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NSW makes history at Sydney International Rowing Regatta

April 2019

In an incredible week of racing at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, NSW won all four major interstate Eights races, including the King’s and Queen’s Cups for the first time.

Rowing team celebrating a win

Image: Delly Carr/Rowing Australia

It was an action-packed week with around 500 races, 25,000 people through the gates and thousands tuning in from around the globe by live stream. 

This year’s Regatta was extra special with the King’s Cup celebrating its centenary. To mark the occasion, a museum exhibit was on display throughout the week with families of the 1919 King’s Cup winning crew taking part in an emotional ceremony.

In another first, the Sydney International Regatta Centre teamed up with the St Vincent de Paul Society Container Deposit Scheme which saw more than 3,500 containers recycled through the Return and Earn program, helping to support the good work of Vinnies in local communities.

Group of people standing on a podium

Image: Pictured with the Governor of NSW and Mrs Hurley are the descendants of Harry Hauenstein, Harry Ross-Soden, Tom McGill, Albert Smedley, Archie Robb and George Mettam, RA President Rob Scott and members of the Australian Defence Force King’s Cup Rowing Squad

Watch the re-cap