Challenge accepted

The University of Melbourne has accepted the University of Sydney’s Challenge to race this Sunday, 23 October in the 7th edition of the Australian Boat Race on Darling Harbour.

At Friday’s traditional public challenge and weigh-in ceremony, the Sydney women’s crew’s combined weight was announced as 606kg and Melbourne women’s was 579kg. The Sydney men’s crew’s combined weight was 760kg, and Melbourne men’s was 761kg.

The Sydney women’s crew won the coin toss, and chose the northern station. Melbourne men’s crew won their toss, and chose the same.