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17 Oct 18

Article Author / Wesley Team

Sydney university wins The Australian Boat Race

Jaime Ford (fr 17), one of our 2nd year students was in the winning crew from Sydney University.

On the weekend, ‘The Australian Boat Race’ was held on Sydney Harbour.

This is a prestigious race between Sydney and Melbourne Uni held annually, and Jaime Ford, one of our 2nd year students was in the winning crew from Sydney University. The event is billed as “a longstanding tradition between Australia’s two oldest Universities, Melbourne and Sydney. Held annually, the event encapsulates the longstanding rivalry between two great cities and two great universities ‘”.

The Australian Boat Race is an annual rowing match race between the Sydney and Melbourne University Boat Club. Held annually, the venue alternates between the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne and on the Sydney Harbour. It encapsulates the long-standing rivalry between two great cities and two great universities. It is set to become a showcase event on each of the cities’ iconic watercourses and is the new chapter of a 150-year-old rivalry between these two Universities both on and off the water.

Sydney and Melbourne University are Australia’s oldest and best-known universities. Their rowing clubs were founded in 1859 and 1860 respectively and are currently the two most successful rowing clubs in Australia, together contributing 18 athletes to the London Olympic rowing team.

Congratulations to Sydney uni and Jaime!