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History of Richmond Rowing Club


For 150 years Richmond Rowing Club [RRC) has been an integral part of Victoria's rowing community. As the second oldest club in the state and the fourth oldest continuously operating rowing club in the world, the Richmond Rowing Club is proud of its achievements.

Since its beginning RRC has been a community sporting club, providing rowing opportunities to a wide variety of members through a strong volunteering ethos. That tradition continues today. Richmond is widely known as a social and welcoming club - run by members for members - and has produced many lifelong friends and partnerships, as well as champions of the river.

RRC has certainly had its fair share of 'character building experiences. This booklet celebrates some of those events and the club's most significant achievements, key milestones and changes over its long history.

Congratulations are due to the 150 Year Celebration Committee and all those who came together to create this marvellous publication. So as we go forward - let's hear those roars, Tigers.

Emma Catford
President, 150th Committee

Richmond Rowing Club 150th annivesary emblem

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