RGU surge to second successive victory in Aberdeen Boat Race

Robert Gordon University surged to victory for the second successive year in the Aberdeen Boat Race on the River Dee.

The RGU crew were too strong for their University of Aberdeen counterparts and eventually won the contest in a time of eight minutes, 18 seconds, finishing two and a half lengths in front of their city rivals.

It was a convincing performance from the powerful RGU team, and their president, Rachel Joyce, was understandably delighted in the aftermath.

She said: "We are ecstatic to have secured the winning trophy for the second consecutive year. The crews trained relentlessly and were determined to ensure we held on to the trophy.

"Thank you to all our supporters, our coaches and crew members for making this possible."

In the 18-year history of the event, University of Aberdeen have savoured success on 14 occasions while RGU have won four of the encounters.

But RGU have enjoyed a considerable upturn in their fortunes in the last five years.

The Alumni race was also won by RGU, by a margin of three lengths.

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