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University Boat Club Retain Scottish Boat Race

University Boat Club retain Scottish Boat Race

University of Edinburgh Boat Club retain the title of Scottish Boat Race Champions

The event, the 3rd oldest boat race in the world, was held on the Clyde again this year, albeit with a slightly altered course, finishing at the Glasgow Science Museum. In the six individual races that featured this year, Edinburgh came out on top in 5, with Glasgow victorious in the 500m “Sprint” Alumni race.

In the student boats, the Edinburgh Novice women’s crew followed on from their BUCS success with an emphatic victory, further demonstrating the progress being made under coaches Matt Evans and Meghan Hunter. The success in the Novice race was followed by triumphs for both the Edinburgh men’s and women’s 2nd VIII’s.

In the first showpiece event, the women’s 1st VIII race, the Edinburgh crew led by GB international Maddie Artlett, rowed to a convincing victory.

Finally, in one of the closest races of the day, Edinburgh, featuring Josh Armstrong and Matt Curtis fresh from their success in the GB trials rowed to victory in the men’s 1st VIII.

Full results

Alumni VIII – Glasgow University Boat Club
Women’s Novice VIII – Edinburgh University Boat Club
Women’s 2nd VIII – Edinburgh University Boat Club

Men’s 2nd VIII – Edinburgh University Boat Club
Women’s 1st VIII – Edinburgh University Boat Club
Men’s 1st VIII – Edinburgh University Boat Club

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