The results of today’s sprint regatta are here. The regatta was run in temperatures ranging from 14C to 29C and from no breeze at all to a NW at 20 to 30km/h – quite variable.
Archive for month: February, 2009
- The NCA has advised that LBG (other than East Basin) is safe for rowing subject to precautions to protect from continuing high levels of algae in the water.
- Medals will be awarded to first, second and third placings in races with more than three crews entered. Races with only three crews will have Gold and Silver medals awarded, but not Bronze. Medals can be collected after each race at the BRO shelter.
- There will be no toilets at the finish line.
- Paramedics will be in attendance.
- Catering for drinks only will be managed by Daramalan.
- Crews who experience capsize need to be washed down promptly. The paramedic will have a fresh water supply to assist with rapid corrective action, alternative is a shower at BMRC or Daramalan.
The Australian Institute of Sport Physiology Department is recruiting experienced rowers to assist with research into the effects of sodium bicarbonate supplementation on rowing performance. Sodium bicarbonate has been shown to improve athletic performance in several sports. You would be eligible if your 2km ergometer Personal Best time is better than or equal to 7:50 for females and 6:50 for males. For your opportunity to be exposed world-class Sports Science facilities and to be involved in research that will help our elite athletes in major championships, please contact Amelia Carr
Toowong Rowing Club and Rowing Queensland have issued advance notice of a 7km event in Brisbane to entice us away from winter. Details can be found here.
The results of today’s regatta are availablehere. The weather was perfect, ranging from 13C to 22C, with very little breeze.
ACTRA has received official advice from the National Capital Authority that allows tomorrow’s regatta will go ahead as planned. ACTRA will put in place the risk management arrangements used last weekend in case anyone has dangerous contact with algae. Anyone intending to compete or attend the regatta should be aware of continuing NCA warnings about algae in LBG. Note that East Basin and Central Basin remain closed.
Thedrawand programme are now available for this Saturday’s regatta. The regatta taking place is subject to confirmation on the morning of Friday 20 February when the results of the latest algae test by NCA should be known. If algae levels are not in the danger zone the regatta will proceed. This uncertainty may affect Gippsland Grammar’slogistics of travel to Canberra. Competitors should note that there are two vision impaired entrants to this regatta in lanes 3 & 6 of race 41 WGD 1x and lane 6 of race 59 WGD 2x. Please show care when near them. They will be accompanied by a guide in a motor boat. ACT Rowing Representative Team Announced ACTRA announced the following selections for the Australian National Rowing Championships being held at Lake Barrington, Tasmania 02-08 March:Youth Eight Men Women Mathew Barnier (ACTAS/CGS) Emma Cook (SUBC) Nicholas Barnier (ACTAS/CRC) Imogen Cowan (CRC) Josh Bruce (CGS) Amy Fowler (ACTAS/CRC) Dane Buchhorn (CRC) Ailie McDonald (ACTAS/CLRC) Daniel Del Rio (CGS) Katelyn Mundy (CRC) Angus Moore (ACTAS/CGS) Christabelle Northam (ANU) Riley Owen (ACTAS/CLRC) Samantha Shaw (CRC) David Wright (ACTAS/CRC) Beatrice Tapp (CGGS) COX: Nick Purnell (CGS) COX: Sarah Bradbury (CGGS) COACHES: Jaime Fernandez (CGS) Jason Cain (CGS) COACHES: Dafydd Gwynn-Jones (CGGS) Tara Huntly (CGGS) Scullers Riley Owen (ACTAS/CLRC) [subject to confirmation] Sarah Cook (SUBC) [subject to confirmation]
Algae Update ACTRA release this advice to its community today. Also, from the NCA today: “The NCA advises that the blue-green algae alert remains and its is unsafe to use the lake for any activities that involve contact with the water such as swimming, bathing, canoeing, boating or rowing. “The NCA has had further discussions with ACT Health and has commissioned additional blue-green algae tests this afternoon to provide the most up-to-date information for lake users preparing for activities on the weekend These results will be made available to Lake Users by email, on the NCA website and through the media as early as possible on Friday 20 February 2009. “Should the latest results from the blue-green algae testing show that the lake remains unsafe for use, the NCA will authorise a closure of the lake under the Lakes Ordinance 1976 and will request enforcement of the closure by the Water Police.”
The ACTRA Sprint Regatta returns to the programme this year and will be run on 28 February using the standard event list, but all races over 500 meters. Entries close this coming weekend at ACTRA – but see your club for details. Algae Update The NCA had LBG water tested yesterday and the algae count had dropped. However, NCA position on use of LBG stands until the results of samples taken on Wednesday are considered.
The National Capital Authority’s closure of LBG on 12 February still stands. As an NCA official is quoted “Warning signs are posted around the lake and users and the public are advised not to come into contact with the water until further notice. All algal blooms should be treated with extreme caution”. The NCA will be testing the water again today and Wednesday, with the results announced the following day. As for the ISRA Regatta last weekend, ACTRA will be making an announcement whether this Saturday’s regatta can go ahead based on these tests and appropriate risk minimisation arrangements. During the week, rowers should take care and make their decisions on lake use based on the NCA advice, and club policies on safety.