Archive for year: 2017

Regrettably tomorrow’s CGGS & CGS Regatta has been cancelled.

The latest Bureau of Meteorology weather forecast for tomorrow is for rain of between 25 and 60mm, winds of 30-45km per hour and a possible thunderstorm.

As per Rule 90 (RA Rule Book as used by Rowing ACT), the above forecast conditions would present unsafe conditions for rowers and officials alike, and, as such, tomorrow’s regatta will not proceed.

RACT’s most experienced BROs have agreed that this is the correct decision.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

ACT local coach Paul Thompson will be inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame on Friday 1 December. Thompson currently coaches the Great Britain women’s rowing team and has previously coached Australian and British teams to Olympic glory.

He has led medal winning boats at every Olympic Games since Atlanta in 1996 and boasts an impressive individual career with an Australian championship and Kings Cup win to his name.

The 53-year-old admits he still has to pinch himself “regularly” in the midst of a sparkling career that has seen him appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE).

“I’ve been really fortunate to coach world and Olympic champions in Australia, and world and Olympic champions in the UK,” Thompson said.

“I try and resist pulling out single ones but it’s really the people behind the performance that you get to deal with and work with. There’s some outstanding characters among them, and for that it’s been a real fantastic journey.

“When I look back, the people that [nominated] me that are on the ACT Rowing Association are volunteers, they were volunteering when I was a teenager learning how to row.

“You get a really good perspective [when you look back]. They were helping you on the way as a youngster and they’ve been great supporters ever since.”


Story by Caden Helmers – Canberra Times

The very successful photo competition held last year by Rowing ACT is up and running again this year.  We invite you to submit your PHOTOS AND VIDEOS to the 2018 photo & video competition via Facebook  or email by 31 March 2018.

Anyone can enter – rowers, coaches, officials or spectators.  All entries must be related to rowing in the ACT (e.g. photographs or videos from training, regattas or club events) or ACT rowers at interstate and/or international events.

The  rules are simple:

  1.  Get creative! We want to see what rowing means to you. This includes photos or videos of ACT rowers, coxswains, officials, coaches and spectators taken at training, local/interstate/national/international regattas or other rowing events.
  2.  Send your entries to Rowing ACT via Facebook messenger or email ( by 31 March 2018.
  3. By entering the competition, you agree to the Conditions of Entry (posted in this event) so please have a read.
  4.  Get voting – vote for your favourite photos and videos by ‘Liking’ them on the Facebook Photo Competition album.

Be in the running to win.  We want to see the images streaming in.

– The photo with the most ‘Likes’ at the end of each month will be named the monthly winner and will be featured as the Rowing ACT cover photo for the following month.

– The photo and video with the most ‘Likes’ on the day before the Annual Rowing ACT presentation will be will be announced the winners of the Rowing ACT 2018 Photo Competition

– Prizes for winners are to be advised.

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

This is the winning 2016 photo which was taken by Nick Hunter.

The School Pathways 8+ Development Camp #2 will be held this Saturday November 18th 2pm – 4pm
and Sunday November 19th 10am – 12pm at the ACTAS Boatshed.

What is School Pathway 8+?
A Rowing Australia Initiative designed to provide opportunity for school athletes to develop
along the pathway with the aim to progress towards high performance rowing.

Who’s Eligible?
• ACT School girls and boys currently rowing for a school or club
• Year 10 & 11 students in 2017 (Years 11 & 12 in 2018)

Registration and more information
Please email Renae Domaschenz with your name, school or club program, current year level.

Rowing ACT invites applications for the position of Talent Identification (TID) coach. Applications should be made to by COB 8 November.


The TID Coach is to coach rowers in the TID program to develop their skills and to identify those with the potential to progress within the Rowing ACT High Performance Program continuum.


 Develop and coordinate training programs for TID athletes.
 Provide high-level coaching.
 Assist with Talent identification as required.

 The TID coach will be employed as a contractor and managed and paid for by Rowing ACT.
 The TID coach needs to be ready to work with the High-Performance Assistant Coach and volunteers used
by the High-Performance Head Coach.
 This position will report to the High-Performance Head Coach.


1) Remuneration

 Payments will be made by Rowing ACT.
 Payments will be based on Hobby Income and no tax will be deducted i.e. the successful applicant
needs to manage their tax affairs. The applicant will need to complete the relevant tax
 A payment of $100 will be made per session.
 Rowing ACT will make the payments weekly based on advice from the successful applicant, as copied to
the Head Coach.

2) Location
 The role is carried out on Lake Burley Griffin. For the duration of this appointment, the rowing
will be out of the Capital Lakes Rowing Club

3) Hours of Work

 A session will run up to 3 hours.
 Three sessions a week should be expected, with at least one of those being on the weekend and the
others out-of-hours.
 Sessions may vary between 2 and 4 per week, as advised by the Head Coach.
 Sessions will run for a period of 3 months.
 The period of time that sessions cover may be varied by mutual agreement.

• Performance will be assessed by the Head Coach.
• The Head Coach will provide guidance and advice.
• The Head Coach may issue instructions on the technique and manner of coaching.
• Where instructions are not followed, or if the Head Coach believes that the coaching is below
standard, the Head Coach may, after discussion with the TID Coach and after an opportunity for the
TID coach to comply, terminate the agreement.


1. A demonstrated ability and coaching skill set to develop young talented athletes and rowers.
2. Demonstrated ability to implement and oversee a Daily Training Environment suitable to develop athletes to their potential.
3. Proven ability to communicate effectively including, particularly with young people.
4. A high level of self-motivation and initiative, including the ability to work with minimal supervision.
5. Ability to work with other people and to take instruction.
6. Commitment to working ethically and to uphold the values of Rowing ACT and the broader sport of rowing.

Essential requirements:
• Current accreditation as a Level 2.
• Ability to satisfy pre-employment National Criminal History Police Check for criminal charges,
convictions or findings of guilt for:
 crimes involving dishonesty
 crimes of violence
 sex related offences
 serious drug offences
• Current Working with Children Registration
• Current First Aid Certificate
• Current motor vehicle driver’s licence.
• Tinney Licence.

The applicant will also be required to fulfil ACTAS documentation requirements. Costs associated with complying with documentation requirements will be met by Rowing ACT.




Inscribed Results:



If you place your Club property or marine hull insurances with Aon before 31 December, Aon will gift you a $50 fuel voucher as a show of their appreciation! For a quote email or call 1300 377 712

CGS will be conducting 4 selection races over 1800m this Wednesday (18 October) with first race to start at 6:50am. The races will be one after the other, and they will work around other course users. CGS would appreciate your assistance by keeping Tinnie wash to a minimum.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

On 14 Oct 2017, the RMC Duntroon, ADFA and the Australian National University (ANU) Rowing Clubs will compete in the 47th Disher Cup Regatta. The Disher Cup Regatta was first contested in 1971.  This year the finish line is at the Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin.  Again, it is shaping to be an exciting and hotly contested race between these three education institutions.

The event commences at 0715 with entertainment by the RMC Band.  Hot coffee, and bacon and egg rolls will be on sale with all profits going to the ACT’s Veteran support community.

The first race commences at 0800 with the final race at 0900.  The presentation of trophies will occur at 0915.

We hope you will row early, and come and support and encourage these athletes, as well as the crews of your favourite education institution while enjoying breakfast with us.


Rowing WA has an exciting vacancy available for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified Sport Development Manager.

The position will be required to design and implement club, coach, official and athlete development programs to improve the recruitment and retention pathways for each of these stakeholder groups.

For further details please review the position description and contact Rowing WA CEO Daniel Tackenberg on 08 9364 3905 or email to discuss the role.

Applications close at 5:00pm Monday 23 October 2017