For the second consecutive year SUBC’s rowing team has topped the National Rowing Championships Medal Table and Club Point score Table.

At the end of six days of racing with 13.25 Gold medals and 274 points Sydney University was again the top club in Australia despite hot competition mounted by Sydney Rowing Club.

2019 National Point Score Medal Table – Top Five

Club                                  Gold           Silver             Bronze 

  1. Sydney University 13.5 7.25 3.0

  2. Sydney Rowing Club 7.125 9.25 5.625

  3. Toowong Rowing Club 7.0 6.25 3.0

  4. Aus National University 4.625 2.25 4.75

  5. Swan River Rowing Club 4.5 5.75 4.75


    2019 Nationals Club Point Score - Top Ten

    1. Sydney University 274

    2. Sydney Rowing Club 253

    3. Toowong Rowing Club 170

    4. Swan River Rowing Club 161

    5. Melbourne University 157.5

    6. Mercantile Rowing Club 137

    7. UTS Sydney 118.5

    8. Aus National Uni 100.5

    9. Uni of Qld Boat Club 85

    10. West Australian RC 84

We don’t have space to mention all our medallists in this story but here a a few highlights.

Our U23 men’s and women’s pairs both won gold with Britt and O’Shannessy doing a podium time of 6m 32 secs in their final. Dyone Bettega and Tara Rigney won gold narrowly in their final.

After being disqualified for being in an underweight boat in 2018 Fiona Ewing took gold in the open women’s double, The men’s coxless four of O’Brien, Purnell, Purnell and Hargreaves won convincingy in 5m 56 sec. Sophie Houston won gold with Ruby O’Keeffe in the U19 double sculls and also in the U19 eight and also picked up silver with Danielle Stuart in the U19 oair.

James Talbot had three wins in the PR3 category with gold in single, pair and four.

Gen Horton took gold in the Open Single sculls.

Finally congratulations to our coaches who were more often than not at SIRC before sunrise and often there till well after dark rigging boats.

Without their dedication to coaching, their hard work at the regatta these performances would not be possible. Don McLachlan, Alfie Young, Chris Holliday, Debbie Fox and Jack Hanley.

All of SUBC’s performances can be accessed at Rowing Australia Regattas - and at this link: https://ra.rowingmanager.com/regattas/4434/results