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Edinburgh, Lothians, United Kingdom, 2009/05/16 - Edinburgh University dominate the annual Edinburgh vs. Glasgow Universities Boat race with 3 out of 4 wins under their belt - Edinburgh-Rowing.co.uk.
The annual Edinburgh vs. Glasgow Universities Boat Race took place on the Clyde yesterday, with spectators packing the course to cheer on both teams. The race is the second oldest varsity contest in Britain behind Oxford\Cambridge and was first held in 1877. This year marked the tenth anniversary of its return to the original championship course on Glasgow Green, and was generously supported by Dr Walter Scott.
Both institutions have traded victories in the weeks building up to the event, with the Mobiqa-sponsored Edinburgh University undeniably holding the upper hand. However, the last minute introduction of several internationals into their crews ensured that Glasgow were certainly more than a force to be reckoned with on race day. With Glasgow reigning champions in the men's event and Edinburgh seeking to defend their crown in the respective ladies race, the day was poised to be one of high drama.
Edinburgh University dominated the day’s events by rowing to victory in the women’s 1sts and 2nds events, the men’s 2nd team also emerged victorious with the men’s 1st team being narrowly beaten by a very strong performance by Glasgow University.
Nick Rankin, rowing coach and CEO of Mobiqa comments, “It has been a terrific day for Edinburgh University rowing, although we were obviously disappointed to not win all four events.”
About Edinburgh University Boat Club
Edinburgh University Boat Club (edinburgh-rowing.co.uk) is one of the oldest and largest sports clubs within the University of Edinburgh. The club’s aim is to promote the sport of rowing at the university, with the ultimate goal of allowing all club members to not only enjoy participating in the world's oldest varsity sport, but to also be successful in competition at local, national and international levels. Edinburgh rowers frequently represent Scotland at the Home International Regatta and former members have gone on to record success at World Championship and Olympic regattas, the most recent being Katherine Grainger, Olympic Silver Medalist in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Mobiqa (mobiqa.com) are proud sponsors of the Edinburgh University Boat Club. Mobiqa are world leaders in mobile phone ticketing and mobile phone couponing. Mobiqa’s services are based on the delivery of standard barcodes to mobile phones via SMS, MMS and WAP. The company has created a number of ‘world firsts’ in concert, transport, sports and event ticketing as well as multimedia coupon promotions. Mobiqa’s patented barcode technology is available on six continents and in over 40 countries including USA and China. Mobiqa is a private limited company headquartered in Scotland.