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New URC boat shed opening
Union President Brendan O'Dea described the opening of the boat shed as a new beginning… Click to read more
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URC 150th Jubilee
The Union Rowing Club celebrated its 150th Jubilee in September 2014 - what a great weekend! Click to read more
URC photo gallery
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1970s URC Reunion
The 'maiden eights' from 1972 to 1974 and coach Jim Little met for a reunion weekend in November 2012, nearly forty years to the month after the crew first took the water..... Click to read more
Safety at URC
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URC Strategic Plan
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URC President's Club
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2014 South Island Masters Championships

31 May – 1 June
Dunstan Arm

Dawn at Dunstan

A Central winter is real winter.
After experiencing Queens Birthday at Dunstan Arm with a solid layer of ice still on the boats at 8am followed by a comparatively balmy 4 degree Sunday high, there will be few complaints in future about the cold at a morning row on the Reach. It wasn't the cold that held back Union's 20 strong contingent though. The rowers had again benefitted from Jim Little's excellent preparation programmes and were looking forward to putting it to the test at the regatta. Unfortunately, it really was a case of 'what if' for Union at the 2014 Masters South Island Champs. After a great set of results in the morning session, the afternoon programme was abandoned due to wind. Yes, it would have been good to get those quads and doubles on the water – until next time…

Gold for Liz Blair in the women's novice single

Dorle takes out gold in the womens E single

Dorle Pauli| Sally Burgess | Deb Hymers-Ross| Wendy Lawson | Dorothy Paton | Liz Blair | Denise Smith | Amanda Buerki + Clare Fowler (cox)
Long distance event: womens masters D coxed eight
Liz Blair: womens masters novice single
Dorle Pauli | Deb Hymers-Ross: womens masters D double sculls
Brent Mirfin | Malcolm Burgess | Graham Russell | Simon Huntley + Jason Cowles (cox): mens masters D coxed four
Dale Maher: mens masters D single
Dorle Pauli: womens masters E single
Mike Fowler: mens masters E single
Malcolm Burgess | Neville Youngman: mens masters F double sculls

Jim and Merryl Little

Danny Blair, Mike Fowler silver in the mens E double

Stephane Chretien | Mike Fowler | Brent Mirfin | Malcolm Burgess | Rod McLennan | Danny Blair | Graham Russell | Neville Youngman + Jason Cowles (cox)
Long distance event: mens masters E coxed eight
Dorothy Paton | Wendy Lawson | Denise Smith | Amanda Buerki + Jason Cowles (cox): womens masters D coxed four
Dale Maher | Simon Huntley: mens masters D double sculls
Danny Blair: mens masters E single
Mike Fowler | Danny Blair: mens masters E double scull

Womens D four Mandy Buerki, Denise Smith, Wendy Lawson, Dorothy Paton

URC Dunstan Squad