OSBC Events

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Inaugural Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore and Malaysia Putrajaya Lake Boat Race – 14 October 2017

Oxbridge Singapore Boat Club (OSBC) has added another regional footprint to our annual rowing calendar !

At the invitation of our Oxbridge Malaysian comrades, OSBC rowers participated in the Inaugural Oxbridge Singapore & Malaysia Putrajaya Lake Boat Race on 14 October 2017.

The Singapore delegation was led by Oxbridge Singapore President Paul Supramaniam & Hon Secretary-OSBC Captain Ng Yeau Chong.

The OSBC rowers were :
Anibal Gonzalez (Girton College, Cambridge)
Antonio Alvarez (St Cross College, Oxford)
David Li (Queens College, Cambridge)
Elizabeth Brown (Newnham College, Cambridge)
Michelle Low (Hughes Hall, Cambridge)
Sandra Chua, (St Anne’s College, Oxford)
Vanessa Tok (St Hugh’s College, Oxford)

OSBC emerged the Overall Champion over the clash of blades at this historic gathering.

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Singapore World Water Day 2017 Boat Race at Marina Barrage


Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam and Boat Club Captain Ng Yeau Chong pose with Ministers Masagos Zulkifli and Dr Amy Khor and PUB CEO Ng Joo Hee at World Water Day.


Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli signs the Oxbridge Society’s Guestbook as Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam looks on.


Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam attends World Water Day with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, and Ministers Masagos Zulkifli and Dr Amy Khor.


Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam and Boat Club Captain Ng Yeau Chong pose with Ministers Masagos Zulkifli and Dr Amy Khor, and PUB CEO Ng Joo Hee at World Water Day.


Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam poses with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Ministers Masagos Zulkifli and Dr Amy Khor, and PUB CEO Ng Joo Hee at World Water Day.


Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam receives an award of appreciation to the Society from Minister Dr Amy Khor for our active contribution to World Water Day.


Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam and Boat Club Captain Ng Yeau Chong pose with an award of appreciation to the Society at World Water Day.


Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean poses with Oxbridge Society President Dato Paul Supramaniam and Boat Club Captain Ng Yeau Chong at World Water Day.

Oxford started in front of Cambridge in the first race and were bumped at the 400m mark. In the second race in which Cambridge started in front, Cambridge rowed over.

Winning Cambridge Crew
Kenny Low  (cox)
Andrew Lea-Cox (stroke)
Alex  Petrovic (7)
Anibal Gonzalez (6)
David Li (5)
Elizabeth Brown (4)
Becky Walker (3)
Eleanor Great (2)
Ong Siok Ming (bow)

Oxford
Dong Yuepeng (cox)
Aaron Green (stroke)
Mayank Soni (7)
Ian Chai (6)
Sandra Chua (5)
Antonio Alvarez (4)
Grace Sai (3)
Vanessa Tok (2)
Malika Saksena (bow)

James Ng (Cam) was in the safety boat.

Watch out the highlights of the race here:

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Row for Hope 2017

OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ALUMNI BOAT RACE, ROW FOR HOPE
Sunday, 26 March 2017
2.30pm-6pm, Passion Wave @ Marina Bay (Marina Barrage Channel)

To make a donation, click here.

The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Singapore will take place during the Oxford Alumni Weekend Asia (24-26 March 2017) this year. The event is organised by The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore in partnership with National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) as a charity fund-raising event with the objective to raise awareness and funds to benefit cancer care and survivorship of those affected by cancer.

Oxford University’s Chancellor Lord Chris Patten and Vice Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson will be special guests at the Boat Race, which will feature an array of refreshments along with live music and an awards ceremony.

Cancer is still the No. 1 killer in Singapore, accounting for 30% of all deaths in 2014. This is 5 times more than deaths caused by accidents, violence and poisoning put together. Last year, NCCS attended to more than 145,000 patient-visits and treated close to 70% of cancer cases in the public sector. The cost of cancer treatment has also increased significantly.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore is partnering NCCS to raise funds through this event in aid of patient care programmes to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in the hope that less will suffer from this terrible disease. From this event, we hope to raise $100,000.

Make a donation to the cause now by clicking here.

There is no need to book to attend this event, which is open to the general public.

Call for rowers : those who are keen to participate in the Boat Race may contact the Society’s Boat Club Captain Ng Yeau Chong (+65 9188 8817 yeauchong@yahoo.com) or Vice-Captain Mark Nelligan (+65 9633 1353 mnelligan63@gmail.com)

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Check out the highlights from last year’s race!

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Launch of the Oxbridge Singapore Boat Club (19 November 2016)

Oxbridge Singapore member rowers enthusiastically participated in the BNY Mellon Singapore Boat Races on 11 April 2015 and the NCCS “Row for Hope” Boat Races on 27 August 2016, in which crews representing alumni from Oxford and Cambridge respectively contested each other down the Marina Channel (old Kallang River) in coxed 8s.

Given the success of these races, a flippant comment by our Hon Sec suggesting the creation of Oxbridge Singapore’s own Boat Club was latched upon by our energetic President. With that, the Oxbridge Singapore Boat Club (“OSBC”) was born on Sat 19 November 2016 with an appropriate “royal blessing”.

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Click here to watch the OUBC launch video.

Ng Yeau Chong, Hon Sec, and Mark Nelligan, committee member, were duly appointed Boat Club Captain and Vice-Captain respectively and charged with proposing a governance and membership structure. It was also agreed that until a suitable Boat House is found, the residence of the Vice-Captain be recognised as OSBC’s official clubhouse.

OSBC’s first ever outing was on Sat 4 March 2017 when the inaugural Oxbridge Singapore Bumps races took place as part of Singapore World Water Day festivities organised by the PUB along the Marina Channel. With mixed crews, Oxford headed the first race but were bumped by Cambridge after 400 metres. With Cambridge heading the second race and rowing over, they were declared winners. Being a typically hot Singapore morning, the rowers’ liquid loss was replenished with appropriate measures of what has become OCBS’s official isotonic drink, Bolly.

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