Archive for month: June, 2015

Blind Auction for Return Singapore Airline Ticket to Europe

Singapore Airlines have once again provided a return ticket to Europe to be used as a fundraiser for Junior & U23 ACT Australian reps.  The ticket will be given to the person with the highest bid in a blind auction.  Instructions on how to bid are on the flyer.  All bids accepted.  Biddings are now open & close 4pm 2nd July.

RACT Presentation, Fundraiser, Celebration

Get together with your crews and come along to the Presentation and Fundraiser Night and celebrate this years rowing in the ACT.  Hear Hannah Every-Hall (World Champion light-weight) tell us her rowing adventures and take part in silent and live fund-raising auctions. Items to be auctioned on the night include:

  • 2012 Olympic zootie signed by all Aussie rowing medallists,
  • ClubLime membership voucher,
  • coaching session from Lyall McCarthy (2015 WCII gold medallist Kim Crow’s coach),
  • coaching session from Andy Randell (2015 WCII silver medallist Australian women’s 4s & women’s 8),
  • 1987 Grange Hermitage.

See you there
Singapore Plane

Former Radford and ANU rower Sarah Davis has been added to the Australian team to contest the World Under 23 Championships in July in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Davis is part of a US-based College women’s four, which will be coached by ACT’s Vicky Spencer. The US-based Australian athletes were provided with the opportunity to gain selection into a limited number of U23 boat classes that had not been filled by Australian-based athletes in the April trials. Sarah comes into this crew having rowed 6-seat in the undefeated Ohio State College eight, who were US College Champions. The US Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association awarded Sarah their prestiguous First Team All-American Freshman of the year award.

The U23 Australian Rowing Team will travel to Lake Rama, Bosnia for a training camp from 8 July before they travel to the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv. Sarah will be joined by compatriot Luke Letcher from Black Mountain who will be competing in the Men’s Double Scull. Sadly Cara Grzeskowiak has had to withdraw from the National team because of injury.


The By-laws have been updated to incorporate a Charter for the Regatta Sub-Committee.  This involved removing the text from the body of the May version of the By-Laws and attaching an expanded Charter.  The changes include making the Executive Officer a voting member of the Sub-Committee but also provide more information on its operation.

Given the breadth of the By-Laws, and the need to ensure they remain current, continued updates can be expected.

The By-Laws are accessible directly through the website menu.  (/About/Governance/By-laws.)


Adelaide Rowing Club “I’Zingari XXII”
2008 Johnston Racing mould J82 eight

Average crew weight: 75-95kg

Includes 8 sweep riggers – Can be stroke, bow or tandem rigged
Good Condition
All fixings in working order. Slides, wheels and shoes in above average condition

Asking $15,000.00
For more information, please contact Adelaide Rowing Club Vice-Captain Jordan Schiller at


Adelaide Rowing Club “Murchison”

2008 Johnston Racing mould J21 Double/Pair
Average crew weight: 75-95kg

Racing shell with double and pair riggers included.
Good condition with minor repairs done to the gel coat on the bow.
Asking $5000


For more information, please contact Adelaide Rowing Club Vice-Captain Jordan Schiller at

Rowing ACT wishes to congratulate Catherine Garrington on becoming our newest National level Boat Race Official. At the Australian Masters Rowing Championships over the weekend Catherine passed a series of theory and practical tests to attain her new qualification. This is a well deserved and significant achievement for Catherine as a Boat Race Official, and is testament to the time and commitment Catherine has made to rowing as an umpire over many years.

Well done Catherine!!