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Newcastle University Boat Club Newsletter, January 2011 Summer Regatta Last weekend, NUBC kicked off the New Year in the best possible way; by attending the Taree Summer Regatta. The three day event definitely lived up to its name, with scorching temperatures across the weekend, however the warm weather did not stop our crews achieving some great results: Women's D Grade Coxed Four 1st Place (Holmes, Gardiner, Mujic & Sands, c: Flowers) Women's C Grade Coxed Four 1st Place (Flowers, Buckton, Mujic & Sands) Women's C Grade Coxless Pair 1st Place (Mujic & Buckton) Men's C Grade Single Scull 1st Place (Conrad Bond) Men's Open/Lwt/U23 Single Scull 1st Place (Anthony Mujic) Women's D Grade Quad Scull 2nd Place (Holmes, Holmes, Bissett & Gardiner) Men's B Grade Single Scull 2nd Place (Anthony Mujic)

NUBC Women's Eight at Taree Summer Regatta

Men's U19/U21 Single Scull 2nd Place (Christopher Maytom) Men's Open/Lwt/U23 Double Scull 2nd Place (Nissen & Mujic)

Anthony Mujic racing at Summer Regatta

NUBC Squad Training Regular training sessions will begin shortly after many rowers took a relaxing break over the festive season: Women's C Grade Coxed Four (Bronwyn Flowers, Kate Sands, Emma Mujic & Genevieve Buckton)

o Weekly training for the women's squad will start this Friday (the 28th) and will continue on every Friday morning.

o The Men's squad weekly session will begin this Wednesday (the 26th) and will continue on every Wednesday morning. Wednesday and Friday sessions will begin at 5.50 am at the shed. Regular Saturday sessions will be from 8.30 am at the shed. Of course all of you are welcome to come out on other days to train. If you would like to get involved in other sessions please let Merran (, Emma ( or or Anthony ( know. We look forward to seeing you at training! Upcoming Events For those competitive members interested, the following regattas are coming up: o Endeavour Regatta at Berry Park (Sunday 5th of February) o CDRA Regatta at Taree (Sat/Sun 19th 20th of February) o NSW Rowing Championships (Fri - Sun 11 13th February) If you would like to attend any of these regattas please fill out on online entry form at or email if you would like to be placed in a crew. It is important that you attend as many training sessions as possible if you wish to compete. NUBC 50th Anniversary Dinner 2011 As you may be aware, 2011 is the 50th year of Newcastle University Boat Club's existence. In order to mark the occasion, the current executive is planning to host a celebratory dinner later in the year. The last Saturday of August is currently the proposed date, although this may be subject to change. It is our hope that the dinner will bring together various alumni from across the generations to share their memories and experiences of NUBC.

We would like to begin organising the dinner as early as possible, and we are hoping for some assistance from earlier generations of rowers. If you are able to contribute to the night in any way, please let me know ( Things that we may need help with include: o Event organisation: the executive plans to delegate the organisation of the event to a dedicated committee, consisting of existing and alumni members. Their responsibilities will include: venue selection, catering, MC-ing etc. o Suggestions for guest speakers. o Compilation of stories, anecdotes, general history, photos etc o Any other ideas and suggestions you have for the night. o Spreading the word! If you know of alumni who may not be on our mailing list, please forward this information to them. We would love to see as many alumni volunteer as possible. We will be using the newsletter to keep subscribers up to date with preparations for the event.

REMINDERS!  Entries for Endeavour, CDRA and State are due soon! Please fill in an online entry form, or contact if you are unsure what to enter  A shed cleaning day will be held on Saturday the 4th of Feb. Please attend if possible  Please ensure you wipe down the slide of the Ergs when you use them - they need to be kept clean.  Please return any outstanding seat fees to the Treasurer ASAP

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, I will be including some of our archival NUBC photos in each of newsletter. Our website will be updated with these photos in coming weeks as well. If you have any photos from your time at NUBC you would like to see in the newsletter, please email them to me (

From Left: Belinda-Ann Mall, Emma Walken, Don Millar, Vice Chancellor, Professor Keith Morgan, Jane Davenport, Stuart Landrigan. Winners of the Intercollegiate Rowing Trophy - VC's regatta 1991 - Edwards Hall 1st.

VC's regatta 12/10/1986 at Raymond Terrace Aquatic Centre

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