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australian rowers profiles and history

W B (Bob) Cottee

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

First Joined in 1929/30 and re-joined 1959/60

Passed away 1985/86 

Committee member 1935/36, 1937/38, 1971/72

Assistant secretary 1964/65 - 1970/71

Treasurer 1972/73

Life member 1984/85

No recorded race wins

Bob had a racing coxed pair named after him in the early 1960’s.

Bob was also part of a Christmas day eight composed from the elder members 1964 - 1969

Bob had a pair named in his honour.

From the Yarra Yarra Rowing Club annual report 1985/86:-

Bob Cottee passed away in April. We offer our condolences to his relatives and wish them to know how very much he is missed by old members and novices alike.

1963 with Bob in the foreground

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

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