Adelaide University Boat Club

The Adelaide University Boat Club was founded on August 4th, 1881, two weeks after the opening of Torrens Lake. It was the second university boat club in Australia; Melbourne’s was founded in 1860 and Sydney’s in 1885 (although Sydney University men had rowed with Sydney Rowing Club as early as 1860, which SUBC claim as their foundation date).

AUBC is committed to providing members with the resources they need to participate in rowing at all levels in a fun, enjoyable environment. We are open to all rowers aged 16+ and you do not have to be an Adelaide University student to join!

Following our extensive boatshed refurbishment in 20010, the club now boast a fully operational function centre with a maximum capacity of up to 250 patrons.

Adelaide University Boat Club

Adelaide University Boat Club4 weeks ago

Congratulations to two of our members, David Frigaard and Celia Cowan.
David has been announced as a recipient of the Adelaide University Sport Scholarship for 2018 and Celia has been selected to represent Australia in the U21 team!

The AUS scholarship is to benefit two students per year who are undertaking an Undergraduate or Honours program of study at the University of Adelaide.
Celia will race in the 2018 Trans-Tasman Regatta against New Zealand, with racing held in Sydney and New Zealand. Big things to come for her in future!
#goblacks #aubcrowing

Adelaide University Boat Club

Adelaide University Boat Club3 months ago

----AUBC Winter Program 2018----

AUBC is once again running a winter program for school rowers who want to continue rowing in the off-season outside of their school.
The program is aimed at anyone who wants to wants to improve their skills and get a head start on the competition before next season. It's an excellent opportunity for Intermediates to learn sweep rowing before they move into their senior squads, or for any senior wanting to improve on their results or even nominate for a State Team.
You'll get to meet and train with motivated people from other schools, go fast, and have fun!

We are still confirming the exact details of the program for this year but we'll release all of the information shortly.
To register your interest and receive updates, please sign up on our website:

Adelaide University Boat Club

Adelaide University Boat Club3 months ago


Day 1 of state champs saw a large contingent of Blacks take to the water. With a strong tailwind blowing down the course, it led to fast conditions for big boats but a tricky day at work for small boats and scullers.
AUBC won a total of SEVEN STATE TITLES, with more expected tomorrow.

First off was Brodie Hand in the OLM1x, who proved organisation and being on time was the key to any victory and claimed the title.
The U21 male scullers battled the waves to take up the minor places. The OM2- of Fischer and Nielsen were battling some more experienced and well resourced competition (courtesy of SASI) but held onto a very respectable 3rd place, not far off the pace. The U19 girls of Carys, Tilly, Kyanne and Siobhan took 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th in the 1x.
The U19W2x of Peta and Georgia then powered away through favoured competition (including an Aus U23 rep) to take the title!
Not to be outdone, the OM2x of Hugo Langsford and Matt Nielsen dropped the watts on the competition from ARC to take the title. The U19W2- of Siobahn and Lauren nearly tasted sweet victory, finishing a close 2nd.

The U21M4x stole the show over ARC who couldn't seem to find the finish line and were lost en route.
In the OLM2x, Brodie teamed up with Jack Tomich to claim a convincing win. The resulting podium photo left many schoolgirls staring.
The U19W2x of Carys and Tilly once again proved their speed to snap up the state title!
The OW4x of Celia, Tahlia, Peta and Georgia had a fantastic race and were too much for the opposition, with clear water at the finish.

In the penultimate race of the day, the Open Men's Eight, our young boys in black were up against a more highly favoured ARC crew with depth, talent and a chunk of the current Kings Cup crew. Accepting a hard race, they went out with the intent of creating a hard race. Unfortunately, ARC were able to use their experience to push away to another win, but the boys proved their future potential and were pleased with their performance and the result that came from it. Keep an eye out next year..

And that's all until tomorrow! More exciting racing to come, with all eyes on the girls as they look to wrestle the trophy back in the Women's Eight!

#yeahtheboys #yeahthegirls #yeahuni #blackonblack

Adelaide University Boat Club

Adelaide University Boat Club3 months ago

A huge congratulations to those that competed at the NSW State Championships. We have come home with a gold, two silvers and a bronze. Bloody good effort.
Particularly good performances from the young uni reps with Celia Cowan taking out the U19 double scull with Port Adelaide Rowing Club's Katelyn Nicholson and Mitchell Reinhard taking silver in the U19 single scull.
From here our athletes have another 4 weeks to prepare for the National championships but in the mean time get ready for South Australian State Championships!
Starting this Saturday morning and continuing through to Sunday afternoon our athletes will be entering the battlefield with a grit and determination that can only be inspired by direct competition with ARC.
We'd love to see as many of you there as possible wearing all the black and white you've got!

Good luck to all our athletes this week as they prepare for a big weekend of racing.

Adelaide University Boat Club

Adelaide University Boat Club3 months ago

Currently we have 10 of our fastest competing at the NSW State Championships. This event is a selection requirement for those nominating to represent Australia in the open and underage divisions. Wishing our athletes good speed and good fortune.
Heats are on today so keep an eye on the results posted at

Today we have...

Celia Cowan, Carys Jones and Taleala McCarthy in the Championship Womens U19 Single at 1:45, 1:50 and 1:55

Mitchell Reinhard (donning the black and white for the first time) in the Championship Men U19 single at 2:10

Georgia Mee in the Championship Women U21 Single at 2:20

Peta Terrell in the Championship Women U23 Single at 2:45

Cameron Natt and Lachlan Kirchner in the Championship Men U21 lightweight single at 3:55 and 4:00

Jack Tomich and Brodie Hand in the Championship Men U23 lightweight single at 4:15 and 4:20

Adelaide University Boat Club

Adelaide University Boat Club3 months ago


We wish to congratulate the following twenty one members who have been selected to represent South Australia in the Interstate Regatta at the National Championships in March. Good luck to all State Team members and crews!!

Kings Cup (Men’s Eight)
Hugo Langsford
Coxswain: Georgie Litt

Queens Cup (Women’s Eight)
Phoebe Pado
Tahlia Jones
Alex Fry

Penrith Cup (Lightweight Men's Four)
Brodie Hand
Cameron Natt
Jack Tomich
Reserve: Lachlan Kirchner

Victoria Cup (Lightweight Women's Quad)
Celia Cowan
Reserve: Tahlia Jones

Noel Wilkinson Trophy Youth Men’s Eight)
Maxwell Fisher
James Nicholas
Matt Nielsen
Will Smith

Bicentennial Cup (Youth Women’s Eight)
Peta Terrell
Georgia Mee
Carys Jones
Coaches: Brenton Terrell-AUBC/Catherine McDougall Scotch

Pathway Women’s 8+
Kyanne Townend
Siobhan Roe
Kayla Burn

#goblacks #gosouthies #rowaubc

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