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The 2022 Aberdeen Boat Race: In Pictures

Aberdeen University were the victors of this years boat race.

The 2022 Aberdeen Boat Race – between crews from Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University – took place on Saturday afternoon.

The student rowers battled it out on a 3.5km stretch of the River Dee, starting at 3.30pm.

Jamie Bailey served as cox for 18-time winners and reigning champions Aberdeen University, while Jill Adam led the challengers RGU, who had only managed to come out on top eight times over the 26 Boat Races up to and including 2021.

This year was made all the more special for both crews as crowds were able to gather on the banks of the Dee again following Covid, which restricted last year’s event.

There were also a full complement of support races once more.

And, in the 27th edition of the main race, which was first contested in 1996, Aberdeen emerged triumphant.

Our Photographer Kath Flannery brings you the best pictures from the day.

RGU carrying out their boat.
Aberdeen preparing to get in the water.
Time to get rid of the wellies.
RGU rowing to the start line.
The teams battle it out.
RGU working hard.
People gathered on the banks to watch the race.
Birds eye view as Aberdeen pass under a bridge.
There was a brilliant atmosphere as the crowd cheered on the teams.


Watching from the clubhouse.



Crowds gather to watch from the bridge.
Aberdeen pick up the pace
Aberdeen take the win!
RGU coming in second.
A triumphant Aberdeen team.
Cheers from the crowd for the teams
RGU returning to land.
Aberdeen carrying the boat back.
Got to drain out your wellies.
Time to relax and celebrate!
Celebrations all round!
Aberdeen collect their trophy.
And that marks the end of the 2022 Alumni Boat Race, a brilliant day.

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