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History of World Rowing Under 23 Championships

1985 Match des Seniors— Banyoles Spain


The opportunity to race in Europe came from the AIS who funded the tour. The crews also raced in the Trans Tasman series against New Zealand upon their return.

A small number of images from crew members is available at the Australian Rowing Images website.


Men's Eight

Final: 1st FRG, 2nd AUS, 3rd ITA

Men's Double Scull

Final: 3rd FRG, 4th AUS

Women's Pair

Final: 1st FRG, 2nd AUS, 3rd GB

Australian Team

Men's Eight – Silver

Bow: Mark McInerny (SA)
2: Peter Tomanovits (VIC)
3: Glenn Myler (TAS)
4: Paul Thompson (ACT)
5: Richard Finlayson (NSW)
6: Michael McKay (VIC)
7: Andrew Cooper (VIC)
Str: Malcolm Batten (QLD)
Cox: Andrew Cox (NSW)
Cch: Reinhold Batschi (ACT)

Men's Double Scull – Fourth

Bow: Andrew Fairfield-Smith (NSW)
Str: Bruce Hick (QLD)
Cch: Bob Marlow (ACT)

Women's Pair – Silver

Bow: Kate Hall (VIC)
Str: Debbie Bassett (VIC)
Cch: Peter Shakespeare (ACT)

Women's Quad Scull – Fifth

Bow: Marilyn Kidd (NSW)
2: Lisa Knight (NSW)
3: Amanda Rudgley (NSW)
Str: Annelies Voorthuis (NSW)
Cch: Peter Shakespeare (ACT)

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