A DRAFT Race schedule has been published for the combined regattas of the Cambridge Town Cup and the North Island Championships and can be viewed HERE At the moment the Race Schedule cannot be accessed at www.rowit.co.nz as there are still some technical challeges to be resolved around combining the regattas.
Entries have now opened for the North Island Clubs Championship Regatta with initial entry limits in place for small boats. This regatta has no per athlete limit. The racing for the regatta will start on the Saturday and conclude on the Monday. A more complete and updated page for the regatta can be seen HERE
Entries have now opened for the Cambridge Town Cup Regatta with entry limits in place for small boats. The usual per athlete limit of 3 races per athlete applies to this regatta. It is planned at this stage for the regatta to start at about 9am instead of the traditional 11am start. A more complete and updated page for the regatta can be seen HERE
Waikato RC have taken a substantial lead again this year in the points race for the Karapiro Trophy with Hamilton Boys High School and Waikato Diocesan School collecting the bulk of the points for the club. The Top Ten clubs at the Christmas Regatta are as below:
|North Shore RC||70|
|West End RC||44|
|Hawkes Bay RC||33|
|Kings College RC||28|
|Star Boating Club||28|
This year, the Christmas Regatta sees the largest number of crews ever entered at a rowing regatta at Lake Karapiro with currently 1810 crews entered and supplementary entries not due to close until Wednesday morning at 8am. Supplementary entries do not increase the size of the regatta, but just fill empty lanes in existing races. This year we have currently 2249 athletes attending the regatta which is down from the 2014 peak of 2273 athletes. To put the regatta size into perspective, the last time that Karapiro Rowing ran the Maadi Cup in 2015, there were 2184 athletes competing in 1507 crews. In six years, the regatta has grown from 1133 crews to todays high of 1810.
Waikato Rowing Club have established a commanding 65 point lead over rivals North Shore in the Karapiro Trophy after the Karapiro Club Regatta last weekend. The Karapiro Trophy is a points trophy that is competed for over four regattas this season with the North Island Vlub Champs being the final regatta. Waikato hold first place with 134 points, followed by North Shore with 69 points and St Georges one point ahead of Auckland on 34 points.
As a result of the success of the Trial of the new coxswain weigh-in procedure, the decision has been made to extend the trial to the Christmas Regatta with a couple of small internal enhancements that will go un-noticed from the coxswains or coaches point of view. These enhancements are around data management and do not affect the weigh-in procedure.n If the new system works well for the Christmas Regatta, then the procedure will be reviewed by Karapiro Rowing with a view to making it the standard procedure for coxswain weigh-in at Karapiro Regattas. This will not include any regattas run under the NZSSRA rules.
This year Karapiro Rowing are going to tril a new coxswain weighing procedure for its regattas. Instead of coxswains weighing in between one and two hours before their first race, they will now be required to weighin before each and every race as they go onto the water. This has some advantages and streamlines the whole weighin process as it dispenses with all the paperwork that was required before. It also means no more 5:30am starts for coxswains and regatta volunteers as in previous years. It also allows only deadweight to be weighed after the race and allows the safety inspection of life jackets being worn during the race.
|North Shore RC||139|
|West End RC||63|
|Kings College RC||58|
|St Georges RC||49|
|Hawkes Bay RC||33|
|Star Boating Club||29|
|Auckland Grammar RC||19|
|Bay of Plenty Coast RC||15|
|Wanganui Collegiate School RC||12|
|St Kentigern College RC||10|
|Shore School (Australia)||10|
|St Pauls Collegiate School RC||5|
|Canberra Girls Grammar (Australia)||3|
|Commercial RC (Australia)||1|
|Counties Manakau RC||1|
|Eastern Bay Scullers RC||1|
|Te Awamutu RC||1|