The UWA Boat Club's email newsletter:
June 2016
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UWABC tracking well for a successful 2016

Now that we're about halfway through the 2016 season, it's that time to give you all an update on what's been happening at UWABC.

We've had some great success on the water with three of our members being named in age grouped national teams, masters competing at the Australian National Masters Championships and some great results in the first two pennant regattas of the club season! 

It was great to see so many new and old faces down at the Friends of UWABC Sundowner and as always it would be great to see you at one of our upcoming events.

As always, if you'd like to come back down for a paddle, get in touch with the Captain, Karlie Payne -

Warm regards,
Robert Duncan
Director of Administration

Upcoming Events

Pennant Regatta 3 
Hosted by UWABC: Saturday 2nd July at Champion Lakes 
UWABC Quiz Night
Friday 22rd July at the Boat Club (contact Angus Hammond ( regarding organizing a table
Vice-Chancellor Cup @ Elizabeth Quay
TBC at Elizabeth Quay

UWA Boat Club being represented on the International stage!

UWABC have three athletes representing Australia in underage Australian Teams for 2016! 

James Kerr (pictured: in stroke seat) has been selected for the U23 LM4x who has been training in Perth the last few months in the lead up to the U23 World Championships in September

Bree Kennedy-Smith & Bronwyn Cox (pictured: Bronwyn (stroke) and Bree (bow)) both have been selected in the U21 Women's Sweep Team. They are currently competing in the Trans-Tasman Series against New Zealand in Canberra. On day one (Thursday 30/6) they had their first hit out in a pair together coming away with a WIN over the New Zealand W2- and the other Australian W2-. Congrats Girls! 

UWA Boat Club Nationals Campaign Rap

UWABC has had a successful showing at this year's National Championships. UWABC achieved a top 10 finish overall in the Australian Rowing Championships Champion Club points competition! Some results to take note of were:

Gold in OLM4- James Kerr and Timothy Widdicombe
Gold in U23W4-  Bree Kennedy-Smith, Bronwyn Cox and Holly Child
Silver in Interstate LM4- James Kerr and Timothy Widdicombe
Silver in U23 W2- Bree Kennedy-Smith and Bronwyn Cox
Silver in U23 LM1x James Kerr
Silver in OLM4x James Kerr and Timothy Widdicombe
Bronze in Interstate Youth M8+ Gavin Pensini and Fraser Pensini
Bronze in Interstate Youth W8+ Bree Kennedy-Smith, Bronwyn Cox and India Warren-Hicks
Womens Interstate LW4x having 3 Uni Reps - Maia Simmonds, Maria Othzen and Pascale Ketelaar 

Congratulations to all our UWABC Athletes:

Tim Widdicombe
James Kerr
Maia Simmonds
Holly Child
Bronnie Cox
Bree Kennedy-Smith
Fraser Pensini
Gavin Pensini
India Warren-Hicks
Caitlin McPhail
Maria Ottzen
Pascale Ketelaar
Brett Leask
Hannah Wilding

UWABC @ The Australian Masters Championships

Sarah Knight and Catherine Kennedy, two of UWABC's masters women traveled to the Sunshine Coast to compete in the Australian Masters Championships. Even though the weather was less than ideal both had a fantastic showing in the competition for their first taste of interstate rowing. 

Sarah Knight represented the State Masters Women D/K W8+ who came away with a close 4th. Other results to note were:

Bronze in MxM2x for Sarah Knight
A Close 4th in WE2- for Catherine Kennedy

Congratulations to them both!

A Great Success for the Friends of UWABC Sundowner!

It was great to see such a large turn out to the first Alumni Function for the year. The Club would like to thank all past and present members who attended and a big thank you to James Wieland (The Club's History Author) for presenting his findings on the Clubs History up to 1919.

Jim has asked that you please complete a questionnaire about your time at the club to assist him with his research. 

You can fill out the questionnaire online:
Download and return your submissions directly to Jim: 

We are planning to have another Sundowner in early September so keep an eye out for the invitation!

Kelpie Mika barking orders gets more than the open men's attention!

A great article and picture in the West Australian a few weeks back showed our Open Men training. The article explained how crazy we all are waking up before 5am in freezing cold weather. At least it makes for good photography...

Know anyone looking to Learn to Row?

We have a Learn to Row Course coming up starting on Sunday the 17th of July and running for 5 weeks. If you know anyone who is keen to learn, please put them in touch with Robert Duncan ( 
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