Two Cities Boat Race

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The 41st Annual Two Cities Boat Race

The University of Manchester stormed to victory at the Two Cities Boat Race, winning five out of the seven races to beat rivals, the University of Salford. A strong crowd lined up by the finish line, at Salford Quays’ Lowry Bridge, to support the rowers as they went head to head in a series of races.

Aside from Manchester’s magnificent display in the Boat Race, the spectators enjoyed quayside entertainment from local artist and theatre groups as Salford welcomed Games Time to the North West with ‘Looping the Loop’.


Katy Young, Sport Development Officer at The University of Manchester and event volunteer said: “It was great to join up with the Looping the Loop festival this year, as it brings the sport of rowing to a whole new audience. When you think of rowing, you automatically think of Oxford and Cambridge, but it is a popular sport in the North West and there are some great local clubs.”

2012 results as follows:

  Race Winner Margin (seconds)
  Men's Single Sculls Manchester 2.0
  Lady's Single Sculls Salford 3.7
  Mixed Alumni VIII Salford 2.0
  Lady's Novice IV Manchester 7.9
  Men's Novice VIII Manchester 4.7
  Ladys's Senior IV Manchester 7.4
  Men's Senior VIII Manchester 0.85

Please bookmark this page, details of the 2013 event will posted here once available. For photos of the 40th Two Cities Boat Race please follow the 'Gallery' link on the left.

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