Students will row for it in boat race

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By Canterbury People | Friday, May 13, 2011, 08:00

STUDENTS from the Towns’ three universities will take to the water to settle their differences with a popular campus tradition.

Rowers will be battling it out over two watery miles during the fifth Universities at Medway Boat Race on Saturday.

Reigning champions University of Greenwich will face off against old rivals University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Saturday’s weather is expected to take a turn for the worse, so the rowers could have their work cut out as they make their way between Cuxton and the Esplanade in Rochester.

Spectators can watch from the open area on The Esplanade in Rochester, near Hathaway Court.

They can also enjoy rowing coaching, sports massages and a Wii sports tournament from 10am.

The boat race is run by Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA), which represents all universities on Chatham Maritime campus.

UMSA activities co-ordinator Claire Dicker said: “The event will for the first time include a three-way men’s eight race between Canterbury Christ Church, Kent and Greenwich. A combined Universities at Medway women’s crew will also compete against a crew from the Medway Towns Rowing Club.”


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