REGATTA DAYS

REGATTA DAYS

UPCOMING REGATTAS

ACT OPEN MASTERS AND GRADE CHAMPIONSHIPS - SATURDAY 2 MARCH & SUNDAY 3 MARCH 2024

The ACT Open, Masters and Grade Championships, hosted by CRC, will be held in Canberra this weekend over 2 days. 

MARIST REGATTA - SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2024

Rowing ACT will require volunteers for this regatta. MCCRC will also run a Canteen on this day so volunteers will also be required for this. Sign up sheets will be provided in due course. 

A reminder there are a number of hazards on regatta days including water, playground equipment, cars, crowds, strangers etc and boys remain the responsiblity of parents (not coaches).


SYDNEY ROWING CLUB REGATTA - SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2024

NSW SCHOOLBOY HEAD OF THE RIVER (SBHOTR) - SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2024

Congratulations to all participants in the regatta's held in Penrith over the weekend. A fantastic weekend of rowing with some wonderful results! 

CLICK HERE for photos from Sydney Rowing Club Regatta - Saturday 24 February 2024

CLICK HERE for photos from NSW SBHOTR - Sunday 25 February 2024


ACT JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2024

ACT HEAD OF THE LAKE - SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2024

CLICK HERE to view Marist at the ACT Junior Championships & ACT Head of the Lake.

CLICK HERE to view other photos from the ACT Junior Championships & ACT Head of the Lake. 

A huge thank you to all our Pontoon and Canteen volunteers and, as always thank you Colette for capturing these wonderful images! 


NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS (SIRC) - FRIDAY 9 - SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2024

CLICK HERE to view photos from the NSW Championships at SIRC in Penrith. Thank you again to Colette for these wonderful images! 


NSW SMALL BOAT REGATTA (SIRC) - SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2024

Congratulations to all our competitors!

CLICK HERE to view Juniors at the NSW Small Boats Regatta at SIRC in Penrith.

CLICK HERE to view Seniors at the NSW Small Boats Regatta at SIRC in Penrith.


ANU REGATTA - SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2024

The first regatta of the calendar year was a huge success!! Well done to all our rowers & thank you once again to our amazing coaches for their time and continued commitment during the holidays and also to our volunteers for assistance with the canteen and to our wonderful photographer Colette for capturing some great images from the day! 

CLICK HERE to view photos of MCCRC at the ANU Regatta.


CGS REGATTA - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2023

Thanks once again to all our volunteers, coaches and supporters for your efforts this year. 

CLICK HERE to view photoos of MCCRC at the CGS Regatta + additional photos


RADFORD REGATTA - SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2023

Thank you to all our volunteers for your assistance with the MCCRC Canteen on the weekend! It is wonderful to see so many parents, grandparents & siblings along the shore cheering our competitors on!

CLICK HERE to view photos of MCCRC at the Radford Regatta.


MARIST & CGGS SOCIAL EVENT - SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2023

Thank you to CGGS for hosting Marist for a wonderful social event on Saturday 11 November and thank you to Colette Harkin for documenting the fun day! 
CLICK HERE for photos from this event.


BMRC/DARRAMALAN REGATTA - SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2023

Well done to all our rowers that competed at the Black Mountain Rowing Club/ Darramalan Regatta on Saturday 4 November! 
Congratulations to our Club Captain Charles Carter and Vice Captain Austin Bennie! Thank you to Mr Hutchison and Farther Richard for attending the Blessing of the Boats and Awards Presentations at the Marist Sheds, as well as all the volunteers and family members for their support throughout the day.
A huge thank you also to Colette Harkin for capturing these fantastic images; 
MCCRC at BMRC/Darramalan Regatta: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjB29QP
General photos at BMRC/ Darramalan Regatta: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjB272R


UPCOMING REGATTA DAYS

Regattas are a great opportunity to bring the rowing club together and for rowers to put what they have learned in training into age and skill appropriate racing conditions.

Regatta days can be hectic and demanding, there is always a lot going on at the sheds, at the racecourse and on the pontoons and conditions can change quickly.

There is a lot of information to be communicated before a regatta. The committee will endeavour to circulate this information as early as possible. The club is often not able to release information until after the race schedule has been released by Rowing ACT. In some cases, information may not be circulated until the night before a regatta.

The best source of information for regatta day will be this website and your son’s age group manager.


ACT REGATTA'S - START TIMES & LOCATION

ACT Regatta's are held on Lake Burley Griffin (Weston Park) and boats are rowed from the Yarralumla shed to the starting position.

On regatta day, rowers will have different start times and start locations depending on their race times and boat allocation. It is important to know where rowers are required to be and when. Failure to be at the right place at the right time can have significant impact, for example, a rower showing up to the racecourse instead of the MCCRC Boat Shed will leave a crew short a rower to row a boat to the racecourse.


WHERE TO FIND REGATTA INFORMATION

The “Marist Rowing Spreadsheet” is the critical document to understand where each rower needs to be and when. The spreadsheet is released a day or two before the regatta and can change at short notice. A new spreadsheet is created for each regatta.

The spreadsheet is a comprehensive list of the following important information for every rower in MCCRC and includes each rower’s:
• race number
• race time
• race lane allocation
• heat/final number
• crew names
• coxswain
• boat name
• pick up and return location of the boat

A copy of the Marist Rowing Spreadsheet will be linked to this page and a copy will be at the MCCRC tent at each regatta, it will be updated through the day as the regatta progresses. Coaches and Year Managers should also keep a copy with them on regatta days to assist in managing rowers.

We strongly recommend that rowers write their race numbers rae times and lane numbers on their arms or legs to ensure they remember where they need to be and when.

The Rowing ACT website will contain up-to-date race times, finals allocations and results (however, this does not include information relevant to Marist rowers - ie boat allocations etc, hence why the Marist Rowing Spreadsheet is important).


ROWER RESPONSIBILITIES 

Rowers will have responsibilities on regatta days which extend beyond simply showing up to race. Rowers may be expected to arrive at the regatta well ahead of their race time to perform the following tasks help the club get prepared for the regatta:
• setting up slings at the Boat Shed
• rigging boats at the Boat Shed
• rowing boats to the racecourse
• rowing boats from the racecourse back to the Boat Shed after the regatta
• cleaning boats
• un-rigging boats
• packing up slings
• general boat shed clean up


REGATTA UNIFORM

All rowers are required to wear the approved MCCRC uniform at training and regattas, both on and off the water. This is required for safety reasons and also encourages a sense of pride as a rowing squad and school.

The uniform is compulsory and students are NOT permitted to wear anything other than what is listed. Failure to comply with the uniform requirements may result in a rower being unable to row at a regatta. 

Approved regatta uniform includes:
• MCCRC zootie (available from the Marist uniform store)
• MCCRC long sleeve rash shirt (available from the Marist uniform store)
• MCCRC cap (White cap with MCCRC logo – available for purchase from the rowing club)
• MCCRC long sleeve rugby jumper or Marist PE jacket
• Sports shoes for running warm ups
• Grey Marist school socks
• Sunglasses (optional but highly recommended)
• Slides/Crocs (optional for getting in and out of boats on the pontoons)

All rowers are required to wear their Marist PE uniform (not house shirts) to and from the regatta and whilst on shore at the regatta (not when rowing).

Rowers should bring a hat, water, sunscreen, food and warm clothing as regatta day can be very demanding and conditions can changq quickly.

Rowers should check with their coaches prior to the regatta, which direction of traffic flow is in effect on the water.


MARIST ROWING SPREADSHEET

Regatta spreadsheet links will be available close to the regatta date:
Saturday 4 November 2023, BMRC/Daramalan Regatta, Yarramundi Reach (Yarralumla racecourse)
Saturday 18 November 2023, Radford Regatta, Yarramundi Reach (Yarralumla racecourse)
Saturday 2 December 2023, CGS Regatta, Yarramundi Reach (Yarralumla racecourse)
Saturday 3 February 2024, ANU Boat Club Regatta, Yarramundi Reach (Yarralumla racecourse)
Saturday 17 February 2024, ACT Head of the Lake, Yarramundi Reach (Yarralumla racecourse)
Sunday 18 February 2024, ACT Junior Championships, Yarramundi Reach (Yarralumla racecourse)


SAVE THE DATE:

Tuesday 26 March 2024 - Presentation evening at Marist College. Details to be provided in due course.