Archive for month: November, 2015

This Saturday morning Rowing ACT will be holding the ACT Schools Regatta on the Rowing Course. Crews will be racing from 8:00am – 11:15pm.

The Rowing Course will be closed to club and school crews not competing in this regatta from 7:15am – 12:00pm.

Reverse traffic flow will be in place from 7:15am.

Crews training before 7:15am on the Rowing Course should also be aware that the 1,000m start platform will be in place from the evening prior.


This Sunday Canberra Rowing Club will be hosting its annual Corporate Regatta on the Yarramundi Reach Rowing Course. The regatta will begin at 9:00am and will conclude by 11:30am.

The Club asks that members of the rowing community be wary and considerate of competitors if choosing to train on the Rowing Course.

ACTAS will be conducting the fourth 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 trailing from the white poles (finish of the Winter TT Course) to Kingston Harbor between 7:00am and 7:45am.

Saturday Time Trial – ACT Crews in Big Boats:

Start – 7:00am

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

Please read below recent message from the Australian Federal Water Police to all Lake Users.

‘The AFP wishes to advise all clubs and members that with the warmer weather and increased boating activity, SRG Maritime members have commenced random checks of all powered vessels utilising Lake Burley Griffin and other A.C.T waterways – ‘Safe Summer’.

Dependent upon your user status these checks will involve:

Support and Recreational boats

 Vessel operator to produce a current state recreational boat license;

  • Proof of current state registration and NCA permit for that vessel; and
  • Full operational and safety inspections, including producing all ‘on-board’ safety equipment as specified within state marine safety regulations, and the NCA permit online application form.

Commercial Vessels

 Vessel Master to produce a current commercial vessel operators certificate of an appropriate AMSA classification (eg: Coxswain or Master5);

  • Proof of current AMSA Survey and Operating Certificates;
  • Proof of current NCA permit; and
  • Full operational and safety inspections, including all safety equipment and systems as specified within the Survey & Operating certificates for a vessel of that classification.

Unless you have specific exemptions for these operating requirements, all breaches will be recorded, with any serious/multiple breaches reported to the NCA, AMSA or other relevant authorities for follow up action.’

For information on the requirements for support and recreational boats see

Following the ACT Schools Regatta on the 28th of November Rowing ACT will be hosting an Interactive Coxswain Workshop.

Conducted by Elite Coxswain and Coach – Renae Domaschenz

When: 12:30-2:00pm Saturday 28th November
Where: CGGS Boat Shed, Yarralumla Bay
Cost: $5.00 cash per head – taken at the door (light lunch provided)

Renae Domaschenz has a long successful career of Club and National elite coxing here and overseas. In this workshop Renae will share with you some of her career highlights. She will also guide you through the value of a cox and outline the necessary skills required for you to gain maximum performance from both yourself and the crew. Bring your voices and ask for tips!

Topics to be discussed include:
• How to be a good cox
• I’m a new coxswain – help!
• Working with your coach
• Coxswains equipment
• Steering – moving a boat
• Leading your team – Motivation
• The Talk – magic words!
• Tips for practice
• Tips for racing
• Practical session and feedback – hear some examples and have a go!

Email enquiries and RSVP to


We are looking for 6 new athletes, male or female, to join our
Talent ID group for Rowing for 2015–16

  • In Year 9 or 10 right now?
  • Taller than average, say 185 cm or more for boys, 175 cm for girls?
  • Good at sport?
  • Strong, with very good endurance?
  • Willing to make training part of your life so you can row at the highest level?

Then register for our free testing day to see if you’ve got what it takes!

Apart from measuring your height, weight and armspan, we will test your endurance on a stationary bike and your arm and leg strength.

Send an email to and we will send you more information, as well as a consent form for your parents to sign, and book you a testing time on 29 November.


The Interstate Team Policy and Process for the 2016 Interstate Regatta has been announced.

All Rowers, Coxswains and Coaches wishing to nominate for the 2016 ACT Interstate Team must follow the Rowing ACT Selection Policy along with the Rowing ACT Selection Process. See below links:

Rowing ACT – 2016 Interstate Regatta Selection Policy – 20151106

Rowing ACT – 2016 Interstate Regatta Selection Process – 20151106

Nominations to be made HERE

Please be advised that Lady Denman Drive will be closed from Parks Way to the Zoo for a Triathlon event this Sunday, the 8th November (Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon).

The closure will be from 5:30am to 9:00am.