Sport & Exercise

University Boat Club retain Scottish Boat Race Title

The University Boat Club retained the title of Scottish Boat Race Champions with a convincing victory over University of Glasgow on Saturday.

The event, the 3rd oldest boat race in the world, qas held on the Clyde again this year, albeit with a slighly 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.

The winning Scottish Boat Race Crew

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.

The winning Scottish Boat Race Crew

In the first showpiece event, the women’s 1st VIII race, the Edinburgh crew led by GB international Maddie Artlett, on one of her final formal representations for EUBC, cruised to victory.

Finally, in one of the closer 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, rounding off a near perfect day of racing for the team.

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