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Australian Rowing History

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Pulling Through: The Story of the King's Cup

April 2019 - This new book by Bruce Coe tells the fascinating story behind the winning of the 1919 King’s Cup by the Australian Imperial Forces No. 1 crew. Read more

150th running of the Victorian APS Head of the River

June 2017 - Whilst there are older rowing regattas and also older rowing clubs than this regatta, there are no older continuously running school regattas in the world. Read more

Reflecting back on Australian's first sweep oared gold medals

December 2016 - In 1967 Australia won its first sweep oared gold medal in a true international competition. In 1987 Australia won it's first World Championship eight. Read more

Australian Crews Prepare

October 2016 - With all Australian teams settled for the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Under 23 Championships, World Under 19 Championships, preparations are nearing completion for these big events. Read more

Launch of a Rowing Film and a Club History

May/June 2016 - Launch of "Paris or the Bush" film of the 1924 Olympic Eight. Launch of the City of Warrnambool Rowing Club history by Susan Finnigan. Read more

Vale Sarah Tait, Olympic Silver Medalist

March/April 2016 - Sad news with the death of 2012 Olympic silver medallist Sarah Tait after a fight with cancer. A moving ceremony was conducted for her at the National Championships. Read more

Rowing Victoria's History Project

February 2016 - This year will be the 140th anniversary of the commencement of Rowing Victoria. A 10-year project has begun to have its full history prepared well in time for its 150th anniversary. Read more

Vale David Boykett OAM

February 2016 - It is sad to report the passing of David Boykett OAM, on 10th February 2016, one of the sport's legends. David was an exceptional rower, coach and administrator of the sport. Read more

2015 World Championships

October 2015 - 2015 World Championships provide Australia with one gold and two silver in Olympic classes and two gold in Paralympic classes. Read more

Vale Paul Rowe

August 2015 - Oarsman and coach Paul Rowe passed away after a long debilitating illness. Nick Hunter writes about Paul's involvement in rowing. Read more

Vale Phil Cayzer, leader, mentor, Olympic rower and coach

July 2015 - Sadly Phil Cayzer passed away on 15th July 2015 aged 93. Phil provided a lifetime of distinguished service to the sport and was one of the greats of our sport. Read more

Margot Foster and Andrew Cannon Honoured

June 2015 - MUBC member Margot Foster and Mercantile Rowing Club member Andrew Cannon were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Read more

1919 Peace Regatta Photo gallery upgraded

May 2015 - In honour of our WWI service men and women, additional photographs and materials have been added to the 1919 Peace Regatta section. Read more

Australian Teams Selected

April 2015 - The Australian selectors have announced the first round of selections for Australian teams. Read more

Don Rowlands and Bob Alexander Honoured

February 2015 - Don Rowlands has been recognised in New Zealand's 2015 New Year's Honours' List, and Bob Alexander has been recognised in the Australia Day honours list. Read more

Vale Roger Leach, rowing coach, commentator and administrator

February 2015 - SA Scotch College, University of Adelaide and SA King's Cup coach Roger Leach died in February 2015. Roger was an active coach, commentator and administrator. Read more

Michael Eastaughffe retires from International Umpiring

September 2014 - Michael Eastaughffe was presented with his retirement medal by FISA at the FISA Masters regatta. Read more

2014 World Rowing Masters Regatta at Ballarat

September 2014 - The recent regatta at Ballarat was not only the FISA Masters Regatta, but it was also a reunion for members of the 1956 Olympic rowing teams from Australian, Japan, Italy and Germany. Read more

Antonie, McKay, Tomkins, Eastaughffe Elected RA Life Members

December 2013 - Congratulations to Peter Antonie, Michael McKay, James Tomkins and Michael Eastaughffe on their election as life members of Rowing Australia. Read more

Vale Brian Dalton

December 2013 - A much loved and esteemed rowing coach who played a large role in the development of women's lightweight rowing in Australia. Read more

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