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Australian Uni Games - SUBC Rowing Team Announced

The Australian Uni Games will be held on the Gold Coast from 25th-29th September.

The rowing will be on Wyaralong Dame near Beaudesert about an hour north of the main venues around Surfers Paradise.

 Wyaralong Dam - site of rowing competition for the 2017 Australian Uni Games

Wyaralong Dam - site of rowing competition for the 2017 Australian Uni Games

The SUBC team will be as follows:

Women: Dyone Bettega, Rebecca Harrison, Wallis Russell, Laura Triggs, Olina Parish, Rebecca Humphris, Georgie Masters, Harriet Hudson, Adelaide Scott, Michaela Franz, Jaime Ford, Lizzie Treloar.

Men: Will Raven, Leon Chambers, Andrew Judge, Jake Bicknell, Devlin Walsh, Marcus Britt,  Morgan Brooking, Harry Wright and Jack Hanley

Coaches will be Dustyn Butler, Don McLachlan and Debbie Fox.

New Boatshed Construction Well Advanced

New Boatshed Construction Well Advanced

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

BOAT CLUB JUNE NEWS UPDATE

BOAT CLUB JUNE NEWS UPDATE

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.

DAVID BARTHOLOT WINS RNSW NOVICE OF THE YEAR

DAVID BARTHOLOT WINS RNSW NOVICE OF THE YEAR

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.

Main Deck of New SUBC Boatshed in place

Main Deck of New SUBC Boatshed in place

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.

SUBC rowers ramp up Australia’s World Cup tally

SUBC rowers ramp up Australia’s World Cup tally

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.

SUPPORT THE CREW !  16th JULY DINNER

SUPPORT THE CREW ! 16th JULY DINNER

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

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.

Nominations called for Boat Club Sub Committees

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.

SUBC JUNIOR FOUR SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIA

SUBC JUNIOR FOUR SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIA

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.

New Boatshed Imminent for SUBC - Funding Support Needed

New Boatshed Imminent for SUBC - Funding Support Needed

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.

Vale Maurie Grace - SUBC Coach

Vale Maurie Grace - SUBC Coach

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.

SUBC Appoint New Coach - Dustyn Butler

SUBC Appoint New Coach - Dustyn Butler

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.

Four Sydney Uni Rowers Awarded 2015 Blues

Four Sydney Uni Rowers Awarded 2015 Blues

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Four Sydney University Boat Club rowers were awarded sporting blues at the Annual Blues Dinner held in the Great Hall last Saturday. Thirsty six students were awarded blues for outstanding performances over the approximately 45 sporting clubs of the university.

From the Boat Club, Campbell Watts, Jake Bicknell, Tom Whitehead and Jack Cook were awarded Blues for performances which included wins in the Australian Championships in the U23 Men's Eight, The U21 Men's Pair and the NSW Youth Eight which won the interstate regatta by over eight seconds and wins in the Oxford and Cambridge Cup eights at the Australian University Championships.

Pictured in our photo are Campbell Watts (studying Liberal Arts) and Jake Bicknell (studying Engineering) in their just presented Blues jackets.

2015 Australian Boat Race – Men’s Eights -a Coach Perspective

2015 Australian Boat Race – Men’s Eights -a Coach Perspective

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SUBC Racing past MUBC ABR 25 Oct 15 SUBC Men's eight cross to the southern bank as they race past the boatsheds on the Yarra ABR 25th Oct 2015

 

The Australian Boat Race is an event SUBC look forward to every year. With only a fifty percent winning record on the Yarra since the race's re-creation in 2010, I was nervous as a coach, knowing how much it means to MUBC to impress on their home turf. The men's race went to another level in 2013 with clashing oars and an extremely tight battle for most of the race. In 2011, the lead changed a number of times and Melbourne came home very strong in final stages to only just miss out. So for us, we were going into this year's race not taking anything for granted and using the first few days to readjust to the bends and the flow. Our preparation was great but I knew with the calibre of guys in the Melbourne boat, it wasn't going to come easy.

 

In what is a relatively hectic pre-race period (for domestic rowing events), the crew chat was centred around staying internal, and being gutsy - not necessarily by rowing harder per se- but by rowing well, and executing skills, and keeping form, for the whole race.

 

I have to say, I didn't see the start of the race because the coverage cut out at the start line - but from what the boys have told me, it was the best start we did all week, where everything clicked, everyone was focused, and on the same page. This set up a great platform to get into the rhythm we had practiced all week, and which is normally our strength as a club. I think once the nerves settled after the start, the execution of that rhythm was spot on, set up by two really experienced guys in Cam Girdlestone and Sasha Belonogoff. For the bulk of the race, sitting in the mid to low thirties, the rhythm was consistent and set up by good pressure and intent under the water. It was pleasing to see that we never were happy or complacent with our lead and it continually stretched out over the four kilometre course. Will Raven did a great steering job and was ruthless in his demands for the guys to keep their foot on the gas. As someone who was involved in the saga that was 2013, it was extremely satisfying to dominate the way we did this year. It is something that sticks with you for a while - win or lose - so it's nice knowing we got the job done and we have some really good potential in big boats for the rest of the season.

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Racing under Swan St Bridge ABR 2015

Last but certainly not least, there aren't much better things in life than beating  our southern neighbours . (particularly on their home course)!

 

We look forward to next year where hopefully we can make another statement on the great Sydney Harbour, at the home of Rowing.

 

Sydney Men Win Intervarsity Rowing 2015 – Melbourne dominate Women’s events.

Sydney Men Win Intervarsity Rowing 2015 – Melbourne dominate Women’s events.

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SUBC Mens Eight after winning OX Cam Cup 2015 The 2015 Australian University Rowing Championships were held at the West Lakes course in Adelaide last week 30th Sept - 2nd October. The Mixed Eights and Fours were held on Thursday with SUBC winning both events – our club has dominated these two events since they were introduced. The finals on Friday were held in magnificent clear weather with a stiff headwind moderating as the morning wore on. The first event saw ANU winning the men’s double scull stroked by national U23 rep Luke Letcher winning well from UTS and Sydney. Exciting for SUBC was the debut of David Bartholot who with Alex Purnell finished a strong third. David started at Sydney University in March this year and has not rowed before. David finished second to Luke Letcher in the men’s single scull. The women’s single scull final saw a star field of current national representatives racing with SUBC’s Liz Kell returning to national competition for the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The winner was Melbourne Uni’s Jen Cleary with Cara Grzeskowiak of second, Olympia Aldersley, Adelaide in third and Liz Kell in fourth. In the men’s events outstanding performances were David Bartholot in the men’s single scull finishing second to 2014 national U23 champion Luke Letcher and our men’s eight taking out the Oxford and Cambridge Cup by 11 seconds over Adelaide and Monash.

Mens Eight Ox Cambridge Podium 2015

Sydney University continued their domination of the mixed eights and mixed fours winning both events (the eights by around two lengths plus).

Miexed Eights Podium 2015

A significant moment at this regatta was the final appearance of Alice McNamara for Melbourne University. This regatta was Alice’s tenth year representing Melbourne and she dominated in lightweight events winning the single and the quad scull. Our men’s team won the point score and retained the Bill Webb Trophy and our women’s team finished second to Melbourne with Melbourne being the overall points score winners for 2015. The men’s eight (Crew: Cox Will Raven, Stroke Andrew Judge, Jake Bicknell, Campbell Watts, Alex Purnell, Tom Whitehead, Tobi Wehr-Candler, Angus Robinson, Jack Cook. Coaches: Tom Sacre, Mark Prater) retained the Oxford and Cambridge Cup with an eleven second victory. This made it three wins in a row and seven wins in the last twelve years in this event and moves SUBC to within three wins of Melbourne as the 118th race was concluded. Next year rowing will be part of the Australian University Games in Perth with the rowing competition taking place at Champion Lakes.

Sarah Cook elected to Rowing NSW Board

Sarah Cook Sarah Cook has been elected to the Rowing NSW Board for a two year term at today's Annual General Meeting. Sarah has represented Australia internationally over a nine year period and is now involved with rowing and coaching at St Joseph's College and her old club Sydney University.

Sarah was elected along with existing directors Steve Handley and Deanna Fekete.