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Luxury lifestyle partner: StaaG and Edinburgh University Boat Club

Both rowing and the city of Edinburgh hold a special place in our hearts. The sport of rowing epitomises what we love best about British sport. With a legacy that can be traced back to the 18th century, and as one of the oldest Olympic sports, rowing is almost quintessentially British. Add to that the historic city of Edinburgh which takes StaaG back to its roots there is no better team to partner with than Edinburgh University Boat Club, the foremost rowing club in Scotland.

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Edinburgh University Boat Club History

Edinburgh University Boat Club has a rich history; founded in 1867, it is one of the oldest sports clubs within the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The club has been participating in one of the oldest sporting rivalries and boasts the third oldest university boat race in the world after Oxford and Cambridge and Yale-Harvard Regatta, against Glasgow University.

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Edinburgh University Boat Club Accolades

The below are just a few of the incredible accolades the #babybluearmy have achieved in 2015. We look forward to styling them in 2016!

  • HRR Prince Albert Challenge Cup course record holder (6:54)
  • National Champions in Men’s U23 Lightweight 2x
  • National Champions in Women’s U23 Lightweight 2x
  • 3rd in the Victor Ludorum at the British Rowing Championships 2015 (1: Leander, 2: Molesey, 3: Edinburgh – top University)

Read more from the club here

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The Scottish Boat Race

The Scottish Boat Race sees Edinburgh take on Glasgow annually since its origins in 1877. Only two World Wars and extreme weather has stopped this most prestigious event from taking place, predated only by the two other annual rowing events, this race is as historic as it is zealously contested. Edinburgh University Boat Club has taken the recent honours of the 2.6km course with wins in 2015 for both the Mens and Women’s 1st VIII.

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