Archive for month: April, 2014

RACT has been alerted to a proposal submitted for a Chinese Garden in a section of Lennox Gardens on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin near Lotus Bay. Please click on the link below for information on the proposal and who to contact with comments.

Lennox Garden Proposal

There are three rowing coaching positions available at Newington College for the forthcoming 2014-15 rowing season. Applications close at 4:00 p.m., Monday, 26 May 2014.

Here are the details.

The first of the Rowing ACT 2014 Winter Time Trials will be held on the 24th and 25th May 2014. The format of the event is singles and pairs on the Saturday, doubles, quads, fours and eights on Sunday. Please note, 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, which will revert to the same used prior to the reduced lake level and the buoy change, is approximately 4km long and runs from near the dam, around a turning boat at 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. Entries close at 10pm on the Friday preceding the time trial (May 16). Larger clubs may collate entries into the template spread sheet below.

When submitting entries clubs must nominate their required safety marshal(s).

Download the spread sheet template.

Rower weight 85kg -95kg
Honeycomb carbon /kevlar construction
Quick release wing rigger with backstays
Full carbon seat
Size 10 shoes
Wired for strokecoach
Comes with boat cover and rigger cover, and a set of Croker oars
Very well cared for Boat in good condition
Currently stored at CRC Boatshed

Price $4000.00

Scott Waller Ph 0428291174

Security around the residence of the Governor General will be increased during next weeks Royal Visit. To facilitate this increased security, a buoy line will be installed from the southern end of Yarramundi Peninsula across the southern end of the rowing lanes and an exclusion zone established from this buoy line to Scrivener Dam. Rowers are advised to turn at the 1500m marker instead of the 1800mm buoy.

The buoy line will be installed on Thursday 17 April and removed on Monday 28 April 2014. The exclusion zone will be enforced by AFP Water Police between Sunday 20 and Friday 25 April 2014.

No rowers or coaches are to enter the exclusion zone ant any time during this period.

Sykes made car roof carrier for sale.

Used only once. $280

Contact Robert on 0419385026

Rowing Australia is seeking the support of rowers across the ACT in completing a short survey.

Your input will contribute to a project supported by the Australian Sports Commission aiming to assess opportunities to increase and improve participation in the sport of rowing.

The Gemba Group has been engaged to conduct this research on behalf of Rowing Australia, and all personal responses will remain completely anonymous.

The survey is located here: http://iquestion.completemr.com/Q890587/

The dates for the 2014 Winter Time Trial Series are now available. We look forward to seeing you out in the cold.

  1. 24th & 25th May
  2. 21st & 22nd June
  3. 26th & 27th July
  4. 23rd & 24th August
  5. 20th & 21st September

Entries for each Winter Time Trial will close at 9pm on the Friday preceding the time trial.

The format of the event is singles and pairs on the Saturday, doubles, quads, fours and eights on Sunday. Please note; double entries for Saturday will not be accepted.

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.

With the opening of the dam end of the lake the course will now return to the original start near the dam. We are still confirming the turning circumstances when turning on the rowing course. Final details will be confirmed soon.

Congratulations to all ACT rowers who have been invited to trial for the 2014 Australian Open, Under 23 and Under 21 teams.

Following on from the recent Australian Rowing Championships the provisional invitation list for Senior, Under 23 and Under 21 Australian Team Selection Trials has been announced!

View the complete list here.

The Australian Team Selection Trials for the 2014 Senior, Under 23, Under 21 and Junior teams will get underway from the 23rd April 2014 and will continue through to May 1. The trials will be conducted at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.