Feb 252016

With thanks to Gemma Setter, Account Executive, Tricker PR.


Erin Wyness (RGU) and Ian Walker (University of Aberdeen) lead their crews in the 2016 Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race.

The 21st Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race will see the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University competing against one another in a 3.5km race along the River Dee, determining who takes home the much sought-after trophy.
The day begins at 1.50pm with the toss for stations, followed by the universities’ 2nd crew race at 2.10pm, alumni race at 2.35pm and media challenge race at 3.40pm.

The title event begins at 4.00pm.

Last year saw the Robert Gordon University crew row to victory as they claimed their fourth consecutive title race win. Is this the year that the University of Aberdeen manage to knock their competitors off the top spot? Or will the Robert Gordon University remain undefeated for the fifth year in a row? Whatever the outcome, the 2016 event is bound to be a thrilling watch.

Spectators are encouraged to come along and cheer on the teams at all the events on the day.

To follow the Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/2016BoatRace and become a fan of the race on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/AAMBoatRace.

21st Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race

Saturday 12th March 2016
From the Bridge of Dee to Aberdeen Boat Club
Races from 2.10 PM.
Title race begins at 4.00PM