The 2004 Australian University Rowing Championships are to be held at the beautiful Lake Barrington in Tasmania’s north from 30th September to 2nd October. At the close of entries 20 univeristies had registered to enter 345 competitors. This must be a record for entries to a relatively remote location.
This year through the support of the Events Tasmania the organizers have been able to offer $9000 in travel rebates for attending teams and this sponsorship along with support from Tasmania University Sports Council and University of Tasmania has ensured a successful attendance and a professionaly run event for 2004.
With strong entries from Melbourne, WA and quality teams from UTS and UQ, Sydney University will have to work hard to defend their overall champions titles from 2001, 2 and 2003.
Eleven unis have entered the Oxford and Cambridge Cup for men’s eights , 11 teams in the mixed eights and also 11 in the women’s eights.
In total there are 181 entries from 20 universities in the 16 events being contested.
The Sydney University team will be staying at “The Granary” – the closest accommodation to the course.