Feb 272014

With thanks to Jennifer Kelly, Senior Account Executive, Tricker PR.


(L-R) Gillian Paterson, RGU president, and Lauren Cammaert, AU president, head up their final crews

A superb day out for all the family, the 19th Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race will take place this Saturday, 1st March 2014 with the title race taking place at 1.45pm on the River Dee.

With just days to go, the competing rowers are training furiously to prepare for the annual showdown, often referred to as the Scottish equivalent of the Oxford V Cambridge Boat Race.

The Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race will see the University of Aberdeen go head to head with Robert Gordon University for the 19th time in a cut throat 3.5km race, from the Bridge of Dee to the Aberdeen Boat Club, to take home the coveted trophy.

The day begins at 11.35am with the toss for stations followed by the universities’ 2nd crew race at 12.20pm and alumni race at 12.40pm. Local media celebrities will take to the water at 1.25pm in the media challenge race before the main title race at 1.45pm.

The race is supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and spectators can show their support at a number of locations along the course on the banks of the River Dee. To cheer on the university crews, the best locations are considered The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge or WellingtonSuspension Bridge.

For students seeking to support their peers, free transport has been organised by Aberdeen Asset Management for all rowing fans heading to the race. The courtesy buses will allow students to travel from each university campus to the River Dee, with a free return journey also available.

To find out more about the courtesy bus, or to keep up-to-date on the day with exclusive updates, follow the AberdeenAssetManagementUniversities’ Boat Race on Twitter www.twitter.com/2014BoatRace and Facebook www.facebook.com/AAMBoatRace.

For further information contact:
Jennifer Kelly, Senior Account Executive, Tricker PR
Email: jkelly@trickerpr.com
Telephone: 01224 646491

Courtesy Bus Timetable
AU spectator bus timetable:
11:00: Spectator bus departs from Hillhead Turning Circle, Hillhead Halls, Aberdeen.
11.15: Spectator bus departs from Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Road, Aberdeen.
11.30: Spectator bus departs from the Tilted Wig, Union Street, Aberdeen City Centre.

RGU spectator bus timetable:
11.15: Departs Holburn Street at Union Grove, Aberdeen
11.30: Departs Union Terrace at Caledonian Thistle Hotel, Aberdeen
11.35: Departs RGU Schoolhill, Aberdeen
11.45: Departs Marischal College, Aberdeen

Return buses:
15:00: Departs Aberdeen Boat Club
15:45: Departs Aberdeen Boat Club