Archive for month: June, 2007

The second World Cup Regatta, on the Bosbaan at Amsterdam, was run last weekend. Crews with ACT athletes did well with Sonia Mills coming second in the W4- (another Australian crew won), and Sarah Cook coming third in the W2- (she won the first World Cup W2- a few weeks ago). You can see details on the Rowing Australia Web Site, and on the FISA web site. Winter Time Trial #1 Results The results of the first time trial can be found here (Saturday) and here (Sunday). Both days it was perfect Canberra winter weather for fast times.


The start list for this weekend’s time trial is here. Should be great for everyone.


ACTAS will be holding a Time Trial tomorrow morning (Wednesday 20th) and Friday morning (22nd) beginning at 7am. Boats will be traveling from Black Mountain Peninsula to Kingston Boat Harbour. Please be cautious when rowing in the area as crews trialing will be traveling on the wrong side between Black Mountain Peninsula and Commonwealth Ave Bridge between 7am and 7.10am. Regatta Workshop 03 July ACTRA will be holding a regatta workshop for representatives from each of the affiliated clubs. If you have ideas or comments to make about our regattas, such as timing, duration, events, order etc, you should pass those on to your club’s representative as soon as possible so they can be presented as something workable.


The first 2007 ACT Winter Time Trials are this coming weekend. Start time is 09:30am each day, with singles and pairs on Saturday, and all other boats on Sunday. General information can be found here. ACTAS Rowing Scholarship Selection Criteria – Available shortly, but…. The 2008 ACTAS Scholarship Criteria is expected to be circulated shortly pending approval by theJoint Management Committee. It is intended that the ACTRA Winter Time trials will be used as part of the selection process, along with regular 6000m & 2000m in the week following each trial. Given the likelihood of the criteria being released next week, the first events will be the 2nd ACTRA Winter Time Trial on the 21/22nd July and Erg testing on the Monday and Thursday following that (the first time trial this weekend and any ergs in the following week, while encouraged, will not be included). In regards to erg testing, these will be done on Concept 2 Model D machines. Anyone who requires access to the Model D’s for training purposes, either as a group or individually, can contact Gordon Marcks to arrange access to the ACTAS machines (there are 6 at the ACTAS shed). New Rowing Related Links This web site maintains a set of rowing related links that can be accessed through the menu to your left. Two new entries are:

  • SportzCare ACT – a free of charge counselling and support service for sports people
  • Sports Mind Skills – a commercial operation that is selling an audio product by Drew Ginn called “Rowing Mind Skills.

Sarah Cook and Kim Crow won the W2- final at the first Rowing World Cup event at Linz, Austria on 3 June. A report of the win can be found in the news archive on the Rowing Australia web site, and a bit on the FISA web site. Sarah also placed 5th in the W8+ final on the same day. Youth Cup ACT Team Selection Documentation Released The selection documentation for the Youth Cup team has been released in 3 parts: Selector (3) requirements (nominations due this coming Friday, 15 June); a Coach (nomination closing date is also this coming Friday, 15 June); and for the team themselves (nomination closing date 22 June). Rowing Australia Newsletter – May Edition This edition of the newsletter was released on 3 June and can be seen here. They must have held it back so they could include a nice photo of Sarah in the W2-. Australian Masters Rowing Championships – ACT does well again The AMRC was held at Sydney Regatta Centre (Penrith) on 1-3 June. Exactly 100 ACT masters rowers entered the regatta (9% of the total rowers) from the Black Mountain and Canberra Rowing clubs. They entered 162 boats, totalling 539 seats (about 10% of the total seats at the regatta). There were many wins and great performance, as well as a lot of fun. The ACT crews in the interstate competition achieved: W4x 2nd; M8+ 3rd; W8+ 3rd; M4x 6th. A general regatta report can be found here, and results, photos and information here. Seminar – Nutrition for Top Performance – Thursday, 14 June This seminar is on this coming Thursday by Glenn Cardwell, at the National Press Club, Barton. It is being organised by Nutrition Australia and more information can be found here. Sport Leadership Grants for Women – 2007-8 The Australian Government is offering to grant funds for developing women at a club level to develop skills in a range of areas. Applications close on Friday, 29 June and more information can be found here.