Sunday 30th October marks the 100th anniversary of boat racing between the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne.
The following extract is from Sydney University Sport 1852-2007: more than a club, by Geoffrey Sherington and Steve Georgakis.
The Boat Club
Rowing began in Sydney on the harbour in the early 1800s. Formal regattas commenced in 1827. Rowing soon became a popular sport and professional sculling championships were initiated by the 1850s.