West meets East as Universities battle it out in the water

Published: 2 May 2006

Walter Scott and Partners Ltd. Glasgow and Edinburgh Annual Boat Race to take place on Saturday 13 May

The annual boat race battle between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh on the River Clyde is fast approaching.

Taking place on Saturday 13 May, just opposite the People's Palace in Glasgow, the Walter Scott and Partners Ltd. Boat Race is the second oldest varsity boat race in the UK having launched in 1877.

The crews hold some of the country's finest rowers, and promises to be a spectacular race, pushing the athletes to their physical limit. Forget the glossy trappings of the Oxford Cambridge race, this is rowing at its grittiest and most passionate level. With commonwealth medallists, European University champions and GB squad members present, the competition is closely fought with nail biting finishes. To come second is to come last, and no one can afford that.

A great day out for all the family, come down and cheer on your city, every voice counts in helping to spur on the crews.

Media Relations Office (media@gla.ac.uk)

For further information, please contact the Media Relations Office on 0141 330-3535 or Angela Hair, Development and Alumni Office on 0141 330 3593, or e-mail: a.hair@admin.gla.ac.uk.

The Walter Scott and Partners Limited Glasgow and Edinburgh University Boatrace, 13 May 2006, 1pm, Glasgow Green (below the Peoples Palace).

The toss is at 1.30pm, with the Novices Ergo Relay Challenge starting at 1.40pm. The graduate races follow a shorter distance but the competition is just as fierce.

First published: 2 May 2006

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