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Updated Restrictions 30 May 2020

TRAINING groups of 20 and crewed boats will return to Canberra this weekend after announcement from the ACT Government this week.

The number of people who can train as part of a group goes up to 20 plus a coach as of 11.59pm, Friday 29 May 2020. Further to this, the ACT Government has advised that coxless 2- and 4-seat crewed boats (pairs, doubles, fours and quads) are permissible within a risk-assessment approach. This return to crewed boats is at the discretion of individual clubs and schools as part of their “Return to Play in a COVID-Safe Environment” plans.

A […]

Returning to Play in a COVID-Safe Environment

Community sport restrictions start easing as of midnight tonight – but things aren’t fully back to normal yet.

Clubs will be able to reopen for some club rowing once they have a plan to do so in a COVID-safe manner. Right now this is limited to club singles and doubles (where crew members are from the same household) in groups of no more than 10. The Rowing ACT Returning to Play in a COVID-Safe Environment policy is available here.

Your club will provide you with details on when they plan on reopening – […]


Rowing ACT COVID-19 update 23 March 2020

Yesterday the Federal Government announced new restrictions on social gatherings in Australia, with gyms and indoor sporting venues closed down from midday Monday 23 March. The ACT Government also announced on Sunday they would be temporarily closing down all non-essential activities and businesses in line with the Federal Government advice. Rowing ACT has also sought further advice on closures from ACT Government Sport & Recreation.

Tonight Rowing Australia has strongly advised all rowing clubs in Australia to suspend operations and that members of our rowing community seek alternative ways of training that comply with Government restrictions.

Following on from these […]

Rowing ACT COVID-19 update 22 March 2020

Dear ACT Rowing Community,

Just over a week ago we were preparing for the biggest
weekend’s racing in the ACT since the 2013 Masters Championships. Today the ACT
Government announced that all non-essential businesses will be closed down;
while full details have not come out as yet, we anticipate that this will
include sporting clubs and organisations.

To prepare for this upcoming closure, Rowing ACT recommends
that clubs get ready for what could be an extended closure by:

cleaning boat sheds;

emptying rubbish bins;

removing consumables;


COVID-19 Update March 18

Dear Rowing Colleagues,

As you are aware the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are now being felt across Australia with clear direction being provided by the Australian and State Governments and their medical advisors. This obviously has significant implications for the wider Australian sporting landscape which in turn is being felt directly by the rowing community with the recently announced cancellation of the 2020 AON Sydney International Rowing Regatta and 2020 Australian Masters Rowing Championships.

Where to for our sport?

Rowing ACT will consider the implications of any new advice from the ACT Government and advise of any rowing-specific […]

Rowing ACT Update March 18

Over the last week the Rowing ACT Board has met regularly to
discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it. Taking guidance from the
Federal and ACT Governments, as well as Rowing Australia as the national
sporting body, Rowing ACT is taking measures that are both scalable and
sustainable for potential interruptions of six months or more.

Following Rowing Australia’s decision to cancel the 2020
Sydney International Rowing Regatta and the 2020 Australian Masters Rowing
Championships, Rowing ACT has made the difficult decision to cancel the
remainder of the 2019/20 regatta season. […]


Rowing ACT Head of the Lake & ACT Championship Cancellation

The Rowing ACT Board met this evening following a Rowing Australia meeting, where advice was provided by RA’s Chief Medical Officer to the states and the national sporting organisation.

Following this
meeting, Rowing ACT has come to the difficult decision to cancel the Head of
the Lake and ACT Championships regattas that were to be conducted on March

This decision has
been very difficult to make in light of the rapidly changing events associated
with the coronavirus and the commitment that so many of our athletes have made
in preparation over many […]

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Rowing ACT Coronavirus update 11 March 2020

Any athletes, coaches, support staff, spectators who have been in any of these countries (or any countries that become ‘higher risk countries’ during this period) are asked not to attend the regatta if they are outside the 14 day quarantine window.

Please note the Federal Government is regularly updating the ‘higher risk’ countries list, the link to the Health website is both below and on the RA website.

Useful links:

Federal Health Website:

ACT Government information:

Rowing Australia website:


Contact Us:

If you have any further queries […]

CGS Regatta cancelled

This weekend sees the ACT facing its worst fire conditions
since 2003, with high temperatures, strong winds, poor air quality, and a
bushfire out of control in the Namadgi National Park. Given this combination,
Rowing ACT has decided to cancel this weekend’s CGS Regatta. This is to make
sure that athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff, spectators and families are not
put under duress, and that everyone has the opportunity to prepare themselves
and their properties for all eventualities.

Rowing ACT will now work towards holding a replacement regatta on Yarramundi Reach on Saturday February 22.