Archive for month: August, 2007

Everyone is invited to watch the FISA Rowing World Championships finals on Saturday at the ACT Rugby Union Club at 51 Blackall Street, Barton ACT. The first final (W1x) is at 18.10 and then every 15 minutes through to 22:10. The A finals are: Women’s single, Men’s single, Women’s pair (with Sarah Cook, YAY!), Men’s pair, Women’s double, Mens double, Adaptive Women’s single and Adaptive Men’s single. Finals are also scheduled for Sunday and include Mens and Womens fours, quads and eights. However due to the late racing times, arrangements have not presently been made to show these events. If any further details are required please contact Laurence Sandral on 0435 017 445. Youth Cup Regatta This comingweekend also has the Youth Cup Regatta at Nagambie and several of our club members are competing there. The athletes left Canberra early this morning. Its unclear where the results will appear, but probably on the Rowing Victoria web site. World Masters Rowing Championships – Zagreb Several Canberra masters rowers are in the process of travelling to Croatia for the World Masters Rowing Championships next week. Results will be available at

The progressive Winter Time Trial point scores are now available for Saturday and Sunday. Entries for the last time trials on 15-16 September are due to ACTRA a week beforehand – see your club for details.

The ACT Rowing Association, along with its partners ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) and Rowing Australia offer a newly created position, Elite Development Program Co-ordinator. The position will be located in Canberra based at the ACT Academy of Sport (Bruce) with a package of salary and other benefits offered that is commensurate with the successful candidates experience and qualifications. A job description is here and job advertisement is here. Applications Close 5pm Friday 17th September 2007. World Rowing Championships – They have started Rowing Australia has good information about the progress of Australian crews at the World Rowing Championships. The athletes are going well! Follow the progress of our ACT athletes Sarah Cook in the W2- and W8+, and Sonia Mills in the W4x, and even our ex-ACT athlete Fergus Pragnal in the tough M2+.

Saturday’s time trial results can be found here. The overall point score is still being compiled. Rowing Australia Position Vacant – Elite Program Manager RA is advertising for an Elite Program Manager. Details can be found on the RA Web site. Applications close on 3 September. WAIS Position Vacant – Junior Development Coach WAIS is advertising for a Junior Rowing Development Coach. Details can be found here. Applications close on 31 August.

The results of Sunday’s time trial can be found here. Saturday’s results, and the overall point score are still being compiled. ACT Youth Cup Squad – Selections announced On Friday, 10 August ACTRA announced the selections for the ACT Youth Cup Squad to compete at Nagambie on 31 August to 2 September in this annual event. The team members are listed here. Congratulations to them all. ACT Rowers at World Junior Championships – catch up Our ACT representatives at the World Junior Rowing Championships have been back home for a week now and we are only now getting this record-of-ACT-rowing up-to-date. In case you missed the media reports and results on both the Rowing Australia and FISA web sites: the WJ2- of Christabelle Northam and Veronica Tamsitt came 2nd in the B Final; and the MJ4x- with Nick Barnier and Zac Cleaver also came 2nd in their B Final. A post Day 1 media release is linked below. Some extras for you are: Post Day 2 media release; Post Day 3 media release; and some photos! ACTRA Monthly Newsletter – August The monthly newsletter can be found here [460Kb PDF]. Back numbers can be found here. The August newsletter includes the final ACT Regatta program for the coming season. World Rowing Championships – Next week Make sure you keep up to date with the World Rowing Championships being held next week in Munich. Stories and results can be found at the FISA. Of course, you need to watch out for locals Sarah Cook in the W2- & W8+, and Sonia Mills in the W4x. Ex-local Fergus Pragnal is in the M2+.

The start lists for this weekend’s Winter Time Trials are available here (Saturday) and here (Sunday). No doubt the time trials will bring wonderful weather.

The first heats have been rowed and our ACT rowers have done well. Read the ACTRA media release here, which also has a quick note from Gordon Marcks, the coach of the WJ2- that came third in their heat. Also visit the Rowing Australia web site, and the FISA web site for more general information. Winter Time Trial #3 – Call for Entries Entries for the third weekend of ACT Winter Time Trials close this weekend for trialing on 18-19 August. See your club for more details. Entries are open to all. Winter Time Trial Point Score – Progress tables The points so far for participants in the ACT Winter Time Trial series is available here for small boats (Saturdays) and here for larger boats (Sundays) [both small PDFs] Youth Cup Bulletin #2 Issued The second regatta bulletin for the Youth Cup in September has been issued. You can see it here [pdf 500kb] ACT Rowing Course Feasibility Study If your interested in the study into a 2km course on Yarramundi Reach, you can find a copy here [pdf 3.5Mb]

A media release on the exciting events in China next week can be found here. Rowing Queensland jobs advertised Rowing Queensland is currently looking to fill the following full time positions:

  • High Performance Manager
  • Development Manager

The position specifications can be found on and on the Rowing Queensland web site Applications for both of the positions will close at 5.00pm Wednesday 15 August 2007, with interviews expected to be conducted on Tuesday 21st August 2007 at Rowing Queensland or via teleconference if necessary. Dunlite CDM Murray River Marathon – Entries Close Friday, 7 September The Dunlite CDM Murray River Rowathon will be held on Saturday 6th October, in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It’s your chance to row 92km in a day (or as few of the four approximately equidistant stages as you wish) along the broad, still Murray River between Boundary Bend and Robinvale (midway between Swan Hill and Mildura). Entries close on Friday 7th September and you can download all the information you need (including explanatory notes, entry forms, maps & accommodation suggestions) from the official website, If you need more information (or perhaps to find someone to row with), please contact Duncan MacKinnon at or 03 8633 6198 (BH).