney men’s crew held a decisive lead over Melbourne at this year’s Australian Boat Race.
Cameron Girdlestone led the Sydney men’s eight, reunited with fellow Rio Olympian and University of Sydney alumni Alexander ‘Sasha’ Belonogoff.
The two won silver at Rio in the men’s quadruple scull, and Belonogoff has won every Australian
In an amazing déjà vu experience, the results of the 2016 Australian Boat Race mirror those of the last two editions of this time-honoured rowing grudge match.
The victory tally now stands at seven-nil Melbourne’s way for the Women’s Eight, and six-one to Sydney in the Men’s at the close of the seventh edition of the annual Australian Boat Race, held on a blustery Sydney Harbour this morning, October 23, 2016.
The University of Sydney Men’s Eight, captained by Rio silver medallist, Cameron Girdlestone out-rowed the University of Melbourne Men’s Eight to retain the Edmund Barton Trophy,
The University of Melbourne has accepted the University of Sydney's Challenge to race this Sunday, 23 October in the 7th edition of the Australian Boat Race on Darling Harbour.
At Friday's traditional public challenge and weigh-in ceremony, the Sydney women’s crew’s combined weight was announced as 606kg and Melbourne women’s was 579kg. The Sydney men’s crew’s combined weight was 760kg, and Melbourne men’s was 761kg.
The Sydney women’s crew won the coin toss, and chose the northern station. Melbourne men’s crew won their toss, and chose the same.
David Bartholot started engineering last year after an interest in the sport of rowing led him to transfer his course to Sydney University.
Rowing is hard to master at a high level immediately but David has shown patience, perseverance and the dedication required to get to the top level. This week David was rewarded with selection in the Sydney Men’s Australian Boat Race crew. His selection followed soon after he was named “Novice of the Year” by Rowing New South Wales.
David’s development started under Coach Mark Prater and continued under Tom Sacre in the second half of 2015. This year in
Competitive tension between Sydney and Melbourne has stood the test of time and covers everything from weather to fashion, but this year marks a special chapter in the most important rivalry of all, sport, as The Australian Boat Race hits our Harbour on Sunday 23 October.
Before this annual rowing eights challenge between Australia's two oldest universities, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne, the Sydney contingent is stopping by Eastern Avenue for a warm-up on Wednesday 19 October, 2016.
Grab your front row seat on the Law Lawns at the University of Sydney campus
The rich history and tradition of the Australian Boat Race is captured in print by the Brisbane Courier in their race report from 1894.
The electric telegraph was singing the news of Sydney University’s success on the waters of Parramatte River in the eighth annual intercolonial University boat race.
As reported, the Victorians took an early lead but were soon overhauled by the Sydneysiders who went on to win by ten boat-lengths in a time of 17mins 19secs. The full course stretched from Ryde Wharf to The Brothers. Spectators included the Governor, Premier, and their offical party.