Archive for month: September, 2008

The Col Panton will be starting at 07:00 on Saturday, 25 October. The early start is a return to past practice and is to avoid interference from and to other lake users. If you are not competing in the marathon, please keep out of the way between 07:00 and 08:00. Lake Burley Griffin water level to drop this week The NCA has authorised the lowering of the water level of the lake by approx 200mm on Thursday 2 October 2008 to perform restoration works on a jetty. Work has been scheduled to occur prior to the next forecast storm event this coming weekend to ensure minimal disruption to lake users. Please be careful around the shallow edges of the lake, and particularly where rocks have come near the surface in the past: near the Katie Bender memorial; east side of Black Mountain Peninsula; white posts near the AIS; either side of the rowing course in Yarramundi Reach between 250m and 1000m marks. This is not an exhaustive list. For more information regarding this work or the lowering of the lake, please contact Peter Clarke, Senior Project officer on 02 6271 289 Traffic Flow in Kingston Area The works at Kingston Foreshore have resulted in some close misses between Capital Lakes boats and those of other clubs. Note the following guidelines:

  1. Boats travelling towards Kingston must go through the 1st or 2nd span on the Barton side of the lake.
  2. They then row down the Barton/Kingston side of East Basin – finishing on the Kingston side of the CLRC access channel.
  3. After stopping, row towards the mouth of the Molonglo River, being careful of traffic going to and from CLRC, and only turning towards Kings Avenue Bridge once you are well past CLRC.
  4. On the way to Central Basin, pass under Kings Avenue Bridge using one of the 3 spans on the Russell side of the lake.

Star Picket thrown from Commonwealth Avenue Bridge There is a report that someone threw a star picket at the steam boat Enterprise last Saturday morning as it passed under Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. Please keep a watch and warn fellow rowers if you see anything suspicious. Also report anything suspicious to the police.

The annual Disher Cup Regatta will be run on Saturday 18 October. This colourful event is run from Central Basin to the finish at Yarralumla Bay Water Police centre. Background information is available here. Motor Boat Driver Licence Course – Call for Participants Maritime NSW is planning to conduct a course that is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday 22 October commencing at 6 PM at Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill. The course seminar will cost $10 Licence test $27 Licence fee $41 for one year, or $97 for 3 years. The licence seminar will take about 2 hours followed by the test that should take less than an hour. You can prepare by going to the Maritime NSW website. Course participants under 16 must have parental agreement to obtain a licence details of which need to be confirmed with Maritime NSW on 6297 4985 The date and time will be confirmed next week. There must be a minimum of 20 participants or the course will not be run. To be part of this, give your name to your club coordinator.

The date for the annual Col Panton race has been moved forward one day to Saturday, 25 October. This has been necessary to avoid a clash with triathlon competitions running on Sunday morning. Lake Burley Griffin level to be dropped for maintenance At the NCA Lake Users Group meeting this morning the lake custodian announced a need to do maintenance work on a wharf that could only be done with a lower water level. Some time in the next 4 weeks the NCA is going to wait for a rain forecast and then drain 20cm from the lake. The maintenance work will be accomplished quickly and if the weather forecast is correct the lower water level should only be with us for a couple of days. NCA will advise when they propose to take this action, we thus should have a few days warning of the drop. The NCA warning will be circulated on receipt. Australian Masters Games – 20-22 Feb 2009 Rowing Victoria is running the rowing regatta for the AMG at Geelong. Entries are now open at the AMG web site.

LT Rowing Club has published a flyer on an October learn to row program. These programs have been run very successfully by LTRC for a number of years.

The winner list has been changed to correct the WTT#2 winner. The fastest boats were listed instead of the winners on handicap. Presentations tomorrow morning at Yarralumla Bay. ACTAS NTC Time Trials The first of the ACT-based high performance time trials is to be held next weekend – Saturday 20 September from 07:00 to 08:00. Non-participants should keep out of the way between Yarralumla Bay and Kingston Boat Harbour during this time.

The lists of winners of the ACT Winter Time Trials can be found here. The presentations will be made at Yarralumla Bay this Saturday starting at 09:30. Youth Cup Regatta – Best Ever ACT Results Our successful Youth Cup team have just returned from the Sunshine Coast, where they produced some outstanding results, and some very exciting racing. The ACT had its highest points score and best placing since the Youth Cup Regattas started. Congratulations to all ACT athletes, coxswains & coaches on a fabulous effort, in particular those who won medals.

Riley Owen Gold Men’s Youth Single – Div 2 Sorelle Bowman Silver Women’s Youth Single – Div 2 Sorelle Bowman,Amy Fowler, Christabelle Northam,Alie McDonald Bronze Women’s Youth coxless four Dylan Conolan, Emily Balmaks 1st Mixed Youth double – Final B

1st New Zealand (106 points) 2nd Queensland (105 points) 3rd New South Wales (85 points) 4th Victoria (72 points) 5th South Australia (59 points) 6th Australian Capital Territory (54 points) 7th Tasmania (50 points) 8th Western Australia (44 points) Youth Cup Celebration Breakfast – This Saturday 08:30 to 09:30 Canberra Rowing Club is organising a breakfast to celebrate the success of the ACT Youth Cup squad this year. All are welcome. The idea is to celebrate Youth rowing in the ACT. Everyone is welcome so please RSVP and come along and show your support. Parents are especially welcome. Details are: What: Cooked breakfast. When: 8.30am 9.30am Saturday 13 September 2008. Where: Canberra Rowing Club shed Yarralumla bay Cost: $5 per head. Free to those involved in Youth Cup (including those who tried out & raced & coached). RSVP: You must RSVP by 4.00pm Friday. Please either put your name down on the notice board at CRC, or contact one of the people listed below. Please let us know if you are vegetarian.

  • Imogen Cowan: 0407812828
  • Narelle Connor: 0411252051
  • Laurence Sandral: 0435017445

The presentation of prizes for this year’s winter time trial series will be held at 09:30 at Yarralumla Bay this Saturday, 13 September. Prize winners will be named on the ACTRA web site on Thursday 11 September.

The start lists for this weekend’s time trials have been released: Saturday; Sunday. Some late changes and notes are: Kinross bow number will be at the BMRC boat shed; late entered Radford bow numbers for Saturday are 75 and 76 and on Sunday 77; late entered BMRC 4x+ will have bow number 78; and Alex Leitch 1x will take bow number 18 of his scratched Saturday 2-. Rowing Youth Cup Regatta starts The Youth Cup Regatta starts tomorrow at Lake Kawana, Queensland with a full contingent of ACT athletes. We expect results to be published by Rowing Queensland. ACTRA Web Site renovation ACTRA is looking to renovate this web site and is seeking ideas and assistance with this task, as well as the ongoing maintenance of the site. If you wish to assist, please contact ACTRA. ACTRA Rowing Courses ACTRA is in the process of planning a number of courses and is seeking expressions of interest in attending them. The courses being considered are: motor boat driver’s licence course; coxswains course; rowing coach levels 1, 2 and 3. ACTRA Operations ACTRA is reviewing its responsibilities and the allocation to the many volunteers who support the association. The affiliated clubs have received a draft list of responsibilities and a proposed list of positions needing to be filled. If you wish to have a say in this important process, please see your club committee to contribute. ACTRA Board Meeting Minutes available Meeting minutes are now being published on this web site again. A catch up of minutes over the past 12 months is now available on the committee page.