North Shore Rowing Club

Sydney, Australia

Fun Rowing Fact
30th October 1815 - First recorded boat race in Van Diemen's Land between Mr Peter's boat and Mr Gordon's boat for 50 guineas. In Sydney (NSW), George Town (TAS) and in Hobart Town (TAS), several boat races took place at this time. Boat owners wagered significant sums on their professional crews who provided the muscle.