Canberra Rowing Club Win the 2016/17 Point Score Premiership

The ACT summer rowing season has wrapped up following the Head of the Lake regatta.

Canberra Rowing Club (CRC) have won their 5th consecutive Point Score Premiership, collecting both the Women’s and Men’s Premierships along the way.

The Premiership race was close leading into the final regatta of the season at the ACT Championships, with CRC, Radford and Black Mountain Rowing Club (BMRC) all still in contention. A dominant performance from CRC at the double-points Championships secured them the pennant. They won the Phere Niki Trophy for Most Successful Club at the ACT Championships as well as the prestigious Uriarra Cup (Open Men’s Eight), Banjo Cup (Men’s Four) and President’s Shovel (Men’s 2nd Grade Eight). Radford just edged out BMRC for 2nd on the season Point Score, with only 16.75 points separating the neighbouring clubs.

The Australian National University Boat Club (ANUBC) women also enjoyed a successful ACT Championships, winning the Jubilee Cup (Women’s Open Eight). ANUBC’s Jilly Roberts beat her doubles partner Sarah Larkin to win the Scullers Cup for Champion Women’s Single Sculls.

Canberra Girls Grammar School won the Greg Welsh Cup (Schoolgirl’s Eight).

The full 2016/17 Point Score can be found at


The ACT Head of the Lake featured school versus school racing for the last event on the summer season calendar. Canberra Girls Grammar School was the Girls Point Score winner, with Marist taking out the Boys Point Score.

The ACT Championships and Head of the Lake were the final hit-outs for rowers heading to the Australian Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, 27 March – 2 April.


Members of Canberra Rowing Club pose with their hard-earned silverware following a successful ACT Championships