Looking Back On 2017
Welcome Boat Club members and friends to the 2018 season.
As we gear up for another busy year, I thought we might take a look back at the year that was.
In the 2017 Rowing WA Pennant Season, UWABC retained the C and D grade pennants, and was awarded Club of the Year for the third year in a row. Imogen Blow has put together a video snapshot of the season.
UWABC delivered another successful year of the Shenton College rowing program, with Shenton winning the All Schools Championship for the third year in a row. Congratulations and thank you to Chris Morley and everyone involved in delivering this program.
After reviewing our high-performance capacity and rejuvenating our partnership with UWA (see below), UWABC was recognised as a Rowing WA Pathway Partner Club. The Rowing WA Pathways 2020 program exists to develop WA rowing talent to achieve national selection. UWABC is very happy to again be recognised as a part of this high-performance pathway.
James Kerr represented Australia in the lightweight men’s quad scull at the World Championships in Florida, USA.
Bronwyn Cox represented Australia in the women’s pair at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
UWABC was once again represented strongly at interstate and international regattas:
World Rowing Championships, Florida, USA
World U23 Rowing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
World Masters Rowing Championships, Bled, Slovenia
World Masters Games, Auckland, New Zealand
Australian Rowing Championships, Penrith, NSW
Australian Universities Rowing Championships, Wyaralong Dam, QLD
Australian Masters Rowing Championships, Nagambie, VIC
Head of the Yarra, Melbourne, VIC
We purchased a new Sykes coxless four and named it the “Jessica Huston”.
Jim Wieland is more than 20 months into the enormous task of compiling and writing the club’s 100 year history. You can support this project by a) contributing material and photos; and b) becoming a subscriber - see below.
Event and fundraising planning for our Centenary in 2019 is in full swing with a planning meeting held in November. If you would like to contribute towards the event planning, update your contact details, or you are able to contact and bring together other past members, please contact Karlie Payne, Vice President of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com
We hope to see you back down at the shed in the near future, whether it be for pre-season training, masters rowing or the next alumni event.
Here’s to a successful 2018 season!