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Clean sweep for boat race team

Rowers from Edinburgh secured an emphatic victory over their oldest rivals – Glasgow – in the Scottish Boat Race.

Boat race winners 2017

Defending champions Edinburgh took the overall trophy after winning all seven of the races, which included beginners, alumni and senior men and women.

The Edinburgh-Glasgow Boat Race took place at the Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow and featured some of the country’s top student athletes.

The event is the third oldest boat race in the world.

Festival atmosphere

The event featured marquees, a giant TV screen and family friendly events throughout the day.

Eight races for women’s and men’s crews took place, including beginners, alumni, first and second teams.

Each race started at the Squinty Bridge and finished at the Tall Ship.

The Clyde has hosted the race for 139 years – only the Oxford and Cambridge boat race and the Yale-Harvard Regatta have been running longer.

Rowing at Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Performance Rowing programme aims to develop athletes to national and international standard, whether they arrive as experienced juniors or complete novices.

The Boat Club has a track record of coaching rowers to challenge for a place in the GB Rowing National Squads and is committed to Rowing's World Class Performance Strategy.

Race results

Alumni VIII – University of Edinburgh

Men’s Beginner VIII – University of Edinburgh

Women’s Beginner VIII – University of Edinburgh

Men’s 2nd VIII - University of Edinburgh

Women’s 2nd VIII - University of Edinburgh

Men’s 1st VIII - University of Edinburgh

Women’s 1st VIII - University of Edinburgh

Related links

Boat Race Festival 

Riverside Museum – how to get there 

The Boat Club 

Performance rowing

Image courtesy of Edinburgh University Boat Club member, Philippa Conlon.