Archive for month: June, 2017

NK ‘Tin Can’ Coxbox

Audio only unit, well maintained and in good working order, includes charger and new headset (less than 6 months old)  $175

Sargent & Burton Wooden Coxed Quad Scull.

Well maintained and in good working order         $500


For Sale: 2014 Custom Built Aluminium Rowing Boat Trailer $23,500 negotiable

  • Aluminium trailer, less than 3 years old
  • Aggregated Trailer Mass: 2000kg
  • Dual Axle
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • LED lights
  • 12 quad capacity, designed so a 4th rack could be added
  • Trailer overall length (tow ball to tail) – 11.2m
  • Trailer overall width (outside of wheel guards) – 2.47m

Contact Vicky Spencer Director of Rowing Radford College

Mob: +61 448668559       Email:

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at the YMCA Sailing Club, Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 6.30pm. The Agenda for the meeting is attached.

Clubs are entitled to one vote, to be exercised by a person nominated by the club, on questions arising at the meeting. This vote may be made by a proxy appointed in accordance with Rule 38 of the Rules of Rowing ACT.

Clubs should make every effort to be represented to ensure a quorum for the meeting. It is also important for Clubs to canvass nominations for the Board to ensure that the work of Rowing ACT is equitably shared and all positions are filled.

Nominations for Directors should be made on the attached form and sent to Rowing ACT at PO Box 7074, Yarralumla ACT 2600 by 6.30pm Wednesday 16th August 2017.

2017 RACT AGM Agenda and Nomination Form

The radical Experiment that Rowing Australia adopted with a centralized model for High Performance looks to have reaped rewards in the first international Regatta for the programs based in Canberra (men) and Penrith (women).

Wins for both the women and men in their four oared boats against their respective dominant Olympic sweep oared Nations (USA for the women and Great Britain for the men) indicate a major leap forward for Australian International rowing. The win for the women’s crew (Goodman, Werry, Stephen and Hawe) is a great result in this Olympic event that the Americans would expect to win.The four is an event that the Americans expect to dominate at the Tokyo Olympics. This is a great result for coach Tom Westgarth who is a former Canberra rower and coach, now based at the Women’s High Performance Centre in Penrith.

The win by the men’s four is similarly spectacular against the Olympic Champions from Britain. This is the first time for several Olympic cycles that Australia have beaten the dominant British high priority boat coached by Jürgen Gröbler. Coach of The Australians, Ian Wright has put together a winning culture in Canberra and his crew of Hicks, Hargreaves, Turrin and Hill have responded to their Kiwi coach’s strategy with an impressive result.

The silver medal for the Australian women’s quad scull of Cronin, Sanders, Meredith and Horton reflects the depth that is coming through this young Australian International program. Head Coach of the women (John Keogh) has also changed the expectations that Australian supporters have for their International crews. Apart from the former Tasmanian Keogh, Tom Westgarth and Ellen Randell were both originally ACT rowers and coaches who are contributing significantly to the Women’s High Performance program.

The women’s pair of Goodwin and Hawe doubled up after their fours race to come third behind a kiwi pair of Prendagast and Gowler who set a new world’s best time. Again a great result against the best in the world.

In the men’s double scull, the Australian crew of Canberran Luke Letcher and David Watts finished fourth just out of the medals behind an impressive Kiwi crew, with Olympic legends Norway and Poland. Luke and David are close to getting medals and will look to improve in the next World Cup regatta.

In the women’s double Edmunds and Aldersley came third also behind an impressive Kiwi crew with China second. Another great result for Australia, but again showing that the Kiwis are very hard to beat.

So great racing for Australia in the first year of this High Performance experiment with a centralized program similar to the kiwis and British pace setters.

Rowing ACT has announced that Renae Domaschenz has been appointed ACT High Performance Pathways Co-ordinator in a role that supports Nick Garratt our ACT Chief Coach.
Renae was an Australian National coach with the Under 21 team in 2016, and has been acting ACT Head Coach since January this year. Apart from a very successful 2016 National Regatta, Renae has extensive coaching experience at ANUBC, and several local college programs, as well as in University programs in the UK and USA.

Renae has been employed to increase the number of athletes who transition into High Performance rowing with ACTAS and eventually into the Rowing Australia High Performance Centres. We look forward to Renae and Nick working together with RACT to achieve this outcome.

Rowing Australia is holding a Level 3 (Performance Rowing Coach) course from the evening of Tuesday 31 October to Sunday 5 November 2017 in Canberra, ACT.

The Level 3 course is for coaches committed to increasing their knowledge and understanding of the art and science of coaching; and their own personal development. Those aiming towards, or currently in leadership roles at schools and clubs, and / or coaching at State level or above will find this course well worth the investment. Leading coaches and sports scientists will be presenting the modules. It is also a great networking opportunity.

Ben Southwell, Head Coach at the QAS, who participated in a recent Level 3 course hosted by RA said: “The Level 3 coaching course provides a great opportunity to reflect and refine your own coaching practices. The course allowed me to further my professional coaching development and help identify areas for further growth. In addition, the course presents an opportunity to network with other coaches throughout Australia and gain insightful knowledge and experience from key speakers and facilitators.”

The course requirements are five full days of face-to-face learning in Canberra, followed by assignments. It is likely to take up to 12 months to gain the Level 3 qualification, although it has been completed earlier.

Cost of the course remains at $1070, which includes all course materials, five nights’ accommodation and meals in Canberra.

Course numbers are limited so expressions of interest (EOI) are being sought.

Please send your EOI, up to 300 words, along with a brief coaching bio, via email to Ron Batt at Rowing Australia: by Friday 30 June 2017.

Contact Ron with any questions: 0410 583 474 / 02 6214 3525 or by email as above.

Water Rower $900 Hardly used.

Only 18 months old.

Photos available on request.

Contact Gordon 0417294412



Daramalan College are seeking applications for the Rowing Club Coach position.

For the Position Description and Application Sheet, please click the following link: