Glasgow Edinburgh Boat Race 2012

The annual Glasgow Edinburgh Boat race on Saturday 19th May proved to be a roaring success for the GUBC crews, with both men’s and women’s 1st VIII’s dominating the course.

Congratulations, firstly, to the Men’s 1st VIII, coxed by Rhona Findlay, who now boast an unprecedented 13th consecutive win in the Boatrace.

Rhona Findlay (cox), Chris Logan, Elliot Clarke, Michael McNaul, Sam Wiszniewski, Daniel McSherry, Niall Fostyk, Fraser Malone, Luke Cerexhe.

A big congratulations also, to the womens 1st VIII, who conquered the psychological burden of  8 years of defeat, who rose above our rival Edinburgh and took the glory of a Boatrace win.

Ruth Dunn, Laura McGhie, Claire Baillie, Claire Hiddleston, Lizzie Panton, Fraser Quinn (Coach), Nicole Baillie (Cox), Sally Griffiths, Rebecca Lightfoot, Katrina Johnson.

A triumphant performance was also seen from our womens 2nd VIII consisting of Beth MacMaster, Anine Hallender, Jessica Lee, Jane Patterson, Amy Nolan, Hazel Gaddis, Suzanne Brown and Mhairi MacFadyen, Coxed by Ailidh Lang. The 2nd VIII had an aggressive race against the strong Edinburgh crew and crossed the line first with clear water. The win was later challenged by Edinburgh and for this year, neither of the universities received the prize for the reserved boat race. We repected the decision made by the umpires and was respected unanimously accepted by both clubs showing great sports(wo)menship and maintaining the healthy, friendly competitions between Glasgow and Edinburgh University Boat Club. The Men’s VIII fell short of victory despite a strong performance and both Graduate boats entered emerged victorious.

Woman’s 2nd VIII coxed by Ailidh Lang
Men’s 2nd VIII coxed by Anna Bain Pugh

Both clubs put aside their rivalry with their lyrca, celebrated this 135th boat race with an annual dinner at the Glasgow University Union and post dinner celebrations in Viper.

Jessica Lee

GUBC Ladies captain 2012-2013