Oar-some victory for Banchory rower


Banchory’s Sophie White was a member of the Robert Gordon University crew which won the 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Boat Race for only the third time in seventeen years.

RGU won in a time of 8 minutes 13.9 seconds, beating rival Aberdeen University team by four and a half lengths.

Sophie, 19, in her second year studying paediatric nursing, took the number two seat position in the winning boat.

Even though Sophie only began rowing in 2010, she has already become the girls’ captain at Robert Gordon University’s Boat Club.

The Alumni boat race was also won by Robert Gordon University by five lengths in a time of 9 minutes 0.3 seconds.

The Universities’ second crew boat race which was won by Aberdeen University by four and a half lengths in a time of 2 minutes 34 seconds.

Hugh Little, head of acquisitions for Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “The build-up to this year’s race has been amongst the most competitive we’ve seen in the history of the race.

“Our congratulations go to both teams for their sportsmanship and showing what great sporting talent exists in both Universities.”