Archive for year: 2007

The Canberra City Half Ironman Triathlon will require the closure of the section of Central Basin between Nerang Pool (Commonwealth Park) and Aspen Island (Carillon). The closure is between 06:00 and 08:00. Its also likely that a sailing event will be held down to Scrivener Dam and back in the afternoon. Club Point Score after Regatta #3 The updated club point score is availablehere. The Back Splash – December ACTRA Newsletter The latest ACT rowing newsletter can be found here [650Kb PDF].

The results of last Saturday’s regatta can be found here. NTC Time Trial – Saturday, 8 December The next ACTAS 5km time trial is to be held on Saturday 8th December. This is primarily a selection event for 2008 national nominees but is open to local rowers who wish to participate. It will be conducted as per the previous 5km time trials except that the AIS/National Squad athletes will not be there. They will be competing at the national time trial in Penrith on the same weekend. Entries must be made to Gordon Marcks at ACTAS by 5pm Wednesday 5 December. You can contact Gordon on p:02 6207 4393 (BH), m:0407 787270

A revised draw for this weekend’s regatta has been published and can be seen here. The changes relate to lanes in the MA1x and break in the programme for presentation of the BMRC Sculls Challenge. The programme for the regatta can be seen here.

The draw for this weekend’s regatta has been published and can be seen here. A press release about the BMRC Sculls Challenge can be seen here. ACT Club Premiership Point Score Progress The club point score after last weekend’s regatta (#2) can be found here. Coaches for ACT Junior Representatives chosen At the November meeting of the ACT Rowing Executive, The Board of ACT Rowing endorsed the selection of Junior Coaches for the 2008 Kings Cup. They are:

  • Tom Westgarth Womens Junior Eight
  • Jaime Fernandez Mens Junior Eight

Squad selection will be conducted in January for the Junior teams. Closing date for nominations has been extended this this Saturday, 1 December. Gordon Marcks and Nick Barnier Receive Awards Rowing Australia has announced that ACT and Australian rowing coach Gordon Marcks has been named ACTAS Sportsmans Warehouse Coach of the Year. Gordo was rewarded for his excellent domestic season within the ACTAS program and then for his role as head coach of the Australian team at the 2007 World Junior Rowing Championships in Beijing in August. He was presented the award by ACT Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Mr. Andrew Barr MLA and Senator Kate Lundy at the presentation on Monday 19 November. Nick Barnier, who was part of the Australian Junior Team, was also recognised as part of the ACTAS squad of the year. Thinking of Nominating for the Australian Rowing Team? Nominations close tomorrow, Friday 30 November. See the RA web site for more details. Rowing Australia Special Olympic Deal RA is offering a travel package for supports of rowing at the Beijing Olympics next year. You should contact Sam Irvine at RA for more information.

The results of last Saturday’s regatta can be foundhere.

Our Robin Poke is offering ‘mates rates’ for his Peter Antonie book. An ideal Christmas special [250Kb PDF].

The host for this weekend’s regatta will be Radford College, replacing at short notice Capital Lakes Rowing Club which could not host on the re-scheduled date. Canberra Rowing Club Corporate Regatta – Sunday 09:00 to Noon The Canberra RC will be holding its annual corporate regatta on this Sunday morning. It is being held on the final 500m of the Yarramundi Reach rowing course and it would be appreciated if other lake users could take care in the area.

The final draw for this weekend’s regatta can be found here. Regatta #3 (Black Mountain RC) – Correction The news entry yesterday incorrectly stated that the BMRC Sculls Challenge was for men’s and women’s single sculls. In fact the event is for open men’s single sculls and open women’s pairs. Theevent list has been corrected.

Entries for the Black Mountain Rowing Club Regatta (on 01 December) close this weekend with your club. The event list can be foundhere. Like last year, Black Mountain RC is offering cash prizes. This year it is a total of $5,000 and is for both open men’s single sculls and women’s open pairs. A flyer about the “BMRC Sculls Challenge” can be found here (note that entries cannot be input to ROMS as said on the flyer – they must be submitted through an RA affiliated club). ACT and ROMS The ACT Rowing Association will no longer be using the ROMS system this season. ROMS was used to publish event lists and support entries by clubs. Therefore, if you looked for event lists and entries made on ROMS, you will no longer find ACTRA regattas listed there. Event lists will continue to be published on this web site. Australian Rowing Championships 2008 – Bulletin #1 Published The 2008 ARCs will be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith and the first bulletin is now available from the Rowing NSW web site.

The National Capital Authority has lifted its prohibition on using LBG. This applies to all use, not just rowing. The postponement of the Capital Lakes RC Regatta still applies – to next Saturday, 24 November.