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State Team Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2019 ACT State Team.  Please see the High Performance > State Team page for more information


In Tokyo today Rowing ACT umpire Catherine Garrington qualified for her international rowing (FISA) umpires licence.   Catherine is one of Rowing ACT’s long-standing regatta officials. She is known to many local rowers as “the voice of the 1000m start”.   The rigorous exam was completed over two days, with a day of theory tests […]

New Boat Race Official Training

Are you interested in becoming one of our Boat Race Officials?  Boat Race Officials (BROs) are a vital part of Rowing ACT who volunteer their time to ensure that every regatta is fun, safe and run to a high standard. There are a variety of roles for BRO’s, some of which requiring a boat licence.  […]

Why Become an Umpire?

Written by Geoff Northam, RACT Chief BRO At a recent FISA regatta, I was asked by an umpiring colleague why we volunteer to be umpires.  At the time we were standing on the large concrete boat pontoon structure at the course, which we had come to call “the human griller”, because it was oppressively hot, […]

Registrations open for Talent Identification Testing

Know someone who should learn to row? Registrations are now open for Talent Identification Testing, as part of a National Rowing Talent ID Week.  This is aimed at non-rowers, aged approximately 13-16 years who show an interest in learning to row and reaching a competitive level. Those selected for the TID program will be coached […]

Australia wins Trans Tasman Series!

Australia has defeated New Zealand to retain the title for the U21 Trans Tasman Regatta! Congratulations to all of the rowers involved, including ACT rowers Alex Grzeskowiak (CLRC) and Nathan Kennedy (ANUBC). In the second stage of the regatta Alex again won the Mens Single Scull, while both he and Nathan rowed in the Eight […]

Patrick Davoren is Rowing ACT’s newest Life Member!

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 […]


Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer Rowing ACT.  Applications should be submitted by 31 August 2018.  Rowing ACT reserves the right to consider late applications. Does this sound like you? You have well-developed administrative skills and would like to work in a sports environment. You have a knowledge of rowing or the […]


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ROWING ACT INCORPORATED YMCA SAILING CLUB, ALEXANDRINA DRIVE, YARRALUMLA Wednesday 22 August 2018 at 6.00pm ANNOTATED AGENDA APOLOGIES Could Member Clubs please advise if they are not to be represented. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF 33rd AGM Circulated PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL REPORT Circulated to Member Clubs.  An abridged version is attached. […]