Archive for month: November, 2008

A pair of spectacles were found at Yarramundi Reach spectator area last Saturday. If you wish to get them back, please contact the ACTRA office. 2009 Australian University Rowing Championships in Canberra The Australian University Sport Rowing Advisory Group has agreed to hold the next AURC event on Yarramundi Reach. The likely date is the weekend around 06 October 2009. This will be the fourth time in the 139 year history of the Australian University Rowing Championships that they have been held in Canberra. The previous occasions being 1970, 1980 and 1996. A detailed history of the Championships, including results from 1870, can be found here.

The remaining races from last Saturday’s regatta that were not run due to the weather will NOT be run this coming weekend. There have been some discussions on this, but it is not possible to organise. See your club for refunds or credits of seat fees. Radford Regatta – Call for Entries The last regatta before the new year is on 06 December and entries close this weekend with your club. The same list of events is offered as was for the Daramalan Regatta.

The threatened lowering of the lake level will occur tomorrow to allow maintenance at Commonwealth Place. The drop is expected to be 7 to 10cm and the storms forecast for the next few days should return the lake level to normal.

A large lake swimming event is being held this coming Sunday in Yarralumla area. The event starts and finishes at the beach to the east of Yarralumla Bay and takes up the area across to the white posts at Weston Park, half way across to Black Mountain Peninsula and to Blue Gum Point. Rowing to and from Yarralumla Bay will be very difficult.

A revised list of events has been issued for the next ACTRA regatta, hosted by Daramalan College. The new list has additional entries to better allow the regatta software to cope with the combinations of entries. This should avoid most of the problems that occurred with entries to the first regatta. ACTAS NTC Time Trial – Saturday 06:45 to 08:00 Note that a time trial will be run between 06:45 and 08:00 on Saturday morning. Please keep the route between the AIS and Kingston Boat Harbour free of boats and wash during this period. Lake Burley Griffin Traffic Rules There have been some complaints lodged about rowers ignoring LBG traffic rules (poster) on Yarramundi Reach in particular. Although the rules have no legal status, they prevent serious injury and damage caused by collisions. Please pay attention to your position on the lake, and ensure others are told of the rules before any serious incident occurs.

Entries for the next ACTRA regatta (#2) are due next weekend. See your club for details. ACTAS NTC Time Trial – Saturday 15 November Entries for the third and last ACTAS NTC time trial are due by 17:00 to ACTAS Head Coach Gordon Marcks. The event is on Saturday and other lake users are asked to show consideration for trialists who will be rowing between the AIS Boat Shed at Yarralumla, and Kingston. Boats will not be following normal traffic rules. ACT Regatta Premiership Point Score The points after the first regatta are:

Men Women Total CRC 30 34 68 Black Mtn 32 16 48 Dara 29 4 33 Radford 14 18 32 ANU 16 8 24 LTRC 4 17 21 CLRC 4 2 6

08 Nov 2008 Black Mountain Rowing Club Regatta – Results The results for today’s regatta can be found here. It was run in blustery conditions – 22 to 40 km/h WNW. National Rowing Centre of Excellence – Positions Vacant Rowing Australia is advertising for applications for an Elite Development Manager and a High Performance Assistant. Applications for both positions close on 14 November and Naomi Wagstaff is the contact.

The draw and programme for this Saturday’s BMRC Regatta (the first ACT regatta of the season) are available here and here. ACTRA Selection Policy – revision and details A revised ACTRA Selection Policy for rowing representatives has been published here. In addition, note:

  • Youth Olympic festival nominees should now be entering in the 1X and 2- at two of the first 3 ACT regattas. Please note that alternative boats are available but the selectors need to know what they have entered in. Nominees attending the NSW regatta this week should also let the selectors know of their events.
  • The Kings cup and interstate regatta nominations close next Friday, but nominees are also required to race at the local regattas in the appropriate events.
  • Coaches interested in making themselves available should follow the same procedure and complete the forms as appropriate.

Coxswain Course – Cancelled The Coxswain Course scheduled to start yesterday was cancelled due to too few people confirming attendence.