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Rowing ACT statement on bushfires & Canberra conditions

Firstly our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the bushfires ravaging Australia, particularly south-eastern Australia. The devastation these bushfires have wrought across the country is truly heartbreaking and Rowing ACT will be working with Rowing Australia and other state rowing bodies to see what fundraising and support we can provide. Those wanting to donate to the relief effort can do so via the Red Cross at You can also donate goods via Givit at

Although bushfires
have not spread to the ACT so far, the smoke from surrounding bushfires has


School holiday rowing program

Capital Lakes Rowing Club is running a school holiday rowing program from January 13-24, 2020. Click here for more program information and click here to complete the registration form.

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New Rowing ACT Head Coach announced

Rowing ACT has a new head coach, with successful school and
club coach Dave Fraumano to take the reigns from December.

Dave has a number of successes since beginning his coaching
career back in 2003. After starting at Mercantile Rowing Club, Dave has coached
local, interstate, and international crews, including the Men’s Lightweight
sculls at 2013 Under-23 World Championships and the Victorian Penrith Cup crew
from 2012-2015. He has also taken Mercantile crews to the Head of the Charles
in Boston, and the Henley Royal Regatta in the United Kingdom.

Since taking over […]


Rowing Victoria State Pathway Coordinator

Victorian Pathway Program (VPP), is the joint management committee of Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and Rowing Victoria (RV) that delivers the pathway for rowing in Victoria.

RV is responsible for the overall management, promotion and development of the sport and represents nearly 90 affiliated rowing clubs and 8,000 competitive and recreational members throughout the state. VIS delivers athlete management to all categorised athletes identified in the pathway program.

The VPP is looking to appoint a full-time State Pathway Coordinator who will be directly responsible for the successful delivery of campaigns focusing on underage athlete and coach pathways and the development of […]


2020 Interstate Regatta Selection Policy & Process released

The 2020 Interstate Regatta selection policy and process has now been released and is available online here.

It is the Rowing ACT Board’s intention to maximise the ACT team’s presence at the regatta. While the priority consideration for selection will be potential performance in 2020, there may also be crews targeted in 2020 for their development potential over several years.

The Rowing ACT Board aspires to having an ACT Women’s Eight competing in the 2020 Interstate Regatta for the Queen’s Cup centenary. As such we encourage people to nominate for […]

New Rowing ACT Board

The Rowing ACT Board has been confirmed for 2019, with Ben
James and Catherine Garrington joining as appointed directors. They join Ben
Page and Kent Peters as new directors and Alison Creagh as the new president,
taking over from David Bagnall, Vince McMahon, Bill Mason and Catherine Bowyer.

Capital Lakes’ Catherine Bowyer remains heavily involved with local rowing administration, accepting the position as chair of the Regatta Sub-Committee. This committee will be asked to meet on a more regular basis than in past years, allowing local clubs and schools greater input into events and regattas. Capital Lakes will […]

Notice of AGM

The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at the YMCA Sailing Club, Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla at 6.00pm on Wednesday 18 September, 2019. The agenda for the meeting is included below.

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 […]


Position Vacant – Rowing Coordinator Ballarat

The Damascus College Rowing program has developed a unique and proud tradition with over 70 participants, in its young seven year existence. We are committed to continual improvement and strengthening the strong foundations that have been established thus far.

Following a review of our Rowing program that has resulted in an expanded leadership structure, our College is seeking to appoint an experienced secondary-level educator with a love of and experience in rowing. The role will take up the leadership and coordination of the College Rowing program and oversee the development of a program that provides a whole-of-person educational experience for […]

Funeral details – Nick Garratt AM

Funeral Details for Nick Garratt AM

Rowing Family, Nick’s funeral will be held on Thursday 18 July at 3pm at Norwood Park Crematorium, 65 Sandford Street, Mitchell, Canberra, ACT 2911. Dress code is relaxed.

The wake will be held at Thoroughbred Park – ‘Silks Room’, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham from 4:30pm

In lieu of flowers, Nick’s family have asked for donations to be made to the Heart Foundation, with a link here for people to donate: