Sydney University Boat Club
Sydney University Boat Club is a leading rowing club in New South Wales, having won the Honours Trophy at the NSW Championships on overall pointscore at the NSW Championships on numerous occasions. The club competes in NSW Rowing regattas throughout the competitive season, as well as the NSW State Championships and Australian Rowing Championships annually. A highlight of the Australian rowing calendar is ‘The Australian Boat Race’ contested exclusively between SUBC and Melbourne Uni Boat Club.
The recent amalgamation of Sydney University Boat Club, originally established in 1860, and Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club, established in the late 1960’s, marks an exciting development for rowing at Sydney University. A keystone of the future of SUBC is the imminent construction of a new rowing facility in Lane Cove to replace the original SUBC boatshed that was destroyed by fire in 2006.
SUBC has produced many champion oarsmen and oarswomen, including World Champions and Olympians. At the most recent Olympics in London 2012, SUBC had 10 athletes in the rowing team, while 9 SUBC athletes and 1 SUBC coach represented Australia at the 2015 World Rowing Championships and are in contention to be part of the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. The club complements an elite rowing program with a range of other rowing programs extending from Learn-to-row, Talent –ID, club, development and right through to masters rowing.