TuksRowing Dominates USSA Boat Race

Posted on September 18, 2012

Boat Race is an annual event that is held on the Kowie River in Port Alfred and Universities from across South Africa compete against each other for top position.

For the second year in a row TuksRowing sent four full crews (Men’s A & B and Women’s A &B), and for the first time sent Novice Rowers to compete in a composite crew with UJ and UKZN. 

All crews race in heats to get into the finals which are based on the best times achieved in the heats. The Tuks B Men’s crew affectionately known as the Beast Crew made it through to the third and fourth place final (B Finals) of the B Section. The crew comfortably took third place winning Bronze.

The rest of the Tuks Crews made it through to the A finals which took place on Saturday 15 September 2012. TuksSport Director, Mr Kobus van der Walt, and the TuksSport Deputy Director, Dr Rendani Mulaudzi, attended the A finals in support of the Tuks Crews.

The Tuks B Women’s Crew made it through to the first and second place final (A Final) of the B Section. They were up against Rhodes B, a historically strong crew, and in tough conditions finished second to take the Silver.

The Tuks A Women’s Crew found themselves up against a strong Rhodes A crew in their A final. The women completed their race in fine style taking first pace and the Gold with a time of 16:54.74, this is the first time in the history of the Tuks Rowing Club that the Women have taken Gold in the A final of the A Section.

For the fourth year in a row the Tuks Men’s A Crew arrived at Boat Race as the favourites to win the A Section A Final, and they did not disappoint. Up against UCT Tuks A Men powered to a 18:26.91 victory.


Tuks A Men – GOLD

Tuks A Women – GOLD

Tuks B Men – BRONZE

Tuks B Women – SILVER

Tuks Novice Composite – SILVER


Men’s A Crew

Women’s A Crew

Stroke: Lawrence Brittain

Stroke: Leighann Norton

7: John Smith

7: Kate Johnstone

6: Gareth Maybery (Captain)

6: Lee-Ann Persse

5: David Hunt

5: Amy Johnson

4: Mike Voerman

4: Imogen Mackie

3: Stuart Chamberlain

3: Megan Rosslyn-Smith (Captain)

2: Scott Donaldson

2: Krizia Giammartini

Bow: James Brittain

Bow: Lindsey Davis

Cox: Jason Hunter

Cox: Jason Hunter



Crew Manager: Coreen Walstra

Crew Manager: Coreen Walstra

Coach: James Thompson and Nick Panza

Coach: Coreen Walstra




Published by Erhardt Maritz

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