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FOR SALE: Wintech “International” Single Scull

2008 single scull in excellent condition. No damage other than minimal scratches from general use. Has been used for approximately three seasons. Prior to this has sat in a rowing shed for six years untouched so in almost new condition.

Construction: Laminated Nomex honeycomb core sandwiched between a
woven Kevlar exterior and uni-directional carbon/woven Kevlar interior.
Additional carbon fiber reinforcement on gunwales. Heat cured in mold. 

Included: Carbon
fibre wing rigger. Custom Wintech single scull and
rigger protective covers.

Size: Super
Lightweight model (50-60kg)

Weight: 13.7kg when weighed at 2016

Colour: Navy blue with
white stripes


New Boat Race Official Training

Are you interested in becoming one of our Boat Race Officials? 

Boat Race Officials (BROs) are a vital part of Rowing ACT who volunteer their time to ensure that every regatta is fun, safe and run to a high standard.

There are a variety of roles for BRO’s, some of which requiring a boat licence. 

The training session will be held 21 October, 1:30 – 3:30pm at the Elizabeth McKay Aquatic Centre, Yarralumla Bay (the old CGGS boat shed).

Please email for more details.

See an article about why become an umpire here:

Why Become an Umpire?

Written by Geoff Northam, RACT Chief BRO

At a recent FISA regatta, I was asked by an
umpiring colleague why we volunteer to be umpires.  At the time we were standing on the large
concrete boat pontoon structure at the course, which we had come to call “the
human griller”, because it was oppressively hot, there was no escaping the heat
and at the end of the day you were cooked. 
In such circumstances it was a fair question – are umpires mad?

Our conversation turned to the health of
the sport of rowing, […]

Registrations open for Talent Identification Testing

Know someone who should learn to row? Registrations are now open for Talent Identification Testing, as part of a National Rowing Talent ID Week. 
This is aimed at non-rowers, aged approximately 13-16 years who show an interest in learning to row and reaching a competitive level. Those selected for the TID program will be coached by Olympic and National Level coaches.  

Please register here:

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina at

Australia wins Trans Tasman Series!

Australia has defeated New Zealand to retain the title for the U21 Trans Tasman Regatta! Congratulations to all of the rowers involved, including ACT rowers Alex Grzeskowiak (CLRC) and Nathan Kennedy (ANUBC). In the second stage of the regatta Alex again won the Mens Single Scull, while both he and Nathan rowed in the Eight to win Gold.

Silver medals were won by Nathan in the Lightweight Double Scull, and by both Nathan and Alex in the Quad Scull.

Level 2 Coaching Course

Rowing ACT will be holding a Level 2 Coaching Accreditation Course later this year. If you are interested in participating in the course please fill in the form here. You will then be emailed directly when further details become available.

Trans Tasman Regatta Success

Australia currently leads the Trans Tasman Series by 2 points at the end of the first leg of the series. ACT rowers Alex Grzeskowiak (CLRC) and Nathan Kennedy (ANUBC) pulled some fantastic results. Despite the weather, Alex took out the Mens single, while Nathan came a tight second in the Mens Lightweight Double Scull. Both of them also raced in the Mens Quad and Eight, both of which beat New Zealand to take out the Gold Medal. Congratulations to Nathan, Alex and the rest of the team on these fantastic results.


The team will race again in New Zealand at […]

Vacancy: Rowing Director – Nudgee College, Brisbane

Rowing Director – Nudgee College, Brisbane

The Rowing Director is responsible for the ongoing leadership and development of a highly successful program. We are seeking an applicant who has the capacity to lead our rowing community, manage the program and continue to build on our recent successes:

  1. 200+ boys in the program
  2. Active and united Parent Support Group
  3. GPS Overall (Old Boys Cup) Champions – 6 times in the last 7 years
  4. GPS Head of River (O’Connor Cup) Champions – 7 times in the ​last 15 years, including four of the last five consecutive titles
  5. National Schoolboy VIII Champions […]