University Boat Race, Belfast

This year’s Ramada Plaza Belfast University Boat Race will take place on the River Lagan, on Saturday June 8th, and will be an all-Ireland affair with crews from University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and University of Limerick racing against Queen’s University crews. The Boat Race is now in the 10th year and has become a fixture in Belfast city and Irish Rowing.

A new ‘Ulster Rowing Invitational Schools Cup’ has also been included in this year’s programme with crews from Methodist College Belfast, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Royal Portora, Coleraine Academical Institution, Bann Rowing Club, Blackrock College Dublin and Presentation College Cork battling it out for honours. The new event was launched by Belfast’s Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson at Queen’s University’s boat house last Tuesday. A rowing crew of Alex Mercer (MCB), Josh Hoy (RBAI), Adam Millar (CAI) and Aaron Christie (Bann Rowing Club) helped to launch the race.


Mick Desmond

Queens University Belfast BC

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