Category: News

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 […]

Cancellation of Masters Regatta on Easter Saturday

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 […]

‘The Perfect Finish’ ACT Coaches & Senior Athletes Seminar

Rowing ACT is proud to present “The Perfect Finish” a rowing coaching seminar for all ACT Coaches & Senior Athletes. When: 6.30pm – 7.30pm Wednesday 8th March Where: Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill – Burton Theatre Cost: Entry by gold coin donation at the door Presenters: Lyall McCarthy – Olympic Gold Medal Coach Presenting on […]


Rowing ACT has announced the process by which ACT State crews will be selected for the 2017 Australian Masters Rowing Championships. The Inter-state events are: Women’s Eight Women’s Quad Men’s Eight Men’s Quad All nominees will be required to complete a 1000m time trial at 8am on Sunday 19th March 2017. Please send crew and […]

Reminder to put lights on boats before dawn and after sunset

We have received reports of crews and scullers without lights when training in darkness before dawn. All clubs should have a supply of lights. All crews should check the batteries in the lights to ensure they are visible.

Kayak events on Molonglo and LBG on 25th and 26th February

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 […]

Rowing ACT has advertised for a new Head Coach

The ad is listed on Sportspeople here:

ANU Regatta – Steve Fairbairn Cup won by Newington College

The ANU Regatta, which was held on 4 February, was the biggest regatta of the 2016-17 Season and we thank everyone for their participation.  We were fortunate that the regatta ran its full schedule despite earlier concerns over wind and heat. We had a number of interstate clubs participating.    In order of the number of […]

Major Update of the By-Laws – what is involved

 A significant update of the By-Laws becomes operable today.   The main changes relate to the Status Rules, regatta cancellation and the Code of Conduct.  The By-Laws have also been updated to ensure the consistent use of terminology and an extended definitions section has been added to make reading easier.   The updated By-Laws are now […]


The Rowing ACT Board determined in 2016 to commence running regattas from the start of the 2016/17 season under a new grade system, similar to those already operating in other states. Since October three grade regattas have been successfully held, with each progressively familiarising and transitioning the local rowing community to the new system. The […]