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Art Installation in Central Basin

A temporary artwork featuring a floating car on a black pontoon has been installed on Lake Burley Griffin in Central Basin. This will be in position from March till August 2022 as part of a National Gallery of Australia exhibition.

The artwork will be surrounded by yellow safety buoys, with flashing lights, however all clubs and schools need to be on the lookout for the piece.

Floating Car and Pontoon in Central Basin facing Kings Avenue Bridge

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Luke Letcher announces his retirement

Luke Letcher has announced his retirement from International Rowing today.

Luke has been a representative of Australia and the ACT across a number of levels for many years since starting his rowing career at Radford College’s rowing program. A member of the Black Mountain Rowing Club, his career has been one to remember. Capped off by a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and being named the 776BC Rowers Rower at this years Australian Rowing Awards, Luke has done us very proud.

March 18, 2022/1 Comment/by


Masters Interstate Eight Nominations Reopening

Rowing ACT has elected to reopen nominations for the Masters Men’s and Women’s Interstate Eights as advertised on social media.

With the announcement of the move of the 2022 Australian Masters Rowing Championships from Western Australia to Ballarat, Rowing ACT is looking to see if it is possible to boat a Men’s and Women’s eight in addition to already selected crews.

Currently there are 7 nominees for the men’s eight, 4 nominees for the women’s eight and 1 nominee for coxswains. If you there is anyone within your club who would be interested in nominating for these crews or have […]

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2022 Interstate Crews Announcement

Rowing ACT has selected the following crews to represent the ACT in the Interstate Regatta at the 2022 Australian Rowing Championships.

Congratulations to all selected and well done to all who participated in the selection process for the crews.

Bicentennial Trophy – Women’s U21 8+

Zoe Bond

Madeline Vagg

Olenka Moran

Lauren Goldie

Elisabeth Gregory

Imogen Lang

Emily McHugh

Paloma Padovan

Cox: Cate Barr


Bridget Kelleher-Cole

Penelope Robson

Pippa Gray

Reserve Cox: Catherine Hardman

Coach: Caroline Pijpers 

Wilkinson Cup – Men’s U21 8+

Cormac Hayes

Will Gregory

Rafael Priest

Hamish Roberts

Jake Schemen-Roger

Chris […]

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2022 ACT Interstate Youth and Pathways Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2022 Youth Crews to compete at the Interstate Regatta, and the Pathways VIII’s to compete at the U19 National Team Trials are now open. Nominations will close on Thursday the 27th of February 2022. Any questions should be sent to Head Coach Dave Fraumano at

All nominees should read the Interstate Selection Policies and Process before nominating to ensure they are aware of all necessary requirements.

2022 ACT Interstate, Youth Team and Pathways Selection Processes

ACT State Team, Youth Team and Pathways Selection Policy


Masters Interstate Crews Announced

Rowing ACT is pleased to announce the following team selected to represent the ACT at the 2021 Australian Masters Rowing Championship (AMRC) in the Interstate Events.
Interstate Crew
Women’s PR3 Single: Sue Donoghue
Men’s PR3 Single: Ian Cooper
Women’s Quad Scull: Adair Ferguson, Dearne Grant, Selina Rowland, Sarah Tynan
Men’s Quad Scull: Henry Bridgewater, Peter Dall, Ted Hall, Ian Mongan
Women’s Eight: Sarelle Woodward, Anna Cicognani, Emma Southcott, Kerry Knowler, Deb Styman, Elaine Bissaker, Virginia Hayward, Annabel Reid, cox Sarah Davoren
Men’s Eight: Sebastian Lang, Jeremy Lawrence, Ben Farrell, Damon Hietbrink, Steve Reynolds, Steve McGlynn, Peter Macartney, John Blackwell, cox/coach […]


2021 Interstate Team Announcement

Rowing ACT is proud to announce the crews for the 2021 ACT State Team, which will represent the ACT at the Interstate Regatta held on Sunday the 28th of March 2021, in Lake Barrington, Tasmania.

President’s Cup – Men’s Single Scull: Caleb Antill, coached by Dave Fraumano

Nell Slater Cup – Women’s Single Scull: Lilli Reardon, coached by Nigel Harding

Men’s PR3 Single Scull: Nick Neales, coached by Charlie Mackenzie

Women’s PR3 Single Scull: Nikki Ayers, coached by David Bagnall and Dave Fraumano

Bicentenary Cup – Youth Women’s Eight: Madeline Vagg, Zoe Bond, Elizabeth Gregory, Eloise Lambden, Harriet Wallace, Ellora […]

Coaching Position Available

Cameron Zellner is a keen para-rower at Capital Lakes Rowing Club in Barton and rowing is a big part of his life. Cameron is looking for a new rowing coach and we wondered if you may know someone interested in the role that you could forward the attached advert to or post to or share with communal noticeboards. 

This person will be part of a small team using best practice and be supported by a network of visionary family and friends. Training in Cameron’s support needs, Systematic Instructions and career development will be provided. The role will evolve so Cameron […]