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With recent floods, Sydney International Regatta Centre is experiencing a severe algal bloom and as such Paddle Australia have relocated one of their Asia-Pacific regatta to Lake Burley Griffin. They will be running a competition on the Regatta course on Yarramundi Reach from Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May, with competition expected to start at 9am each day. Rowing ACT asks the community to avoid utilising the regatta course during their competition hours, and we will ensure to communicate the precise starting times where possible.

Paddle Australia will be utilising the Rowing ACT 1000m Start Platform, meaning that the platform will be moored on the 1000m start line for the duration of this competition. Lights will be attached to the platform for safety during the competition period, and we will do our best to ensure that the platform is moored in a safe location off the course as much as possible. Normal traffic flows will remain throughout this period.

Paddle Crews will training on Lake Burley Griffin from Monday 6th of May. Please keep an eye out for any crews during during training sessions (and welcome them to Canberra!).

Rowing ACT and Paddle Australia thank the community for your support. If anyone is interested in helping out, Paddle Australia has asked if we have anyone who could volunteer during the competition, which if you are available, we encourage you to help out. If you are available please get in contact with Sarah at

If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Sarah at

This Saturday 28 January an electric motor manufacturer will be visiting Canberra and provide everyone with the opportunity to test their products. This will be at the Black Mountain Rowing Shed from 9am, with all members of the rowing community encouraged to attend and ask questions of the manufacturer.

Rowing ACT is pleased to launch blazers that can be purchased by members of the community. The blazers are custom made by Noone, and feature a royal blue blazer, with gold, black and blue piping, with the Rowing ACT logo embroidered on the breast pocket. The blazers come in a unisex fit.

Blazers are able to be purchased by ACT Interstate (including Masters) Team Members (past and present), ACT Olympians and Paralympians (past and present), Boat Race Officials, Board Members, Staff and Life Members.

For past and former ACT Interstate (including Masters) Team Members, the Rowing ACT logo can be replaced with the ACT Crest if desired. This pocket will be affixed once the blazers have been delivered.

The blazers can also be embroidered with significant achievements in rowing. Full details on embroidery are included on the attached Rowing ACT Blazer Policy, which has been approved by the Board.

The cost of blazers are $319 which is to be paid to Rowing ACT prior to the order being confirmed. Anyone interested in purchasing a blazer is asked to provide the following to by 21 October. Delivery of the blazers is anticipated in January 2023.


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Breast Pocket: Rowing ACT logo or ACT Crest (past members of the ACT Interstate/Masters Interstate Team only)

Embroidery (please provide details of all embroidery – embroidery to be arranged on delivery of the blazes and invoiced separately):

Rowing ACT has released a statement on training at home to help people train safely while they are not able to use their normal facilities.

For more information, click here

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.

Our July E-News is out! You can view it in the Newsletter section of the website: Newsletters
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Thank you to everyone who responded to the inaugural School Leaver Survey, and congratulations to the 3 random prize winners: Sarah Davoren, John Baker and Chloe Wheel. You should receive an email shortly.

Rowing ACT will be analysing the results of the survey over the next few months to better 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).

Daramalan is currently seeking a suitable candidate for the role of Head Rowing Coach.

View the advertisement including selection criteria and roles and responsibilities here: Rowing Club Head Coach Role Application Form (June 2018)