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Ron Bulmer

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

Ron, brother of Stan whose rower profile is on this site, joined Yarra Yarra in the 1945/46 season and remained a member until the 1967/68 season.

He served on the committee from 1956 to 1959.

He was a successful cox then successful lightweight rower like his brother Stan.


Ron stroking the 1956 Victorian Champion Four

Recorded race wins:

1945/46 - Victorian Rowing Association regatta, novice pair (cox)

1945/46 - Sale regatta, Novice four (cox)

1945/46 - Bairnsdale regatta, Novice four (cox)

1946/47 - Upper Yarra regatta, maiden pair (cox)

1950 - Upper Yarra regatta, maiden eight (cox)

1953 - Colac regatta, lightweight pair (stroke)

1953 - Nagambie regatta, lightweight pair (stroke)

1954 - Colac regatta, lightweight pair (stroke)

1954 - Nagambie regatta, lightweight pair (stroke)

1955 - Upper Yarra regatta, lightweight four (stroke)

1955 - Nagambie regatta, lightweight pair (bow

1956 - Victorian championships, lightweight four (stroke)

1957 - Barwon regatta, lightweight eight (stroke)

1957 - Henley regatta, lightweight eight (stroke) and Lightweight four (stroke)

1958 - Colac regatta, lightweight four (stroke)

1958 - Barwon regatta, lightweight eight (stroke)

1958 - Henley regatta, lightweight eight (stroke)

1958 - Victorian championships, lightweight eight (stroke)

1958 - Nagambie regatta,  lightweight four (bow)

From the 1980/81 Yarra Yarra Rowing Club annual report:-

Mr R Bulmer who passed away during last season. Ron was an active member of our club starting as a coxswain and going on to win a Victorian lightweight 8 championship, and many other races for Yarra.

This club offers its sincere condolences to their families.

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

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