This year marks the 15th South African Schools boat race organised by St Andrew’s College and sponsored by Standard Bank. It is held on the Kowie River in Port Alfred over the weekend of the 5-6 December. This year 15 Junior Men’s and 10 Junior Women’s teams will be competing from schools all over the country and is known for showcasing the best school rowing in the country.
This boat race is regarded as one of the toughest most gruelling challenges facing school crews who make use of their strength and wits to win the coveted boat race trophy.
Thousands of visitors flock to the sleepy town of Port Alfred to attend this event.