Archive for year: 2013

Late last year Rowing Australia set up the Masters Rowing Commission, chaired by John Whiting of Victoria. The ACT representative on the Commission is Susan Linacre. The purpose and make up of the Commission is set out on the. RA website here. This page also gives the minutes of the teleconferences held monthly by the Commission.

If you have a view on masters rowing issues, stay in touch through this page, and provide feedback to Susan at with any inquires or expressions of interest.

Some of the key activities of the Commission this year have involved;

1. Reviewing aspects of the AMRC, in particular the order of events, medals and handicaps.

The order of events needed to be reviewed as the number of races per session had become unbalanced with differential requirements for heats, semis and finals. A new order has been developed and is now publicly available on the 2014 AMRCRegatta Central page .

There have been two issues raised about medals. Firstly, should a medal be awarded if there is a single boat in a category? This particularly affects the older age categories, and there are strong arguments for awarding medals in such cases. This issue is also expected to be finalised shortly.

The second ‘medal issue’ is that it has been agreed that in order to encourage club rowing and to partially counter the increasing number of composite crews at the AMRC, it has been agreed that a gold medal will be awarded to the fastest ‘single club’ crew in each championship 8+ , 4+/- and 4x event, in addition to the standard medals, in the AMRC in Adelaide next year!

The handicaps to apply for masters rowing have been reviewed and new handicaps have been approved by RA to apply in 2014 AMRC. These have been provided to State Associations and are currently being included in a complete review of the Rowing Australia Rules of Racing. For those interested, the Handicaps Review Report and Recommendations can be viewed 2013 Handicaps Review Report and Recommendation.

2. Developing the Australian Masters Rowing Facebook page You can keep in touch with masters rowing community, and add your bit through the Facebook page. There is also interest in setting up a simple website for masters rowing in Australia. If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

3. Investigating additional masters rowing actives. The Commission is interested in supporting the development of other events, including those with a greater emphasis on the recreational side of rowing. If you have any good ideas you would like to help pursue, let the Commission know.

Excellent condition.
Received in December 2011 and has only been rowed intermittently. Is currently in storage.
Would be perfect for a lightweight female: 59kg (suit up to 65kg).
Mould 26: honeycomb carbon with pink and silver stripes, alloy rigger.
Bang on race weight, wired for speed coach.
View photos
$7800 Or Nearest Offer.
Feel free to email for any general inquiries:
otherwise call Natalie on 0420 860 016.

Looking for that stocking filler for a rower? Consider rowing earrings sold by Black Mountain Rowing Club.

For details view the BMRC flyer.

The 30th ACT Sportstar of the Year Awards were held on Friday 6 December 2013 at a function at the Tradies Club in Woden, and David Bagnall received an award as ACT Sports Volunteer of the Year. The awards are a Black Tie annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of ACT athletes, coaches and administrators and David was adjudged the outstanding sports volunteer across all sports in the ACT in 2013. He was presented with an attractive trophy by Sports Minister Andrew Barr in front of friends, and a packed room of sports identities including a large contingent from the ACT rowing community.
David commented that the award celebrates the success of the 2013 National Masters regatta that Rowing ACT hosted. This Masters event was one of the largest ever run in Australia, and was widely acknowledged as “best ever” by competitors and officials. David co-ordinated all of the early organisation of this event, wrote grant proposals for infrastructure, negotiated with stake holders and was a very active member of the Volunteer Organising Committee of the event.
David was also involved in many other volunteer roles within rowing, including coaching ACT Champion sculler Luke Letcher, a current member of the Australian under 21 rowing team.

View or download the Results Saturday 7 December 2013
Individual race results are not available for this regatta.

The Regatta Reverse Traffic Flow procedure dated 16/11/2011 will be in place throughout the Black Mountain Rowing Club Regatta. The presence of the Reverse Flow Gate indicates reverse flow is in place.

View the Traffic Flow Procedures here

Weston Park Regatta Setup, Boating Arrangements

Weston Park will again act as the primary regatta hub. Regatta commentary will be broadcast in Weston Park as well as Lady Denman Drive. The First Aid facilities will be located in Weston Park.

View the Weston Park Regatta Setup Map


Within Weston Park adequate spectator parking is available in the car park at the end of Pescott Lane. The access route will be sign posted from Weston Park road.

Weston Park trailer parking is available in the car park at the end of Pescott Lane (accessed via Pescott Lane). When entering Weston Park follow the regatta parking signs. Please insure you park trailers as close to the boat park as possible. Trailers may enter the boat park and tent area however clubs are asked to limit their foot print to ensure there is adequate space available for other clubs.

As a condition of our venue permits no boats are to be launched from boat trailers at the Lady Denman Drive site.

Please ensure when viewing from the finish area you do not park illegally. Ample parking is available on Black Mountain Peninsular which is less than a 6 minute walk from the finish line.


A Café is located adjacent to the car park off Pescott Lane which will open at 8am and serve everything you would expect from a typical café.

Weston Park Setup

Please insure you do not setup or drive vehicles or in the Additional Spectator Area as there are irrigation pipelines below the surface. This area is north of the dirt path leading from the end of Pescott Land to the water’s edge. Clubs setting up tents in this area are asked to ensure they do not use pegs longer than 200mm.

Program and Draw

Download the Black Mountain RC Regatta #3 FINAL draw – pdf

Download the Black Mountain RC Regatta #3 FINAL draw – xls

Download the Black Mountain RC Regatta #3 FINAL program

To SCRATCH an entry, please txt: ‘SCRATCH: Club, Race #, Lane #, Stroke’s surname, and your name’ to 0450 769 464.

For SUBSTITUTIONS please txt: ‘SUB: Club, Race #, Lane #, Name out, Name in, and your name’ to 0450 769 464.

NOTE: ONE scratching/substitution per TXT message.

Set of 8 Croker M2 Superlight sweep oars in very good condition with new sleeves.

Currently stored at Canberra Rowing Club

Contact Simon on 0402 721 077


2008 Model (but stored and not used in 2011 and 2012)

Great race boat – excellent condition

Would suit male or female 60kg-75kg

Weight 14.0kgs

Mould 26:
o Carbon Kevlar and honey comb construction
o Alloy quick release rigger
o Carbon seat
o Carbon foot stretcher and shoes as new
o Wired for speed coach
o Includes Gold speed coach and new Sykes car cradle (used once)


Boat is available for inspection in Canberra.

Contact Graeme on 0416 042 119

Congratulations to the Radford School Boy Coxed Quad of Jonathan Anderson, Mark Wilson, Patrick Hassall, Ryan Mayer and cox Angus Muller who have taken home the second Lake Tuggeranong Festival Cup. In an incredibly handicapped race the Radford crew won by 2.5 seconds ahead of the Canberra Rowing Club Men’s Coxless Quad followed by the Black Mountain Rowing Club Mixed Coxless Quad.

Thank you to all of today’s competitors for making the trip to Tuggeranong and helping make the day what it was. Congratulations and thank you to Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club President Lyndon and his merry band of regatta organisers as well as everyone else who helped out at the regatta today.

Category winners were:

  • Open Women – Capital Lakes Rowing Club
  • Schoolboys – Radford College
  • Schoolgirls – Capital Lakes Rowing Club
  • Open Men – Canberra Rowing Club
  • Mixed – Black Mountain Rowing Club
  • Annual Tug Fest Cup Champions – Radford College

View the Final Results.

The final draw for the Tuggeranong Festival Cup is available.

View the Final Draw

All crews will race 3 races in the first 3 rounds. The Category finals will be decided based upon the points earned during the 3 rounds. For events with more than 4 entries the points allocation has been included within the draw.

The top point scorers from each category will then progress to the category final. The winners of each final will then progress to the handicapped Champion of Champions race to compete for the Tuggeranong Festival Cup.

For more information please view the Competitors Instructions.

For details regarding Traffic Flow during the event view the Traffic Flow Map.