Tradition, Skill, Power and Rowing on Show in the Gold Cup

Gold Cup rowing

The Gold Cup Regatta is on this Saturday 4 March 2017 at St Ignatius College Riverview. More than 1000 competitors from 25 rowing clubs and boys and girls schools will compete in 51 events at this year’s Gold Cup Regatta, and you are invited to watch.

This is the 133rd year of this famous regatta on the Lane Cove River where rowers navigate the notorious “dogleg” course to compete for a highly coveted “silver oar” and the Gold Cups.

Gold Cup

All are welcome to attend this great community event.

Access to the foreshore is via St Ignatius’ College Riverview where there is a wonderful atmosphere, excellent viewing of the course and the finish line. Please see the attached map of St Ignatius College. If you’re unfamiliar with the College, there will be no public access to the Rowing Shed. All spectators are to head down (on foot) to The Wharf which is indicated on the map. By the way, if you have never been to the College, we also recommend having a look at the Rose Garden.

Due to the inclement weather experienced this week, there will be some changes to parking arrangements for this year’s Riverview Gold Cup.

Spectator parking is available on hard surfaces as well as legal street parking outside of St Ignatius College, therefore no parking on the grassed areas within the school grounds. A bus will be running around the loop road and junior school to assist with shuttling spectators to the viewing area. The 2nd field and grass bank are closed to spectator vehicles

We recommend you allow for additional time to find suitable and legal parking and for the shuttle bus journey.

Boat Trailers & VIP

There will be no change to Boat Trailer Parking and VIP access. The 2nd Field will be open for these vehicles.

Riverview School Map

So come along and make a day of it. There will be food and drinks (a BBQ and homemade snacks you will love). Go and see the Old Igantians BBQ tent down on the ferry wharf to refuel and support a good cause. The proceeds from events like this go towards funding the College’s Bursary Program, which provides needs-based bursaries to families and boys who would otherwise not be able to afford a Riverview education.

Interclub rivalry has been alive and well for a long time.  Check out this photo taken in 1931

riverview gold cup 1931

Sydney wins the 1967 Gold Cup by 1 foot from Riverview - By: Life Member-Doug T NSW" #RiverviewGoldCup


For more information: Go to their Facebook Page

While we are on the subject of rowing, ITC has received quite a few enquiries as to why the Linley Point Reserve has been fenced off. It appears that the Sydney University Boat Shed is being constructed. You can read more about it here. The original boat shed was destroyed by fire.

Do you have a question about Lane Cove you are dying to have answered? Please send us an email at [email protected]


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