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Inter-War student rowing in Manchester

A long hiatus followed the collapse of the first MUBC in 1909, not least due to the First World War.  The War also killed off a number of the Manchester rowing clubs, including Nemesis, which folded in 1920.  However a meeting early in 1932 decided to try again, and accordingly, the current MUBC was founded using […]

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Pre-War Years

Student rowing at Manchester predates the University, with the first reference being a senior coxed-fours race in 1862 between Owens College and the “Laboratory” (possibly the then-new Physical Laboratory), over 1 mile was instituted on the river Irwell below Quay street.  It is thought likely that the crews boated from the Nemesis Rowing Club Boat […]

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Henley Royal Regatta 2014

Henley Royal Regatta, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, marks the culmination of a long season as well as the end of my time at Manchester University. Following some good results during head and early regatta season the men’s squad were feeling  confident and were really cracking on despite the loss of a couple of […]

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Henley Women’s Regatta 2014

Just one week after Reading regatta, following another intense week and final preparations, the event that we had been building up to all season had arrived- it was Henley Women’s weekend! Two women’s eights loaded the boats on to a packed trailer we were sharing with Agecroft, Liverpool Vics and Liverpool University (don’t ask)! Arranging […]

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Reading Regatta 2014: Men

With exams finally over, Henley preparations were in full swing for both the men and the women’s squads. The first post-exams regatta on the schedule was to take place in reading in a head-to-head situation. This year the men’s squad were able to assemble three boats together consisting of two eights and a 4 which […]

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Reading Regatta 2014: Women

With exams finally over, we packed the car for the now all too familiar journey down south. Our destination this time, Reading regatta. In the weeks leading up to this training intensity had increased and crew selection had, and still was being debated, all in preparation for the season finale of Henley Women’s Regatta in […]