North East Regatta 2000 20th & 21st May 2000
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The Championship of the Dee is the Victor Ludorum award for the main rowing event in Aberdeen. It is calculated over both days of the North East Regatta. Each winning finalist in an event earns his (or her) club two points. Runners up (losing finalists) are awarded one point.
A clear and spectacular win for Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) with a record total of
A significant factor in the record score was the depleted entry from Aberdeen University Boat Club (AUBC) who are normally the main rivals for the Championship trophy. AUBC only boated two crews over the regatta (but were presumably happy that both managed to score points!)
A large entry from St Andrew Boat Club earned them second place with 75 points.
Inter-Club competition in Junior events saw George Heriots amass 30 points and George Watsons 40 points (both on the Saturday only). Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association (ASRA) were runners-up in most of the junior events but their strong mens novice four (who teamed up with AUBC to win the novice eights event) pulled their club points total up to 60 to earn them third place.
At the other end of the points league, the local Deeside Scullers Club (DS) earned a total of two points when their president Melissa Robson won Womens R 2 Sculls. In the true tradition of DS, Melissa only had to scull over the course in this straight final after her opponent withdrew.