FEARA Nov 1959

Newspaper clipping provided by U Tin Htoon


RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club) took part in the FEARA (Far Eastern Amateur Rowing Association) Regatta held at Hong Kong in November 1959.

U Tun Shein (Past Secretary)

U Tun Shein (Willie Saing) is Ko Lin Tun’s father and U Tin Win’s brother. He represented RUBC mostly as Timing Stroke. He is also a Sculler like U San Maung (Gerald). Ko Willie won the Senior Novices in 1954 and became Gold that year. His Senior Novice crew include M. Hla Min (Mossaji, Gold), Than Nyun (George, Captain and Gold), Sao Hso Holm (Saw bwa lay, son of Arzani Sao San Tun) and Tin Htut (cox, multiple Novice winner, Captain and Gold). Four Golds out of Five members.

U Win Kyi

U Win Kyi is the son of Sayama Miss Hong Kong (Amelia Kyi, SPHS), the brother of U Min Kyi, and father of Ko Naymyo Thura. He usually rowed as 3 in 4+ (Coxed Fours) and 7 in 8+ (Coxed Eights).

U Tin Htoon (Past Captain)

U Tin Htoon rowed as 2 for Ko Jimmy Saw Lwin and Ko Willie Saing in the early days. He later rowed as Timing Stroke and won ARAE trophies :

  • Venables Bowl for Coxless Pairs at Calcutta in 1958 with Ko Harry Saing
  • Willingdon Trophy for Coxed Fours at Colombo in 1960 with Ko Harry Saing, Ko Victor Htun Shein, Ko Sunny Teng and Ko Sein Htoon.
  • U Tin Htoon was Editor of the 40th Anniversary Issue and Chair of the 90th Anniversary Issue (where I wrote Prelude for each section, and three articles).

    His brothers include
  • Saya U Tin U (Past Captain)
  • Saya U Ba Than (Green)
  • Dr. Myo Tint (Past Captain)
  • Saya U Myo Min (Green)
  • U Thaung Lwin (Past Captain)

Dr. Harry Saing (Past Captain)

Ko Harry Saing (Htut Saing) rowed mostly as Bow. In the RUBC Annual Regatta of 1962, he rowed as Timing Stroke with U Win Kyi as 7 to train seven brand new Golds : Myo Tin, Micky Tan (Thein Aung), Htain Lin, Oung Kyaing, Winston Tun Thoung (Mehm Myo Thoung), Myo Myint and Tin Aung (Victor Wu).

He is the elder brother of Dr. Victor Saing (Aye Kyaw).

In the 90th Anniversary Issue, I wrote a tribute to Ko Harry as a multi-sports athlete and scholar / professional.

U San Maung (Past Secretary)

Ko Gerald (San Maung) rowed on the Stroke side before specializing in Sculls.

He served as Club Coach along with Ko Harry.

He is the elder brother of Ko Hardy (Yan Shin).

Dr. Hla Min

Ko Eddie (Hla Min) was a Golden Cox.

He later coxed Defense crews.

He served BMH (Mingaladon Base Military Hospital) as Orthopedic Surgeon.

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