The 2014 Australian Boat Race is fast approaching. With a lot of anticipation and excitement surrounding this years race, this teaser clip demonstrates why the competition is one of Australia's premier sporting events.
Sydney University and Melbourne University will compete on the 26th of October in Sydney Harbour, both coveting wins in what will be a fierce contest.
Kim Crow, one of the world’s best women scullers, leads a list of national representatives who have been named in squads for the 2014 Australian Boat Race.
The Melbourne University Women’s squad led by Crow looks formidable with other national representatives also named. This includes Phoebe Stanley who stroked the Australian Women’s Eight in London 2012 and Alice McNamara a multiple national team representative in Women’s Lightweights. Alice also has the distinction of winning the 2011 New York Empire State Building Run Up.
The annual Australian Boat Race between eights from Sydney and Melbourne universities is all about technique, stamina, passion, history and bragging rights – and it can all come down to a toss of the coin.
Since the antipodean version of the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race was revived in 2009 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first race between the two old rowing clubs in 1860, the toss of the coin to determine which station each crew takes – on the bendy Yarra River in Melbourne or crossing Sydney Harbour –has become crucial.
Melbourne University won the men’s and women’s races in 2009
The University of Melbourne’s women’s and men’s rowing crews have triumphed over the University of Sydney at the Australian Boat Race today. In an historic win, the University of Melbourne men’s eights won by two boat lengths and the women’s team continued its winning streak with a comfortable victory of eight boat lengths.
The Melbourne University women’s eight and the Sydney University men’s eight were 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 were first up and Melbourne was favoured having won convincingly in the two match races so far in 2010 and 2011. On board was Phoebe Stanley who most recently stroked the Australian Women’s eight at the London