Archive for month: August, 2013

Rowing ACT will be conducting a single day Learn to Row (Level 1) coaching course on Sunday the 20th October. Registrations are now open. For more detailed information including instructions on how to enrol see the Upcoming Workshops page within the Coaching link above. Alternatively click here.

Annually, the rowing community holds Australia’s longest and toughest race, the ‘Murray Rowathon’, as a fund raiser in support of the Royal Flying Doctors Service please see

This is the major annual event when rowers give back to the community.

Organisers are currently seeking both participants, and sponsors for those doing it tough on the day.

For more details view the Rowathon flyer

*Winter Time Trial* number 4 was held in great conditions. A 10 km light wind from the west and a temperature of 12 degrees gave competitors contrast to the tough conditions leading up to today’s event.

The Sunday big boats event was held in windy and slightly challenging conditions.

View the Saturday Results.
An amendment has been posted for The Saturday result

View the Sunday Results.


View or download the Saturday Start List.

View or download the Sunday Start List.


Note: The WTT Course has been slightly changed to allow a smoother turn onto the Yarramundi Reach course. Please note scullers and crews are advised that the marshal tinny at the turn onto the course will no longer provide a target for turning. The tinny will now roam with a safety priority.

View the Course Map

Please take the time to read the following information.


• Withdraws are to be emailed to the night before each time trial.

• It is the responsibility of crews to ensure they are at the start on time (any crew who misses their allocated start time may be started at the end of the field). Crews should pay particular attention to the start time rather than boat number as some numbers may be missing.

• Clubs should ensure that scullers and crews have the skill and experience to complete the course under adverse weather conditions.

• Crews and scullers should take note of normal traffic rules on the way to the start.

• Slower crews should ensure that crews overtaking have space to pass on the most direct course.

• If you capsize during racing stay with your boat until a safety marshal arrives. Remember that your boat will float even when it is full of water.


Bow numbers will be available for collection from Black Mountain Rowing Club from 8am on Saturday.


Officials are required to meet at the Black Mountain Rowing Club at 8:45am on the morning of each trial for a briefing. Wherever possible bring a tinny and a megaphone.

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
Feel free to email for any general inquiries:
otherwise call Natalie on 0420 860 016.

Canberra Grammar School have a number of boats for sale.

For a detailed description including pictures view the flyer.

For inquires please contact Mark Halpin at

Canberra Grammar School have a number of boats for sale.

For a detailed description including pictures view the flyer.

For inquires please contact Mark Halpin at

The fourth of the Rowing ACT 2013 Winter Time Trials will be held on the 24th and 25th August 2013. The format of the event is singles and pairs on the Saturday, doubles, quads, fours and eights on Sunday. Please note that doubles will now longer be allowed to compete in Saturdays Time Trial.

Winter Time Trial Seat Fees remain at $6.60 inc GST.

The course is 3km long and runs from near the Governor Generals wharf, around a turning boat near the 1800m start, down Yarramundi Reach, around Kurrajong Point and up Tarcoola Reach finishing at the first of the white timber piles, opposite the AIS in Lotus Bay.

The series winner for each category of boat is determined by a point score based on handicap times. Crews/scullers receive one point for each race they complete, plus one point for each opponent in that race that they beat on handicap time. Crews can accumulate series points provided they do not change more than 25% of their crew from one time trial to the next.

Entries should be via your club and sent by email to James Hammond. Entries close at 10pm on the Friday preceding the time trial (August 16). Larger clubs may collate entries into the template spread sheet below.

Download the “spread sheet template”:file_download/410.