Archive for month: October, 2014

Rowing ACT is raising funds, through a blind auction, in support of the 2014 Junior and U23 Rowing Representatives from the ACT.   The auction is for two return Singapore Airline tickets to Europe.

Bidding closes 4 PM Friday 7 November.  Further details can be found in the Blind Auction Singapore Airlines flyer.

Please consider  bidding.  You may end up with cheap flights to Europe!

The final draw for this weekend’s regatta was published yesterday. Please see the regatta calendar.

Late entries will be accepted up until 12:00pm tomorrow afternoon. Late entries will only be accepted if there is a lane available in the desired race and will incur double the race entry fee.

For regatta details follow this link

It is important that all clubs are safety aware and risk averse, and have a safety officer responsible for monitoring club equipment and protocols.
It is important that each club’s safety officer conduct a safety audit now that the season is commencing, particularly checking that all boats have bow balls and all rowing shoes have heel restraints that allow “hands-free” release of feet. All fitted shoes must be attached with less than 7cm of play between heel and the footplate and all quick release mechanisms must be in working order.

It is also timely to remind coaches about washes on the lake. For the enjoyment of other rowers and users on the lake, we ask that coaches attempt to minimise washing off other crews. Coaches should consider sharing a tinny if they have similar standard crews doing similar training.
Coaches should attempt to cut their wash to minimal when approaching other crews, particularly on Yarramundi Reach when travelling towards the Governor-General’s residence.

Start List:

The start list for the Col Panton Marathon has been published.

Trophy Presentation:

Following the marathon the presentation of trophies will take place at Canberra Rowing Club.

A rowers breakfast and coffee van will be available from 8:30 at CRC. Breakfast will cost $5.00.

The following trophies will be presented at 9:00am:

  • Panton Shield (1st across the line)
  • Skippers  Trophy (fastest boat)
  • Stegman Trophy (fastest coxed four)
  • Cootapatamba Cup (1st quad scull across the line (the RACT website is incorrect, it says fastest))
  • Black Pete trophy (fastest boat not containing AIS/SIS/SAS athletes)

See you there!

The Col Panton draw will be released tomorrow afternoon.

Apologies for the delay.


This is not a Rowing ACT event. Any inquiries should be directed to Mike Brady of Daramalan College:

‘On Saturday the 8th November the Associated Southern Colleges will be holding a short school regatta on the rowing course. The regatta course will be used from 6.30am until 11am, Lake Burley Griffin Reverse Traffic Flow Procedure will be in place from 5am Saturday morning until 11am. We apologies for any interruption to training schedules and thank you for your understanding, this is an important regatta for our school rowers.’

Mike Brady

Sports Coordinator

Daramalan College


Phone:   +61 2 62456370

Mobile: + 61 418644591

The annual Boat Race Official Information Seminar will be held this Sunday the 26th of October from 11:00am –  01:00pm at the Canberra Girls Grammar Aquatic Center.

This seminar will be given by Head BRO Geoff Northam and will provide essential training on BRO duties, etiquette and responsibilities ahead of the 2014 – 15 season.

If you are interested in becoming one of our highly valued BROs, please join us for the seminar.

Existing BROs are also recommended to attend the seminar to help teach new BROs and to plan for the coming season.

Hope to see you there!

Michael Cusack

Executive Officer

ACTAS will be conducting the second of its monthly NTC Time Trials this Friday and Saturday mornings. Details below


Friday Time Trial – Small Boats:

Start – 7:00am

Course – Participating athletes will be trialing from the white poles (finish of the Winter TT Course) to Kingston Harbor between 7:00am and 7:45am.

Saturday Time Trial #1 – ACT Crews in Big Boats:

Start – 7:00am

Course – Participating athletes will be trialing from the white poles (finish of the Winter TT Course) to Kingston Harbor between 7:00am and 7:45am.

Saturday Time Trial #2 – AIS Crews in Big Boats:

Start – 9:00am

Course – Participating athletes will be trialing from the white poles (finish of the Winter TT Course) to Kingston Harbor between 9:00am and 9:45am.


Capital Lakes Rowing Club, located at the Kingston Foreshore development at the east end of Lake Burley Griffin, runs a rowing program for people with physical or intellectual impairments. The program allows people with a wide range of ages and impairments to enjoy recreational or competitive rowing in a supportive club environment. CLRC has been working closely with both Rowing ACT and Rowing Australia to help build para-rowing participation in Australia.

Para program - scull

Newcomers are first invited to attend a ‘Come-and-Try Day’ to find out what is in involved in para-rowing and what CLRC has to offer. They may then take part in a Learn-to-Row course of one session per week for 5 or 6 weeks. Participants are assigned a personal coach and mentor. Para-rowers are normally accompanied by a coach in a tinny, but all para-rowers must be competent to manage a boat capsize in deep water.

Those who wish to continue then join the Club in either the special para-rower category – entitling them to attend Sunday morning para-rowing sessions and additional sessions as arranged with their personal coach, or as regular Club members. Emphasis is placed on enjoyment and safety.

Parents/guardians and carers are invited to assist practically with para-rowing. They may also wish to become rowers and undertake the Learn-to-Row course and/or get a tinny license so as to assist with coaching.
If you would like to participate in the para-rowing program, please contact Charlie Barton for details.

Para program - double

Para-Rowers Rob Oakley and Mikaela Dingley enjoying Lake Burley Griffin

Help Needed

The coaching is provided by Club members and brings with it a great sense of achievement. If you have coaching experience, or are licensed to drive a tinnie, or if you feel you can assist in other ways, Capital Lakes would greatly appreciate your help.