Archive for month: August, 2016

ACT rowers Luke Letcher and Caleb Antill were part of a winning World Champion Under 23 Quad Scull crew competing overnight at Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The two ACT scullers teamed up with Mosman rowers Tom Schramko and Robert Black, and trained in Perth under Antonio Maurogiovanni, prior to departing for Europe. The crew took the lead following their typical powerful start, showed great rhythm in the middle stages of the race, and then held off the fast finishing New Zealanders in the last 50 metres. A great race against a quality field, and a credit to Antonio’s coaching. Local coaches also contributed to the development of these rowers: Luke is coached by Lyall McCarthy, and Caleb by Renae Domaschenz and Andrew Randell.

Caleb and Luke are the ACT’s first World Rowing Under 23 Gold medalists since 2003. Their crew is Australia’s first gold medal winning Under 23 men’s crew since 2004.

Mention should also be made of ACT sculler Cara Grzeskowiak’s fifth place in the Women’s Under 23 Single Sculls Championship. This was a credible result, against a formidable field, and points to Cara’s continued progress. Cara was coached by Vicky Spencer.

The U21 Australian Team will arrive in Canberra for a pre departure camp on Thursday September 1st until they leave for NZ on Monday September 5th.

They will be training after 8am most sessions.

Please show courtesy to these crews as they conduct their training.

Thank you in advance.

Rowing ACT

Jordan Thompson (BMRC) remains a dominant force, leading the pointscore for the Killer Cup. He is 2 points clear of Tom Perry (CRC).

Ruby Gambale (CRC) has stormed through the pack to lead the W1x event (Cirulis Plate), 3 points clear of Sarah Taylor (CRC).

All four WTT races have been held with strong entries in 2x, 4x & 8+ events.

LTRC Oringo has been overtaken by BMRC Trowell in the Quads.

The hotly contested doubles event is lead by CLRC Yamamoto/Nichols with BMRC Leitch/Young and CRC Ninham/Wilkes nipping at their heels.

The eights event pointscore remains tight with the CRC M8+ sticking its nose in front of the CRC MastW8+ and the CRC/CGGS/DARA Composite.

Post WTT4 Small Boat Point Score

Post WTT4 Big Boat Point Score

Canberra Rowing Club are offering an exclusive viewing of the film Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Murray Cods.  It is a unique piece of Australian rowing history about an awesome club eight from Murray Bridge that won national awards before World War I, served overseas and had a member compete in the Australian Imperial Force No. 1 crew that contested the Henley Peace Regatta in 1919.  The following year, rowing as South Australia, the Cods won the first interstate race for which the King’s Cup was contested, and won again in 1922 and 1923.  The crew then represent Australia at the Paris Olympics in 1924.

This premier is raising funds to for the CRC boathouse redevelopment project.

The film, made by renowned filmmakers Wayne Groom and Carolyn Bilsborow, has been used as a motivational aid for the 2016 Australian rowing team, and has not yet been released for general public viewing.

Your ticket price of $40 will include light finger food and a bubbly, wine, beer or soft drink.

If you wish to make a donation to the boatshed fund, premium tickets are available, with the donation being tax deductable.


Sunday, 11 September 2016 from 6:15PM


Palace Electric Cinema – Acton




‘The Garden’ 1998 Sykes Coxed Quad Scull – Perfect for Novice club crews or a school program. $1000 or nearest offer

‘Sally Singh’ Pre 1998 Sykes Coxed Quad Scull – Perfect for Novice club crews or a school program. $1000 or nearest offer

Oars can be provided for both boats for an extra $200


20x sets of non-adjustable sculling oars. Varying conditions. All sets priced $100 or less.


Christabelle Northam




Rowing Australia is providing fifteen women in rowing with the opportunity to attend this special event.

Rowing Australia will be facilitating a two-day workshop that will be delivered by Melbourne Business School (MBS) to be held in Canberra on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November.  MBS ranks among the top global business schools and have tailored the workshop specifically for sport.

The workshop develops an individuals capabilities to progress within rowing as an administrator, coach or official, and to enable them to effectively manage the challenges within their sport and life in general.

Rowing Australia is offering fifteen full scholarships to attend the event.    The scholarships will cover all costs associated with attending the workshop, as well as the workshop itself.   The event does not have a user pays option, due to the requirement of a small and intimate setting for learning.

For more details please download the flyer Women Leaders in Rowing or email any questions to

Key dates

Applications Open Wednesday 10 August

Applications Close Monday 29 August

Successful Applicants Notified Monday 19 September

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Rowing ACT will be held at the Canberra Girls’ Grammar School Aquatic Club, Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 6.30pm.

For more information see the 2016 RACT AGM Notice

Entries are now open in Rowing Manager for the Head of the Molonglo 2016. The event will be held on Saturday the 3rd of September starting at 8:00am.

This is a 6.8km head race for big boats. It starts outside the Canberra Canoe Club and ends in front of the yellow submarine sign. A diagram of the course is attached.

Events offered are as follows:


Event course: