Archive for month: March, 2017

ACT single scullers Tom Perry and Caleb Antill have both had great National Championships in Penrith in their respective single sculls races.

Tom rows for Canberra Rowing Club and he had dominant performance to take the lead near the half way mark and push out to a 4 second win from Hong Kong sculler Hin Chun Chiu, and Mercantile’s Red Mathews. This was a great win against international competition for Tom. He has had a great season both locally and nationally.
World Under 23 Champion quad sculler Caleb Antill from ANU has built on last season’s International form to win the Australian under 23 Single Sculls Championship. Caleb is now part of the National Training Center in Canberra, and he has benefited from the hard work that he put in after last year’s World Championship. Caleb led throughout his race to win by nearly 4 seconds from Black Mountain Rowing Club’s Tyron Boorman. Tyron, who was part of the successful Australian Under 21 team last year had a very controlled race to row from 4th in the early stages to his second place in the final.

These are all great results for coaches Renae Domaschenz and Andrew Randell.

We look forward to these and other results for the various ACT combinations over the remaining events at the National regatta

The Australian Running Festival, incorporating The Canberra Times Marathon will be held the weekend of
April, 8-9, 2017.
Course routes have been designed to reduce the impact on the local community; however, at various times
over the weekend there will be some streets that will be temporarily closed and some others that will have
temporary traffic flow restrictions in place. This might affect some rowers and access to certain sheds.
Saturday, April 8 — Time of events:
10km Course – 7am to 9am
5km Course – 9am to 10ay

Sunday, April 10 – Time of events:
Ultra Marathon – 6.05am to 1.00pm
Canberra Marathon – 6:25am to 1:00pm
Half Marathon – 7.45am to 11.00am

For a full list of road closures and the most up to date traffic and event information please visit

Black Mountain Rowing Club has the following items available –

  • 10 pairs of non-adjustable sculling blades (blue, yellow and pink handles)
  • 1x Empacher Eight (Average Weight 75kgs +) in good condition.

A test row of the 8+ may be arranged with Captain’s permission.

Price, for all items, by offer/negotiation.

If interested please contact either Alex Leitch or BMRC’s Captain Yvonne Poels

The ACT summer rowing season has wrapped up following the Head of the Lake regatta.

Canberra Rowing Club (CRC) have won their 5th consecutive Point Score Premiership, collecting both the Women’s and Men’s Premierships along the way.

The Premiership race was close leading into the final regatta of the season at the ACT Championships, with CRC, Radford and Black Mountain Rowing Club (BMRC) all still in contention. A dominant performance from CRC at the double-points Championships secured them the pennant. They won the Phere Niki Trophy for Most Successful Club at the ACT Championships as well as the prestigious Uriarra Cup (Open Men’s Eight), Banjo Cup (Men’s Four) and President’s Shovel (Men’s 2nd Grade Eight). Radford just edged out BMRC for 2nd on the season Point Score, with only 16.75 points separating the neighbouring clubs.

The Australian National University Boat Club (ANUBC) women also enjoyed a successful ACT Championships, winning the Jubilee Cup (Women’s Open Eight). ANUBC’s Jilly Roberts beat her doubles partner Sarah Larkin to win the Scullers Cup for Champion Women’s Single Sculls.

Canberra Girls Grammar School won the Greg Welsh Cup (Schoolgirl’s Eight).

The full 2016/17 Point Score can be found at


The ACT Head of the Lake featured school versus school racing for the last event on the summer season calendar. Canberra Girls Grammar School was the Girls Point Score winner, with Marist taking out the Boys Point Score.

The ACT Championships and Head of the Lake were the final hit-outs for rowers heading to the Australian Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, 27 March – 2 April.


Members of Canberra Rowing Club pose with their hard-earned silverware following a successful ACT Championships

Rowing ACT has decided to cancel the proposed regatta that was to be held on Easter Saturday.

The Association has made this decision due to burnout of our Boat Race officials, and our potential difficulty in being able to have enough officials to manage the regatta.

We apologise to any competitors who had planned to compete. If you are locally based, we seek your assistance in swelling our numbers of Boat Race officials next season

On Canberra Day (next Monday) the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet will re-open and this provides an opportunity to celebrate its rejuvenation. The jet will operate three times during the day (8:00-10:00am, 3:00-5:00pm, 7:00-9:00pm) and perhaps some of our crews that are out training could venture down into Central Basin in the 8am to 10am time slot to provide some color and movement as a backdrop for the thousands of photos that will be taken of the jet on the day.

Rowing ACT is proud to present “The Perfect Finish” a rowing coaching seminar for all ACT Coaches & Senior Athletes.
When: 6.30pm – 7.30pm Wednesday 8th March
Where: Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill – Burton Theatre
Cost: Entry by gold coin donation at the door
Lyall McCarthy – Olympic Gold Medal Coach
Presenting on Rowing Technique: The Finish Position
Dr. Andrew Randell – Senior Coach Rowing AUS Men’s Training Centre
Presenting on Physical preparation for major competition
Sarah Jack – Psychologist, ACT Academy of Sport
Presenting on Psychological preparation for major competition

To sign up please head to: