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One hundred and fifty rowers across fifty boats will take to the Yarra tomorrow morning as part of the Melbourne University Boat Club’s (MUBC) anniversary celebrations.
At 7am sharp rowers will assemble at the Melbourne University Boat Club shed (1 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne), before rowing upstream away from the Princess Bridge and then returning to assemble in front of the shed at 7.10am.
There will also be opportunity for interviews with notable MUBC members, including double Olympic gold medal winner and Oarsome Foursome member Nick Green, as well as club president and former Olympic gold medal winner Peter Antonie.
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Established in 1859, the Boat Club is the oldest rowing club in Australia, with a long and successful history at University, State, National and International levels. Most recently the club reached the semi finals of the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxford. The club was also the home of eight Olympians from Australia’s Beijing rowing team, including silver medalists in the Mens A Four, Cameron McKenzie-McHarg and James Marburg.