Wednesday, 3 December 2014

ROWING ON THE YARRA RIVER

Rowing on the Yarra River has been a popular activity since the beginnings of Melbourne as a City in the mid-19th century. Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens are home to the following Melbourne rowing clubs:
Banks Rowing Club [1865]
Mercantile Rowing Club [1880]
La Trobe University Rowing Club [1969]
Melbourne Rowing Club [1862]
Melbourne University Boat Club [1859]
Yarra Yarra Rowing Club [1871]
Richmond Rowing Club [1863].

In 1904 the first Henley-on-Yarra regatta was held, becoming one of the most popular events in Melbourne and drawing huge crowds to both banks of the river. It is not surprising that at almost any time, right through the year one may see rowers practising their sport, as one can see in the Docklands stretch of the river here.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.





4 comments:

  1. Love to try that sport but I don't know how to swim ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  2. Very interesting!
    I like the third photo the best
    Lea

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  3. Great exercise, great social activity and a great view taboot.

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  4. Great photos! I love it!
    Thank you for sharing at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/summer-memories.html

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