Archive for month: October, 2011

The annual Disher Cup regatta is on tomorrow morning from 8.00am to 9.30am?

Racing will be occurring between Spinnaker Island and the Boathouse Restaurant in East Basin, and will be going against the usual traffic patterns. If possible, to please avoid training in the area during this time.

If any one does row through the area during the regatta they are asked to obey any directions from the safety officials.

View the Disher Cup Programme here .

Entries for Rowing ACT Regatta #1 to be hosted by the Capital Lakes Rowing Club on 5 November 2011, close 5pm Wednesday the 26th of October. Clubs that have not submited their entries by the deadline will not be able to participate.

The 2011 Colin Panton Memorial Marathon will be held on 30th October beginning at 9:30am.

Entries will be accepted for all boat classes.

Entries are to be submitted by clubs to no later than 8pm on the 23rd October. Entries will be charged at a rate of $6.60 per seat GST inclusive.

Download the entry form “here”:file_download/160.

Please take the time to read Instructions for Competitors found here .

Following the completion of the event Canberra Rowing Club will host a presentation BBQ which will include the Col Panton and Winter Time Trial presentations. The final start time for the presentations will be published with the Col Panton Start List.

on Monday in Hwa Chong, Korea Rowing ACT umpire Geoff Northam qualified for an international rowing umpires licence.

Along with Rowing Victoria umpire Bill Webster, who also achieved his licence, Geoff has been a part of the Australian Sports Commission’s National Officiating Scholarship Program since January 2011. The aim of the program is to develop the next generation of Australian rowing umpires to work on the world stage. It has enabled Geoff and Bill to travel overseas to attend the international federation’s (FISA) international umpiring education course, gain experience working with regatta juries at major events, and finally sit their international exams over the past two days in Korea.

The NOSP program has also equipped them to be presenters, assessors and mentors for developing new local, national and international umpires over the coming years. To be selected for the NOSP scholarship was itself a significant achievement, as only four Rowing Australia umpires have ever had this honour.

Congratulations to Geoff on his achievement.

Jonathon Boyd (from Brown Consulting) who the NCA have contracted to manage the course replacement indicates that:

Ian Dickinson has completed all that can be done whilst he is in Tasmania, aside from some minor maintenance on equipment and additional anchors to be made.
He has booked a crossing on the boat to Melbourne, which was the first available suitable to transport the goods, on the 30/10/11 and will also pick up the buoys on his way up to Canberra.
He will arrive on the 2/11/11 to commence the works. Works will progress quickly and pending no problems onsite, works will be complete by the 10/11/11.
Ian has informed me that the majority of these works will be conducted on the shore, and when work on the lake is required it can be easily planned in order to ensure zero disruption to the lake users, or impact on any planned events.

Rowing ACT is seeking official expressions of interest form individuals to fill assistant selector roles. Assistant selectors will work closely with the Chair of Selectors to appoint a team which will most effectively represent the Australian Capital Territory at the 2012 Interstate Regatta in Perth.

Please email Rowing ACT with any inquires or expressions of interest.

Rowing ACT is seeking Nominations from Rowers, Coxswains and Coaches for the 2012 ACT Kings Cup Team to compete at the Interstate regatta on the 11th March following the National Rowing Championships in Perth.

Nominations are due on the 30th of November 2011. It must be noted selection activities commence before the nomination closing date.

Any individual considering nomination must familiarise themselves with the Rowing ACT Selection Policy along with the 2012 Kings Cup Team Event Requirements.

View or download the Rowing ACT Selection Policy here .

View the 2012 Kings Cup Team Event Requirements here .

Download the athlete and coxswain nomination form “here”:file_download/158.

Download the coach nomination form “here”:file_download/157.

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The Black Mountain Rowing Club Annual Dinner is on Saturday 22 October from 6.30 pm at the Canberra Bowling Club, Hobart Ave, Forrest.

Tickets will be $30/$25 for students, payable on the night. Please RSVP to Yvonne Poels so we can know how many will turn up.

Our guest speaker is Nick McDonald Crowley, and we will also shine the spotlight on the Radford lads who acquitted themselves so well in Henley.

The dinner will have a Henley theme…so bring out your blazers, hats and posh frocks, and girls you can dress up too!

The menu will include hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous curry buffet, and sweet treats with tea and coffee. Wine and other drinks are not included and can be purchased from the bar.

We welcome members of the ACT rowing community joining us.

See you there!

For more information view our flyer.