The Australian Boat Race

University of Melbourne -v- University of Sydney

The best of the best on the Yarra River Melbourne on Saturday 30 October 2011 at 12pm

The Australian Boat Race is an annual rowing eights challenge between Australia’s two oldest universities, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. It is a stand alone show case event, held year about, on the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne and on the Sydney Harbour.

It encapsulates the long standing rivalry between two great cities and two great universities. It is set to become a showcase event on each of the cities’ iconic watercourses and is the beginning of a brand new tradition. The race format is a one-on-one match race between each universities' best women’s and men’s rowing eights.

The 2011 Australian Boat Race will be run on Sunday October 30th at 12.00 noon on the Yarra River in Melbourne.

The Course will be over 4.2 km starting from Victoria Dock, though the Bolte Bridge, past Southbank, through Princes Bridge and concluding at the MUBC Boathouse. For more information about this grand race visit

Rowbust Australia is pleased to be associated with this event as the official uniform supplier and merchandise provider.

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Merchandise will also be available on the eve of the race at the official 'weigh in' at the University of Melbourne and on race day outside the Melbourne University Boat Club.

C'mon and don your colours and show your support!