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Rebecca George

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

Rebecca joined Yarra Yarra RC during the 1993/94 season. 

Whilst she rowed novice and intermediate, she had previous rowing experience at St Andrews College, Cambridge in the UK and at Lake Macquarie in NSW.

Not only was she an active rower, she put back into the club through:

The Yarra Yarra Club newsletter Yarra Yabbie no 75, March 2023, reported as follows:

Rebecca George

Rebecca first joined YYRC 30 years ago, she learnt to row at university and has rowed for Cambridge, St Andrew (Edinburgh) and Lake Macquarie (NSW),. Although she spent most of her time rowing, she did manage to get a Chemical Engineering degree and has worked in manufacturing since, but is now back at Melbourne University studying for a Master of Contemporary Art. After coaching the novices at Albert Park College where her daughter rowed, she decided she’d rather be back in a boat rather than on the bank and re-joined YYRC last year.

1995 Mildura Regatta after a novice coxed quad scull win - second from right

Recorded wins:-

1994 - Dimboola regatta, women’s intermediate eight (bow)

1995 - Mildura regatta, women’s novice coxed quad scull (bow) and Women’s intermediate four (2)

1995 - Wentworth regatta, women’s novice coxed quad scull (bow) and Women’s intermediate four (2)

1997 - Yarra Yarra regatta, women’s intermediate eight (bow) and Women’s novice coxed quad scull (bow)

1998 - World Masters, Adelaide, Women’s “A” eight 

1998 - Albert Park regatta, women’s novice eight (7)

1995 Wentworth Regatta - Rebecca on the left

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

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