10 September 2012
Please book your accommodation early!
In Canberra’s Centenary year, accommodation is expected to be highly sought after. General information on accommodation options can be found at the Canberra Tourism website under Accommodation- www.visitcanberra.com.au.
The Organising Committee has a number of preferred accommodation suppliers for the event. These have now been listed on the Rowing Australia Website here. These hotels are all close to the CBD and within 15 minutes drive from the Regatta venue at Weston Park.
For further information on the Championships keep an eye out for the 1st Bulletin to be issued later this month, September 2012.
22 March 2012
Rowing ACT is particularly proud to be bringing the Championships to the ACT during the Centenary of Canberra in 2013.Lake Burley Griffin is a superb sporting venue, and is the key element of Walter Burley Griffin’s design that has become the heart of Canberra. The lake’s first sporting event in 1964 was the Australian Rowing Championships and Olympic Trials National Regatta where selections were made for the Tokyo Olympics (For a more detailed history view Andrew Guerin’s History of the 1964 National Championships ). It is therefore fitting that a major national regatta returns to Lake Burley Griffin in our Centenary year.
The Organising Committee (OC) is up and running and promises to bring you a wonderful four day event. Canberra is home to Rowing Australia’s National Office, The Australian Institute of Sport and a number of nationally significant cultural institutions, so we plan to bring you a social program that takes advantage of these unique national treasures.
• Ann Landrigan: Chair
• David Bagnall: ACT Rowing President and representative
• Geoff Brown: Director Finance & Governance
• Geoff Northam: Director Competition & Venue Operations
• Leigh Gordon: Director Technology
• Brendon Prout: Director Marketing & Communications
• Deb Styman: Director Administration
• Kath Wellman: Director ACT Government and NCA Liaison
As accommodation will be our biggest challenge during a year of celebration in Canberra, we will provide information as soon as we can on package options. However in the meantime, you might like to visit: Australian Capital Tourism’s accommodation page
The Centenary of Canberra in 2013 will present a year of memorable celebrations to mark this special anniversary for all Australians. For more information on Centenary events and commemorations visit: Canberra’s Centenary website
A number of our OC will be in Ballarat in May, where we hope to provide interested participants with more information on the 2013 Masters Championships. In the meantime watch this ACT Rowing site for further updates.
Chair, Organising Committee