Category: News

New ACT Trophy for Men’s Champion Under 19 Single Scull

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 […]

Geoff Northam appointed to World U23 Championships jury

FISA announced today that Rowing ACT boat race official Geoff Northam has been appointed to the jury of umpires for the World Rowing Under 23 Championships. This is great recognition for Geoff, who is a stalwart of rowing in Canberra and is one of Rowing ACT’s and Rowing Australia’s top umpires. The Championships will be […]

Executive Officer Vacancy

Please be aware that applications for the position of Executive Officer, Rowing ACT, was recently advertised with Sportspeople.   The detail is repeated below.   Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer Rowing ACT.  Applications should be submitted by 14th February 2018.  The Board reserves the right to consider late applications. Responsible to: The […]

Want to row for Australia? Rowing ACT Talent ID Testing Dates

  If you are aged between 13 and 17, are tall for your age, and would like to try rowing, come along to our testing day. Rowing ACT in conjunction with the ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) and Rowing Australia are conducting a Talent ID program to identify and produce our next Olympians. The Talent […]

ANUBC Regatta – Reminder to wear correct colours/zootie

Please be advised that RACT intends to fine rowers that are competing in colours/zooties that are not the registered colours/zooties of the clubs or school under which they have entered the regatta.   We are aware of the two schools who have previously advised that they are working through new zooties and may not have […]

Regatta Cancelled 2 December

Regrettably tomorrow’s CGGS & CGS Regatta has been cancelled. The latest Bureau of Meteorology weather forecast for tomorrow is for rain of between 25 and 60mm, winds of 30-45km per hour and a possible thunderstorm. As per Rule 90 (RA Rule Book as used by Rowing ACT), the above forecast conditions would present unsafe conditions for rowers and […]

Paul Thompson Inducted into ACT Sport Hall of Fame

ACT local coach Paul Thompson will be inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame on Friday 1 December. Thompson currently coaches the Great Britain women’s rowing team and has previously coached Australian and British teams to Olympic glory. He has led medal winning boats at every Olympic Games since Atlanta in 1996 and boasts […]

Photo Competition is on again

The very successful photo competition held last year by Rowing ACT is up and running again this year.  We invite you to submit your PHOTOS AND VIDEOS to the 2018 photo & video competition via Facebook  or email by 31 March 2018. Anyone can enter – rowers, coaches, officials or spectators.  All entries must be related to […]

RACT School Pathway 8+ Development Camp #2

The School Pathways 8+ Development Camp #2 will be held this Saturday November 18th 2pm – 4pm and Sunday November 19th 10am – 12pm at the ACTAS Boatshed. What is School Pathway 8+? A Rowing Australia Initiative designed to provide opportunity for school athletes to develop along the pathway with the aim to progress towards […]


Rowing ACT invites applications for the position of Talent Identification (TID) coach. Applications should be made to by COB 8 November. A. POSITION OBJECTIVES The TID Coach is to coach rowers in the TID program to develop their skills and to identify those with the potential to progress within the Rowing ACT High Performance […]