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Seven wins in a row for Edinburgh Boat Club

The Edinburgh Boat Club completed a clean sweep of victories on Saturday, claiming their seventh successive Scottish Boat Race title.

The event, which took place on Glasgow's River Clyde, saw hundreds of supporters from both Glasgow and Edinburgh line bridges along the river to cheer on the crews. 

In one of the closest races of the day, the graduate 500m sprint, Edinburgh narrowly secured victory at the Glasgow Science Tower finish line.

In the 2nd & Novice races, the Edinburgh crews led from the front and claimed decisive victories over the Glasgow crews.

The 1st VIII racing saw a similar outcome with the Edinburgh crews leading from the start and powering through to claim victory.

In the final race of the day, Edinburgh once again came out on top to complete a clean sweep of victories. 

Historic club

Established in 1867, Edinburgh University Boat Club is one of the most successful university boat clubs in the UK.

Its athletes have competed in the Olympic Games, Senior and U23 World Championships. The club also fielded the first Scottish university crew to win at Henley Royal Regatta.

In 2015, the club was recognised as a British Rowing High Performance Centre.

The event occupies a unique place in the racing calendar for us. It represents our oldest fixture and we defended our current winning streak with fierce pride and determination.

Colin WilliamsonHead of Performance Rowing, University of Edinburgh

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