|North Shore RC||85|
As a result of continued growth for most of the regattas that Karapiro Rowing host during the year and as a result of feedback received from a coaches survey at the last Maadi Cup, the time has come to make some changes to the boat park for this coming season. The trailer parking at the rear of the centre island of the boat park has been removed and is being replaced with additional boat racks. Additional trailer parking spaces are being provided in Judd Lane both on the grassed area and on the metalled area which the council will eventually have grassed. This will reduce the parking capacity in Judd Lane for Mini Buses and Towing Vehicles. This change will provide storage for 104 additional boats in an area that previously housed empty boat trailers. This new arrangement will be trialled at the Karapiro Club Regatta.
The 2016 - 2018 Tentsite tender round closed on Friday the 21st October at 5pm with more tenders than sites available recieved. Not all tenders were accepted and as a result, only 11 sites have been let. The draw for sites has now been done and is as follows for the next two rowing seasons.
|1a||Diocesan School for Girls|
|2a||St Kentigern College|
|4a||Sacred Heart College Auckland|
|5a||Tauranga Girls College|
|6a||St Peters College|
|7a||St Pauls Collegiate School|
|8a||Westlake Girls High School|
|9a||Westlake Boys High School|
|10a||Waikato Diocesan School|
|11a||Tauranga Boys College|
This year the Spring Regatta will be raced on the new 1000m course instead of the traditional 2000m course as been the case in the past. The new 1000m course offers some advantages particularly at this time of year. November is notorius for winds the new course is considerably more sheltered than the 2000m course. The decision has been supported by requests from Clubs and Schools for a shorter race distance for athletes at the start of the season as they find that three 2000m races are difficult. The new race distance will be reviewed after the regatta and a decision made as to whether 1000m will be retained for next year or a return to the traditional 2000m.
Karapiro Rowing would like to extend the opportunity to all Clubs and Schools to take part in the 2016 Tender Round for the first twelve tent sites on the spectator embankment at Lake Karapiro for the next two rowing seasons. Interested parties can optain a set of tender documents by submitting a request to Karapiro Rowing at this email address