Monday, October 15, 2012

Video Of The Week: The Australian Boat Race



This week's video comes to us from Down Under, and features a tour of the new course for the third annual Australian Boat Race – a head-to-head race between Melbourne University and Sydney University Boat Clubs, which alternates between the Yarra and Sydney Harbour – set to take place on November 4, 2012. The rivalry enjoyed by these two universities, and cities, is clear in the video included below, with highlights, interviews, and footage from inside the boats from the first-ever Aussie Boat Race from 2010.



This year, the Australian Boat Race will be broadcast for the first time to some 420 million viewers across Southeast Asia, and the crews will feature multiple Olympians and national team members.

Thanks very much to Michael of the Organising Committee for getting in touch, and we look forward to seeing how this year's race turns out! (As a former disciple of Paul Reedy, I've got to back MUBC!)

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-RR

2 comments:

  1. We had such a great time in Australia when we spent a month down there to get ready for the Olympics. The Aussies love their sports. I was very lucky to have shared my Olympic competition with an Australian coach. He always brought a better mood to the Swiss team. Marty is now head coach at the sports institute of Melbourne.

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    1. So it sounds like you'll be backing Melbourne Uni as well! Thanks Xeno!

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