The Sydney University Boat Club (SUBC) will put their NSW State Championship Honours Trophy on the line once again this weekend, as they look to become champions for the eighth consecutive year at the International Regatta Centre at Penrith.

Despite some major retirements since the London Olympic Games, 40 SUBC athletes will be attempting to rain on the parade of expected strong crews from Sydney Rowing Club and Mercantile, as well as Melbourne University crews from Melbourne.

In the big boats event, the club are the defending elite men’s eight champions, a title which SUBC has won each year since 2005.