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THE Rowing ACT 2019/20 draft regatta calendar is now available for comment. Should you have any concerns or comments regarding this calendar, please contact us at

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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
● $28 to $50 per hour according to qualifications and experience
● Coach Cameron to develop his skills as a rower
● Support Cameron to identify and develop his rowing style and preferences
● Teach Cameron how rowing regattas and races are run as well as race etiquette
● Mentor Cameron to find a role at the Rowing Club that he is competent at, enjoys and which is valued by his fellow club members for his contribution
● Facilitate opportunities for relationships between Cameron and other club members to grow

Selection Criteria
● Current or past experience of rowing (coaching qualifications useful but not essential)
● Experience teaching, or working with young adults
● Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and nurture relationships
● Works in systematic and proactive ways
● Good listener, enjoys conversations and has a positive and direct communication style
● Resilient and physically fit
● Current documentation
○ Police check
○ Working with vulnerable people card
○ Current first aid certificate
○ Driver’s license
○ Or willingness to apply for these
To apply: Please complete the application form found here.

Further Information: Contact Karen Caldwell – mob: 0406886330
Closing Date: Tuesday 23 April 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. Capital Lakes’ Harry Glackin won his semi-final in the under-23 men’s single scull; while beating junior superstar Cormac Kennedy-Leverett is a big ask, Harry is well placed to medal at his first nationals. ANU’s Hamish Harding is another well-placed to medal after winning his semi-final in the under-21 lightweight men’s single scull. ANU’s Nicola Greenland finished second in her semi-final in the under-21 women’s single scull, while ACT High Performance athlete Ash Nicholls is also through to the A Final in the under-21 men’s single scull.

The Canberra Girls Grammar under-19 coxed four of Zara Collisson, Grace Turner, Anna Khan, Harriet Wallace and Issy Shaw put Tuesday’s disappointment behind them to win through to their final. After being pipped into a finals spot by just 0.41s – and only 0.73s behind the winner – the CGGS crew led from start to finish to clinch their place in the final. Also making through to finals tomorrow are the CGGS double crew of Georgina Wallace & Jenna Oerder; the Capital Lakes double of Cara Brugeaud & Aisling Doyle; and the ANU double of Lilli Reardon & Allulah-Beth Collins, along with ANU’s Jana Pretorius.

Caleb Antill made it two from two when he won his open men’s double scull heat; Caleb’s win in the semi-final along with Luke Letcher’s fifth means that Caleb is now confirmed as the ACT representative in the interstate men’s single scull on Sunday. Other rowers in tomorrow’s B Finals include ANU’s Alexandra Moylan, Allulah-Beth Collins, Lilli Reardon, Jana Pretorius, and Maxine Rennie, and Capital Lakes’ Nicholas Tanner.

Full Canberra Results

Under-21 Women’s Single ScullAllulah-Beth CollinsANU6thB Final
Under-21 Women’s Single ScullLilli ReardonANU5thB Final
Under-21 Women’s Single ScullNicola GreenlandANU2ndA Final
Under-23 Women’s Single ScullJana PretoriusANU8thB Final
Under-23 Men’s Single ScullHarry GlackinCLRC1stA Final
Open Men’s Single ScullLuke LetcherBMRC5thB Final
Open Men’s Single ScullCaleb AntillANU1stA Final
Under-21 Lightweight Women’s Single ScullAlexandra MoylanANU8thB Final
Under-21 Lightweight Women’s Single ScullMaxine RennieANU5thB Final
Under-21 Lightweight Men’s Single ScullHamish HardingANU1stA Final
Under-21 Lightweight Men’s Single ScullNicholas TannerCLRC5thB Final
Under-17 Women’s Double ScullGeorgina Wallace, Jenna OerderCGGS4thFinal
Under-19 Women’s Double ScullCara Brugeaud, Aisling DoyleCLRC3rdFinal
Under-19 Women’s Double ScullElisabeth Gregory, Lily Smith-SaarinenRadford7thOut
Under-19 Women’s Coxed FourNeve James, Alice Maxwell, Madeline McGuinness, Ella Kerr, cox Andrea NewhamCGGSScratched
Under-19 Women’s Coxed FourZara Collisson, Grace Turner, Anna Khan, Harriet Wallace, cox Issy ShawCGGS1stFinal
Under-21 Women’s Double ScullLilli Reardon, Allulah-Beth CollinsANU2ndFinal
Under-23 Women’s Double ScullJana PretoriusANU2ndFinal
Open Men’s Double ScullCaleb AntillANU1stFinal
Under-23 Lightweight Women’s Double ScullNicholas Tanner, Matthew NortonCLRCDNSOut
Under-17 Women’s Coxed Quad ScullNeve James, Madeline McGuinness, Georgina Wallace, Jenna Oerder, cox Andrea NewhamCGGS3rdSemi-Final
Under-17 Men’s Coxed Quad ScullTyson Munro, Angus Abbott, Sam Roberts, Ethan Toscan, cox Jemima GreenRadford5thRepechage
Under-17 Men’s Coxed Quad ScullToby McCormack, Lachlan Kirkpatrick, Zak Levine, Angus Whitford, cox Henry NguyenCGS5thRepechage
Under-19 Women’s Quad ScullElisabeth Gregory, Jacinta Buckman, Cara Brugeaud, Aisling DoyleCLRC/Radford3rdRepechage
Under-19 Women’s Quad ScullSamuel Earle, Lucas Lang, Joseph Walker, Damien SchroderRadford6thRepechage

Finals Thursday March 28

Under-21 Women’s Single ScullAllulah-Beth CollinsANUB Final9:05
Under-21 Women’s Single ScullLilli ReardonANUB Final9:05
Under-21 Women’s Single ScullNicola GreenlandANUA Final9:10
Under-21 Men’s Single ScullAsh NichollsSydneyA Final9:20
Under-23 Women’s Single ScullJana PretoriusANUB Final9:45
Under-23 Men’s Single ScullHarry GlackinCLRCA Final10:00
Open Women’s Single ScullCara GrzeskowiakCLRCA Final10:30
Open Men’s Single ScullLuke LetcherBMRCB Final10:35
Open Men’s Single ScullCaleb AntillANUA Final10:40
Under-21 Lightweight Women’s Single ScullMaxine RennieANUB Final11:05
Under-21 Lightweight Women’s Single ScullAlexandra MoylanANUB Final11:05
Under-21 Lightweight Men’s Single ScullNicholas TannerCLRCB Final11:15
Under-21 Lightweight Men’s Single ScullHamish HardingANUA Final11:20
Under-23 Lightweight Women’s Single ScullJilly RobertsANUA Final11:30
Under-23 Lightweight Men’s Single ScullNathan KennedyANUA Final11:40
Open Lightweight Men’s Single ScullWilliam ClarkANUFinal12:10
PR3 Women’s Single ScullNikki AyersCLRCFinal12:30

Rowing ACT would like to announce the following athletes have been selected for the 2019 ACT State Rowing Team that will compete at Nationals at the end of March.

M 1x: TBD between Caleb Antill (ANUBC) & Luke Letcher (BMRC)

W 1x: Cara Grzeskowiak (CLRC)

PR3 W 1x: Nikki Ayers (CLRC)

LM 4-: Nathan Kennedy (ANUBC), Hamish Harding (ANUBC), Will Clark (ANUBC) & Tom Perry (CRC)

Congratulations to all of the rowers who trialed, and thankyou to the selectors Donna Martin & Bruce Hick. Anyone who would like feedback on their trials can email

Congratulations to Patrick Davoren – Rowing ACT’s newest Life Member!

The ACT Rowing community voted whole-heartedly and unanimously to accept the resolution to confer Life Membership on Pat at the Association’s AGM last night. Pat joins a very select group as the 8th Rowing ACT Life Member.

Pat started rowing in Canberra in 1964, the year the Lake filled and competition began.

Pat has a long history of service to rowing in Canberra and was a committee member of the then ACT Rowing Association as early as 1967. He has been Vice-president, Treasurer and Secretary in both Rowing ACT and the Canberra Rowing Club over the decades since, as well as being Captain and Vice-Captain in the Canberra Rowing Club. He was a Committee member/Director of Rowing ACT for 14 continuous years and only stepped aside in 2017 to make way for others. Pat remains RACT’s and CRC’s Public Officer.

Pat has always exercised a whole-of-rowing approach and has been a strong advocate for expanding participation in the sport. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of rowing, particularly in the ACT. Rowing has greatly benefited from Pat’s contributions and the Board proposes his contribution be recognised by Member Clubs.

The Resolution was passed 22 August, 2018.
A fitting recognition of Pat for his many years of valuable service to the sport of Rowing in the ACT.

World Cup II

Australia has had some fantastic results last week at World Cup II in Linz, Austria including winning gold in both the Men’s and Women’s Fours.

Canberrans Luke Letcher (BMRC) and Caleb Antill (ANUBC), along with David Watts and Alexander Purnell, raced against 12 other countries in the Men’s Quad Scull. Racing through a tough A-final, they pushed through to fourth place in the final 500m, however Germany just beat them to the podium by 0.78 of a second.

The crew will race again at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland on 13 – 15 July.

Henley Womens Regatta

Cara Grzeskowiak (CLRC) took out the Championship Women’s Single at the Henley Women’s Regatta over the weekend, racing five times over three days. In her final race she raced against Fiona Ewing from Sydney Rowing Club to win the George Innes Cup. Cara now heads over to the Netherlands to compete in the Holland Beker Regatta.

Black Mountain Rowing Club invites all of the rowing community to join them in celebrating the conclusion of the rowing year and to recognise the efforts of our hard-working Boat Race Officials.

$10 per adult, under 18 free.

Bubbles with the BROs Flyer 2018



We would like to invite current and former school rowers/coxswains and school leavers aged 16-25 to participate in a Rowing ACT survey. The survey consists of 15 questions and should take around 5 minutes to complete.

Please click on the link to complete the survey and share this link with school students and school leavers who no longer row/cox.

By completing the survey you have the opportunity to win one of three $50 gift vouchers.

Background information for the survey

As revealed in Rowing ACT membership data, as well as the Australia-wide Gemba Rowing Participation Opportunities Report 2014, participation in rowing declines significantly when rowers/coxswains leave school. Rowing ACT is conducting this survey to gain further insight into the attitudes of current and former rowers/coxswains aged 16-25 years old, which will help us to address any common barriers to participating in rowing/coxing after school.

The survey poses to questions to understand why school rowers/coxswains and school leavers enjoy being part of Rowing ACT, why they choose to continue or stop being involved, and what they want to get out of being part of Rowing ACT. The results compiled at the end of this survey will help Rowing ACT understand the attitudes and aspirations of rowers/coxswains aged 16-25 years old. This information can then be used to improve the retention rate of rowers/coxswains transitioning from school rowing programs into club rowing programs as well as ongoing engagement with Rowing ACT (eg as coaches and volunteers).

Terms and conditions

  1. Completing this survey is entirely voluntary.
  2. You can choose to remain anonymous. We will aggregate the results and not seek to identify you. However, if you want to enter the draw to win one of three $50 gift vouchers you will need to provide your name and contact details at the end of the survey, which we will only use to contact you if you win.
  3. All information collected will be handled securely and in accordance with Rowing ACT’s privacy policy
  4. The purpose of this survey is to help Rowing ACT understand why school rowers/coxswains and school leavers enjoy being part of Rowing ACT, why they choose to continue or stop being involved, and what they want to get out of being part of Rowing ACT.