Entries for the first Winter Time Trials are due from clubs this coming weekend. All entries must be made through a club. No late entries accepted. See your club for details on how to enter. Singles and pairs only accepted for Saturday. No singles or pairs accepted for Sunday. Clubs are to use the entry form found here when submitting their consolidated entries to ACTRA. Universities Trans-Tasman Rowing 2006 The Trans Tasman Series was held in Sydney between 3 and 8 July. The competition involved university crews from Australia and New Zealand racing each other over a 3.4km course on the Parramatta River, a 5km course on the Nepean River, and a 2km course at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Each country boated a men's and women's eight, a men's lightweight four, and a women's lightweight quad. ACT rowers Daniel Coombes (ANU), Christopher Ritchie (ANU), Tom Watkins (CRC) and Mack Wilcox (ANU) were selected as the Australian University Lightweight Coxless Four. The rest of the Australian team was made up of Sydney University Boat Club rowers. The Aussie LM4- won all of their races by large margins against their Kiwi counterparts, and thus retained the Sam Le Compte Trophy named after the well-known Tasmanian coach who trained many Olympic and World Championship crews. Unfortunately, New Zealand emerged as the overall winners of the competition, having defeated the Australians in every race in all the other boat categories. Nevertheless, the Aussie lighty four were able to hold their heads high at the post-competition celebration -- a boat cruise of Sydney harbour at night. The Australian University Lightweight Four would like to particularly thank the following people: James Tyree for his dedicated and long hours of coaching; John Bowes of Sydney Rowing Club for lending out a boat and oars; the event organisers -- Alan Bennett and Phil Bourguignon of Sydney University Boat Club; Joe and Jack from Powerhouse Hotel, Glebe; Doug from Castle Hill Inn. Thanks also to Edmund from Riverview Bakers Delight, and Natalie and Ali of Thai-Tanic Restaurant in Glebe for their sponsorship. For more info please visit the ANU Boat Club web site.
Jul 10, 12:00 AM