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Rowing ACT has a new perpetual trophy – The Tarcoola Trophy which has been donated by the Letcher family. It is to be awarded to the winner of the ACT Champion U19 Men’s Single Scull.
The Letcher family have been significant contributors to ACT Rowing.
Luke has won multiple National Championships (including the National Under 19 single scull title) and is a current member of the Australian team.
Vicky is active in BMRC administration and has been on the Rowing ACT Board and can be seen on regatta days out on the water as a BRO and as a competitor.
Graham is our diligent photographer providing excellent photos for every regatta for Facebook.

The trophy is to be called the Tarcoola Trophy.
It is named after Tarcoola Reach.
This is the reach that runs from the AIS shed past Radford to BMRC.
This stretch of water is a favorite for the Letcher family.




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ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry opened the $1.4 million Capital Lakes boathouse this morning in wonderful autumn weather that highlighted this great facility in a beautiful location.

Rowing in the ACT commenced in East Basin in 1964, out of a Boathouse that has since become the Boathouse Restaurant, and although most clubs have migrated to the more sheltered waters west of the City, and the regatta venue is no longer under Kings Avenue Bridge, Capital Lakes have been keen to continue to row from this end of the lake.

Both the club and Rowing ACT are grateful for the ACT Government support in building this boathouse to replace the various past boathouses that hosted the many clubs that rowed from this part of the lake, including the infamous nissen hut in Kingston Boat Harbour.

This beautiful new rowing facility is an opportunity to continue to grow our sport and enable more Canberrans to enjoy the lake out of a community club.

Come and celebrate with your crew at the 2017 Rowing ACT Presentation function on Sunday 30th April. There is no cost and refreshments and finger food will be served at one of Canberra’s great venues, University House. Apart from presenting trophies to winning crews, we will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the ACT winning the King’s Cup for Inter-State Eights, with several of the crew members in attendance. Guest speakers include Nick McDonald-Crowley, a member of this Champion crew and Nick Hunter who was an observer of this great win.

All clubs and crews are welcome to attend. It will be a great afternoon.
The ACT’s Inter-State win in 1997 was conspicuous as the only time between 1985 and 1999 that Victoria did not win the King’s Cup. Some Victorians still hold a grudge.

ACT single scullers Tom Perry and Caleb Antill have both had great National Championships in Penrith in their respective single sculls races.

Tom rows for Canberra Rowing Club and he had dominant performance to take the lead near the half way mark and push out to a 4 second win from Hong Kong sculler Hin Chun Chiu, and Mercantile’s Red Mathews. This was a great win against international competition for Tom. He has had a great season both locally and nationally.
World Under 23 Champion quad sculler Caleb Antill from ANU has built on last season’s International form to win the Australian under 23 Single Sculls Championship. Caleb is now part of the National Training Center in Canberra, and he has benefited from the hard work that he put in after last year’s World Championship. Caleb led throughout his race to win by nearly 4 seconds from Black Mountain Rowing Club’s Tyron Boorman. Tyron, who was part of the successful Australian Under 21 team last year had a very controlled race to row from 4th in the early stages to his second place in the final.

These are all great results for coaches Renae Domaschenz and Andrew Randell.

We look forward to these and other results for the various ACT combinations over the remaining events at the National regatta

Rowing ACT has decided to cancel the proposed regatta that was to be held on Easter Saturday.

The Association has made this decision due to burnout of our Boat Race officials, and our potential difficulty in being able to have enough officials to manage the regatta.

We apologise to any competitors who had planned to compete. If you are locally based, we seek your assistance in swelling our numbers of Boat Race officials next season

On Canberra Day (next Monday) the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet will re-open and this provides an opportunity to celebrate its rejuvenation. The jet will operate three times during the day (8:00-10:00am, 3:00-5:00pm, 7:00-9:00pm) and perhaps some of our crews that are out training could venture down into Central Basin in the 8am to 10am time slot to provide some color and movement as a backdrop for the thousands of photos that will be taken of the jet on the day.

Rowers have been asked to avoid the Molonlgo River all day on Saturday 25 February and be alert to kayakers on East Basin, Central basin and West Basin on the morning of Sunday 26 February.

The Burley Griffin Canoe Club is hosting the NSW State Marathon Championships on Saturday 25th February.
The event will be run all day (8am till 5pm), on the Molonglo River between Dairy Rd Bridge and the Hospice.

Please avoid the Molonglo River on Saturday 25 February.The Burley Griffin Canoe Club is conducting its annual ‘Burley Griffin Bash’ paddle event on Sunday morning. The event will be conducted over courses on the Molonglo River, East Basin, Central Basin and West Basin around Springbank and Spinnaker Islands, between 8am and 12 noon.
Scullers and crews are asked to keep a very keen lookout for paddlers in those areas on the day.


We have been asked by Rowing Tasmania to share this advertisement for a Launceston-based Coach as part of the Pathway Program.