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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:

Vale Nick Garratt AM

AM 1947 – 2019

It is with much sadness to advise that Rowing ACT head coach
Nicholas (Nick) Garratt AM passed away today.

Not only was Nick respected both nationally and
internationally, his work ethic and character were widely valued and admired.  Nick was friendly, calm and collegiate with a
good sense of humour.

As our head coach and a member of the ACT rowing community
for the last few years the loss is personal to many of us including the current
cohort of elite rowers.  He inspired many
youngsters […]

Vale Dr Bob Porra

It is with great sadness that Rowing ACT advise of the passing of Life Member Dr Bob Porra last week.

Bob was a member of the Executive Committee of the ACT Rowing Association from 1976 to 1984 as Honorary Secretary, Senior Vice President and President (1980-81). 

He was a major contributor to
administration of rowing in the ACT across the full range of its
activities.  These contributions included a major review of the governance
of ACTRA leading to adoption of a new constitution and incorporation in
1977.  He took the lead in advancing well considered […]

ACT National Representatives

Great news from Rowing Australia, with a number of ACT rowers selected in national squads!

Nikki Ayers (CLRC) and Kathryn Ross (ANU) are the women’s PR3 and PR2 single scullers for the 2019 FISA Para-Rowing Regatta, while Renae Domaschenz (ANU) will cox the PR3 mixed coxed four. (…/final-crews-confirmed-for…/)

ANU’s Jilly Roberts and Nathan Kennedy are both selected in the lightweight pair and double respectively for the 2019 World Rowing Under-23 Championships, which will be held in Florida in July. They’ll be familiar with their coach too, with Nick Garratt coaching both crews in the lead-up. (


Rowing Coach Wanted

Cameron is a friendly and energetic 20 year old who is an outdoors adventurer. He is a bushwalker, cyclist, rock climber and has a goal to become a competitive rower in local regattas. He is also keen to form friendships with fellow club members and join them on weekends away at rowing events.
We are looking for a rowing coach who will build Cameron’s rowing skills, develop valued roles for Cameron where he can give back to his club and foster relationships between Cameron and other club members.
The Role:
● 6 – 12 hours per week

Results Day 3 SIRR 2019

Speedy Single Sculls seal spots

FIVE ACT rowers sealed finals berths in their single scull categories on Day 3 of the Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR) in Penrith. Caleb Antill, Hamish Harding, Harry Glackin, and Nicola Greenland joined Nathan Kennedy and Jilly Roberts in their respective A Finals held tomorrow (Thursday).

Not that medalling will be easy for any of the rowers, particularly in the open men’s single sculls. ANU’s Caleb Antill won his semi-final by 1.76s over his double scull partner David Watts; Caleb’s time of 6:55.64 was just under a second behind the winner of the other semi-final. […]