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Will Raven is ready for a fierce contest

on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:35

With only five weeks remaining until the Australian Boat Race, we had the opportunity to hear from Will Raven, the Cox of the sydney University Men's squad.

Will, who has participated in the race four times, is excited to be competing again, where Sydney University will look to win back the Edmund Barton trophy on Sydney Harbour.

After a severe collision in the 2013 event on the Yarra, the men will be looking forward to the wider, less confined waters of the inner harbour.

To hear what Will Raven had to say please click here.


Australian Boat Race Sneak Peak

on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:21

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.

Please click here to watch the clip.


Star studded squads announced for the Australian Boat Race

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:58

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.

Timings for 2014 Australian Boat Race Announced

on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:05

The 2014 Australian Boat Race will take place in Sydney on Sunday 26 October. Each race will depart from Woolwich and will finish at Darling Harbour.

Timings for this year's race are as follows:

THE RACE: SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER 8.20 am and 9.20 am

7.20 am:

Ferry will collect on water spectators from Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour.

7.50 am:

Ferry will collect on water spectactors from Longueville Wharf.

7.30 am – 8.10 am:

The women’s eights will depart from Riverview College and warm up in the Lane Cove River.

8.20 am:

The women’s eights race starts at Woolwich.

8.30 am - 9.10 am:

Spectator Packages Now Available for Purchase

on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 04:34

The 2014 Australian Boat Race can be enjoyed both on the water and on land. Three packages have been put together to facilitate a variety of viewer preferences.

On water packages will offer pick up from various wharf locations and some will include an official post race champagne brunch at Dockside, Darling Harbour.

Please Click Here for specific details on each package, as well as pricing and booking information.

Coin Toss Crucial for Boat Race

on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 01:54

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

A clean sweep of victory: Melbourne rowers defeat Sydney

on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:57

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.

Timings for 2013 Australian Boat Race Announced

on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 23:41

The 2013 Australian Boat Race will take place in Melbourne on Sunday 27 October. Each race will depart from Loys Paddock Reserve and will finish at Princes Bridge.

Timings for this year's race are:

  • 7:45 am - Crews depart from the University of Melbourne Boatshed
  • 8:30am - Festivities commence at Federation Square
  • 9:15 am - Women's Race starts
  • 10:00 am - Men's Race starts
  • 11:00 am - Presentations at the River Terrace, Federation Square

Boat Race Committee Considers Dates for 2013-2016

on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 03:29



Following a successful event in Sydney last Sunday The Australian Boat Race Committee is considering dates for the event from 2013 – 2016.

Currently the race is held on the Sunday before Melbourne Cup. However when Melbourne Cup is in the second week of November this timing means the event is held just prior to start of university exams.

This year 2012, it was not possible to move the event back one week as the previous weekend had a national time trial and the week of ergometer testing.

Boat race organizers have written to Rowing Australia requesting that testing week and time

Melbourne Women and Sydney Men are Boat Race Harbour Kings and Queens

on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:48




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