Archive for month: October, 2008

The 2008-9 ACTRA Selection Policy for ACT representatives has been released. It is available here [1Mb PDF]. ACTRA Strategic Plan re-published The ACTRA Stategic Plan covering 2005-9 is available here.

Rowing Australia has called for nominations for 2008 rower of the year. The nomination form can be found on the RA web site here. ACT Coxswain Course – Wednesday, 05 November A course is being run for new coxs next Wednesday, with practice on Yarramundi Reach the following Thursday and Friday mornings. See your club for more details. Youth Olympic Selection Trials – Saturday, 01 November Time trials for ACT Youth Olympics rowing candidates will be held on Yarramundi Reach this Saturday morning between 06:00 and 08:00. Please keep the course clear, particularly of coach boats. Head of the Tweed River – 28 June 2009 Advance notification has been given of the second 21km Head of the Tweed. Details can be found on the Rowing Queensland web site here.

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 20 November. It will be held at Sports House, Hackett. Information, including nomination form, can be found here. Col Panton Rowing Marathon – Results The results are now available here.

Some minor corrections have been made to the standard event list. The changes were: to correct the Event Description of event 33; delete Event 23 (MGB 2x) as it is a duplication of event 2.

The start list for Saturday’s event has been issued here. Updated competitor instructions are also available here. Note that the start location has been altered. Also, note that there is a major dragon boat regatta starting at 08:30 in the Lotus Bay area. Black Mountain Rowing Club Regatta – First Notice The first regatta of the ACT racing season is just over 2 weeks away – 08 November. All entries are through your club and will be due no later the weekend of 01-02 November.

A new standard event list has been issued for the coming season. This revision is the result of consultation with our rowing community and the prospect of increasing regatta participation. It will be reviewed again during the season.

The rowing selection policy for the January 2009 Youth Olympics is being revised and will be available in a few days. However, the closing date for nominations is 17:00 on this coming Friday, 24 October. Nominations (Name, Date of Birth and email address) should be submitted by email to ACTRA. Col Panton Rowing Marathon – Presentations The presentations for the Col Panton this Saturday will be held at the Canberra Rowing Club starting at 08:30. There will be a light breakfast provided for a nominal charge.

This regatta is being held 18 October. The events are:

  • 08:00 M4+ 2000m
  • 08:15 Dragon Boat exhibition race
  • 08:40 W4+ 2000m
  • 09:00 M8+ 4250m

Background information on the Disher can be found here. Crew and lane draw is available here. Other lake users should keep the area between Commonwealth Park and Yarralumla Bay clear during this time. NTC Time Trial – This Friday Morning Entries for this Friday’s NTC time trial have closed. Please keep the TT course clear for the participants – AIS to Kingston from 07:00 to 07:45

Entry information for the marathon is available here. Race information is available here. Note that all entries must be made through your rowing club and closing time for entries will vary between clubs.

The next NTC Time Trial is next Friday. Entries are due at ACTAS by 17:00 on Wednesday. Please keep the course (Yarralumla Bay to Kingston) free during the time trial period. Disher Cup Regatta – 18 October 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. Col Panton Rowing Marathon – Call for Entries The Col Panton is being held on Saturday, 25 October, racing from Kingston to Yarramundi Reach. Entries are to be submitted by Clubs – see your club for the closing time.