Rowing

RUBC Photos

Update : December 11, 2021

1960 ARAE Champions

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Photo shows

  • U Tin Htoon (Stroke)
    Past Captain
    Compiler for 40th Anniversary Magazine
    Chair for 90th Anniversary Magazine
  • Sunny Teng (3)
    Left before graduation to US and/or Canada
  • U Sein Htoon (Cox)
    Past Captain
    Retired as President of Burma Rowing Federation
  • Victor Htun Shein (2)
    Joined BAF
    Perished in an air crash
  • Dr. Harry Saing (Bow)
    Past Captain
    Retired as Professor / Pediatric Surgeon in Hong Kong
    Passed away (and his ashes are scattered near the HK Yachting and Sailing Club.

The RUBC Team won the Willingdon Trophy for Coxed Fours at the 1960 ARAE (Amateur Rowing Association of the East) Regatta held at Colombo.

1958 ARAE Champions

U Tin Htoon (S) and Dr. Harry Saing (B) won the Venables Bowl for Coxless Pairs at the 1958 ARAE Regatta held at Calcutta.

Father and Son

U Sein Htoon and U Zeyar Linn form the Second Father/Son Pair who are Past Captain and Gold of RUBC.

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U Maung Maung Than Tun and U Aung Khine form the first Father/Son Pair who are Past Captain and Gold of RUBC.

U Maung Maung Than Tun is the Oldest among the Past Captains who are alive. He is a few months older than U Tin U who is the Most Senior among the Past Captains who are alive.

Five Past Captains

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Photo shows

  • U Sein Htoon (Cox)
  • U Tin U (Stroke)
  • Dr. Myo Tint (3)
    Passed away in 2021
  • U Tin Htoon (2)
  • U Thaung Lwin (B)

U Tin U is the most Senior among the Past Captains who are alive.

U Tin U, Dr. Myo Tint, U Tin Htoon and U Thaung Lwin are four of the six brothers who are Past Captain and Gold of RUBC. The two remaining brothers U Ba Than and U Myo Min are Full Green.

U Sein Htoon (M63) is Past Captain and Gold of RUBC. He is a cousin of the above.

1954

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  • Tha Din (Bow)
  • Tin Htoon (2)
  • Tun Aung (George, 3)
  • Ronnie Hare (Stroke)
  • Aung Nyunt (Arthur, Cox)

1963 – 64

The Group Photo of RUBC Captains was taken in 1963 – 64.

A few Past Captains are missing in the picture. They include

  • U Ba Tun
  • Commodore Than Pe
  • Dr. Harry Saing
  • Dr. Tin Wa

The most senior living Captain is U Tin U (1948 – 49), and the oldest Captain is U Mg Mg Than Tun (1953 – 54), who is older than U Tin U by a few months. They are both 90+ years young.

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2013

  • U Tin Htoon, Chair
  • U Myo Myint (EC67), Vice-Chair
  • U Htaik San (M81), Secretary
  • U Hla Min (EC69), Contributing Editor : I wrote the prelude for each section, and three articles.
  • Dr. Tin Wa
  • Daw Joe Phyu (EE75)
  • U Khin Zaw
  • U Zaw Min Sein,
  • Daw San San Myint,
  • U Hla Maw Tun
  • Dr. Nay Lin Aung and
  • U Yemunn Soe
    published the RUBC 90th Anniversary Issue in 2013. I was contributing editor.
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2018

The 95th Anniversary Regatta was held in 2018. Due to schedule conflicts, several Old Members from overseas could not attend the gathering.

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Mini-gathering

  • Dr. Than Nyun (George Nyun, Past Captain and Gold)
  • U Tun Shein (Willie Saing, Gold)
  • U Tin Htoon (Past Captain and Gold)

attended the wedding reception of U Hla Maw Tun’s daughter (Grand daughter of Bohmu Maung Maung Than Tun).

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