The new SUBC Boatshed in Burns Bay on the Lane Cove River is now well advanced in construction. The second floor is being prepared for pouring and the main main lowr deck and walls for the storage bays are complete. The three boat bays on the eastern side looking north from the main apron Boat Bay No 4 on the land side looking into park area Bay no 3 giving an idea of internal size - bay approx 7+ metres wide and 4.1 metre high clearance
Dear Boat Club Alumni, Members and Supporters,
There has been quite a lot happening at the Boat Club over the past few months – let us bring you up to date.
Sydney Uni Boat Club’s David Bartholot has won the 2015-2016 season “Novice Rower of the Year” Award presented annually by Rowing New South Wales.
David was given the award for his outstanding progression in his first season since joining SUBC in March 2016.
The new SUBC Boatshed in Burns Bay is proceeding apace with 36 piles now completed in the bay and head stocks attached to support the main lower floor of the shed. The builders are now preparing to pour the main slab. From the photo the extent of the main deck is now apparent. On the left of the deck will be a four bay shed with change rooms and training amenities above on the second level. To the right side of the main deck is the boating area and from that area a ramp will lead down to a double sided floating pontoon in the bay.
Three Sydney Uni Boat Club representatives have contributed to Australia’s medal haul at the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne. Our headline photo shows SUBC's Sally Kehoe and Gen Horton of Mosman Rowing Club after winning silver in the women's double scull.
Dear SUBC Members/Alumni/Supporters,
This year we have a number of NSW rowers selected on various Australian teams for 2016. This includes 5x SUBC athletes and a coach on the Junior Australian Team.
Marcus Britt, Ollie Schwartz, Lachlan Miles, Jack O'Brien, Lewis Willoughby (cox), and Sarah Cook (coach), have been selected for the Junior Men's Coxed Four to compete at the World Championships in Rotterdam in August. In order to compete however, the crew must raise a collective $40,000 to cover the cost of their seat fees.
SUBC Update 21 April 2016 Learn to Row Regatta - Glebe Boatshed 1st May
All club members are invited and encouraged to attend the LTR regatta on May 1 at the Glebe boatshed from 7:30-10:30am.
We ask all club members to either volunteer, or just come and cheer on and support our LTR members. We need 16 experienced rowers and 4 coxswains to assist with boat maneuvering on the day. Please contact Debbie Fox or Bec Humphris to volunteer.
Dear Active Members and Alumni The Boat Club needs members and alumni interested in promoting activities effectively within the club to serve on various committees reporting the the Executive.
It started with a couple of schoolboys wanting to train through the winter of 2015. Marcus Britt and Ollie Schwartz joined the SUBC winter program and after a couple of months headed off to Brisbane in a ‘schoolboy” eight to compete alongside our uni development crew in the Trans-Tasman Challenge and the Brisbane River Challenge. Following that Marcus ( who’s dad Rob is a former SUBC Captain) and Ollie did a lot of work in a pair and after January camp this year got together with Jack O’Brien and Lochie Miles in a four with the objective of trying for selection for the Australian Junior Team.
After 10 years without our main training facility the new SUBC boatshed is imminent. DA Approved plans are in place and Sydney University are proceeding towards construction. All that remains is for us - alumni , parent and friends to raise the remaining funding of $480,000 to ensure completion of the shed with all the facilities needed.
SUBC started off the 2016 season in fine form, with a number of crews successfully winning their first hit out of the year at the Taree Summer Regatta. Notable results were seen from the women's side with a dominant performance in both the Scull (Fiona Ewing) and Quad (Fiona Ewing, Olivia Ashby, Carina Simpson and Ash Lister). The men equally showed form with a first, second and third finish in the men's pair, the win was taken out by Andrew Judge and Angus Robinson. Men's Scullers Campbell Watts, Jack Hanley and Alex Purnell also produced good wins in the single sculls. The highlight of the regatta was a clear stand out performance by the combined efforts of both the men's and women's sides of the recently amalgamated club, with the mixed eight have a start to finish win to take out this event for the third year running. Our photo shows the SUBC mixed eight being presented with medals for winning the Taree Regatta.
The Australian rowing community was saddened today to learn of the passing of Australian Olympian and Sydney University Coach, Maurice Grace. Born in 1929, the New South Welshman represented Australia in the Men’s Pair at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.Maurie Grace was the patriarch of an Australian rowing dynasty, with his son-in-law Tim Conrad also a rowing Olympian (1976, Montreal Olympic Games – Men’s Eight) and his grandson, Sam Conrad most recently represented Australia in the Men’s Eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dustyn Butler to the position of Assistant Coach. Dustyn will work with our Head Coach Mark Prater primarily (but not exclusively) in the men’s development program taking responsibility for development of the U23 and U21 groups.
Rowing is one of those sports where even the truly great athletes fade away from competition. Not for rowing the glitzy press conference with its pre-ordained routine, the trite questions and answers about more family time. Even if rowing was a headline sport those of us who know the sport realize that while our great athletes appreciate the acknowledgement of their success and work most prefer understatement and the satisfaction of success won from the hard work put in. And so it was the case with one of Sydney Uni Boat Club's greatest ever rowers - word filtered quitely out of Melbourne that Matt Ryan was not rigging up the boat, pulling on the zootie and preparing his hands for another season of gruelling work.
One of our club's most successful ever coxens, Toby Lister, has announced he is retiring from coxing after a stellar career. Toby's involvement with rowing started at Shore School where he coxed their first VIII to two GPS Head of the River wins and two Australian Schoolboy Eight Championships in 2003 and 2004. Subsequently he joined Sydney University Boat Club coxing a national junior four and the going on to cox university eights at U21 , U23 and Open level over a period of ten years.
In 1888 the old Blues of Oxford and Cambridge donated a trophy for Intervarsity Rowing Competition in Australia. 125 years later this magnificent trophy The Oxford and Cambridge Cup) is still competed for in the men's eights each year at the Intervarsity Rowing