Archive for month: May, 2010

Scroll down for Club Learn to Row Programs and contact details.

This page has been established as a guide for those who have either never rowed or who have recently relocated to Canberra and wish to join a rowing program within the ACT. Learn to row programs are designed to teach those who have never rowed the basic skills involved with rowing. After completion participants may choose to take up sport further by becoming a member of an affiliated club and registering as a competitor Rowing ACT.

Participants are encouraged to contact clubs directly for information on learn to row programs and membership.

??This list is open to any rowing program offered in the ACT on application. Rowing ACT reserves the right to accept or reject entries without giving reasons. Rowing ACT does not charge a fee to list these services here and does not accept a fee for contacts made. Rowing ACT makes no guarantees as to the suitability of programs listed here and it has no liability for services that may or may not be provided. Furthermore Rowing ACT as a representative of each club and school within the ACT will not make any recommendations favouring any club or school??

Host Club: Australian National University Boat Club
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuous
Contact: Justine

Date of LTR Program: Starts September 2012
Venue: ANU Boat Shed within the Campus
Time of Session: 1.5 hours
Number of Sessions per Program: 8
Cost of Program: $160 (ANU Students & ANU SRA Members), $200 all others
For more information view the flyer

Host Club: Black Mountain Rowing Club
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Not running LTR courses 2013-2014
Contact: Interested existing rowers are encouraged to contact the club to discuss joining.

Host Club: Canberra Rowing Club
Number of LTR Programs Annually: TBC

Date of LTR Program: TBC
Venue: Canberra Rowing Club, Yarralumla Bay
Time of Session: TBC
Number of Sessions per Program: TBC
Cost of Program: TBC ($180 in 2011)
For more information view the Learn to Row page and register your interest to

Host Club: Capital Lakes Rowing Club
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuous
Contact: Loyd

Date of LTR Program: Upon request
Venue: CLRC, Kingston Boat Harbour
Time of Session: Sundays, 2 hours
Number of Sessions per Program: 6
Cost of Program: $150
For more information view the CLRC Website

Host Club: Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuous

Date of LTR Program: Upon request
Venue: LTRC, Cowlishaw Street, Greenway, ACT
Time of Session: Contact for conformation
Number of Sessions per Program: Contact for conformation
Cost of Program: Contact for conformation

The following schools currently have rowing programs available to their students. For information contact each school directly.

Canberra Grammar School
Canberra Girls Grammar School
Daramalan College
Marist College
Radford College


|_. Committee Membership 2011 – 2012|_. |
|President|David Bagnall|
|Vice President|Nick Hunter|
|Treasurer|Vince McMahon|
|Secretary|Patrick Davoren|
|Committee|Allan Butorac|
| |Brian Burbidge|
| |Dafydd Gwynn-Jones|
| |Vicky Newman|

|_. Associated Roles|_. |
|Administrative Officer|Provide administrative support to ACTRA operations |James Hammond|
|Athletes’ Commission Convener|Chair Athletes’ Commission of rowers and represent commission at ACTRA meetings|Sarah Cook|


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The ACT Olympic Council is holding a luncheon as part of its fundraising campaign for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team for London. The Olympic Day Luncheon is not only to raise funds for the ACT’s Olympic aspirants, but also to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s past Olympians. See “here”: for more information.

Role Description Contact
Administrative Officer Provide administrative support to RACT operations James Hammond
Anti-Doping Officer Provide athlete education and advice regarding compliance with ASADA regulations and RA Anti-doping policy adherence Debbie Styman
Athletes’ Commission Convener Chair Athletes’ Commission of rowers and represent commission at RACT meetings Sarah Cook
Boat Race Official Coordinator Organize roster of BRO’s and provide ongoing training and support Geoff Northam
  Coordinate accreditation and ongoing education of BRO’s Nick Hunter
Coach & Cox Development Convene and present accredited coach & cox courses in line with RA and ASC accreditation guidelines and deliver ongoing coach education opportunities Philip Winkworth
Facilities Officer Facilities development in co-ordination with ACT Parks & Gardens manage the process of continuous improvement of facilities Ric Worboys
  Working with Course maintainers to monitor and repair the Yarramundi Reach facility John Simson & Alex Leitch
High Performance Assist EDP Manager appointment of State crew selectors developing and managing selection processes Nick Hunter
Member Protection Information Officer Point of contact for member concerns regarding discrimination harassment inequity abuse and sport ethics issues Debbie Styman
Newsletter Editor Produce an on-line magazine throughout rowing season Vicky Newman
Publicity Liaise with local media regarding RACT issues and activities David Bagnall
Regatta Sub-committee Chairman Chair meetings of club delegates to plan regatta program and club liaison David Bagnall
Regatta Secretary and Recorder Maintaining and updating the point score Taking accurate minutes at Regatta Sub-committee meetings Sue Davies
Safety Officer Adjudicate and record safety complaints and incidents assist visiting crews/groups to comply with local lake traffic conventions and regulations coordination and policing of visitor activity with volunteer assistance Vicky Newman
School Regatta Convener Schools liaison contact for school rowing club interests and convener schools regattas including ISRA Regatta Dafydd Gwynn-Jones
  Youth Development Assisting transition from school to club and university rowing driving events such as the Year 12 barbecue Craig Muller
Web Developer Develop and help manage the RACT website Cameron Chamberlain
Webmaster Manage RACT website Vincent McMahon

Office Bearers List

h1. Australian Capital Territory Rowing Association Incorporated

h2. Patron: Senator The Honourable Margret Reid

|Location|The current location is Sports House, Hackett. However, consideration is still being given to a longer-term office. Please do not send any mail to this address.|
|Postal Address| PO Box 8366 ANU ACT 6200|
|Administrative Officer| James Hammond|
|Contact:| 0406 376 666 “Email”|

The ACT Rowing Association is the peak rowing body for the Australian Capital Territory and South East New South Wales.

The Association’s primary functions are to foster the sport in the region, and to control regattas within the region. All rowing clubs in the region that wish to take part in races within Australia must be affiliated with the Association.

A “committee”:/about/6/board-of-directors runs the Association and is elected annually. The Committee meets monthly.

ACTRA(Australian Capital Territory Rowing Association) is an incorporated association under its own “constitution”: and “by-laws”:

Rowing ACT has finalised selections and would like to announce appointments of the following positions:

Head Coach Women: Dafydd Gwynn-Jones
Head Coach Men: Chris Polyichanin
Team Managers: Kate Beasley, Katie Duncan

Congratulations to you all on your appointments.

The Rowing ACT Committee has finalised and released the new Strategic Plan. “Read the Strategic Plan”:resources/RACT%20Strategic%20Plan%202010-2014.pdf