REGATTAS, AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS

REGATTAS, AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS

Our Club continues to have solid representation at local regattas as well as at the NSW State Championships, NSW Schoolboy Head of the River and in past seasons, the Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships (Nationals).  These interstate trips provide a strong sense of camaraderie not only amongst the boys but the broader Marist rowing community. We will continue building that spirit, to strengthen and grow our club.

ACT CLUB REGATTAS

During the regatta season ACT clubs and schools host various regattas. These regattas have school, open, masters and para events. They usually start from 7am and often finish early to mid-afternoon. Once competent, boys will have the opportunity to be nominated by coaches in appropriate events. It is expected boys will be attend the appropriate location and time. It is not unusual for boys to be required to attend the entire event. Usually there will be a club presentation for medal winners at the conclusion of the regatta.
 

ACT HEAD OF THE LAKE & ACT CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTAS

The ACT Head of the Lake and ACT Championships are traditionally held on one weekend, with racing held across both days in a double-header style competition. This is usually the culmination of the school regatta season in the ACT. This is a target regatta for our crews as the weekend will often attract visiting schools and provides MCCRC with a higher standard of competition than club regattas.


NSW SCHOOL BOY HEAD OF THE RIVER (SBHOR) REGATTA

The rowers will have the opportunity to compete in the NSW Schoolboy Head of the River regatta at SIRC in Penrith. While organized by the MCCRC Club, this event is run as a school excursion. There will be additional expenditure to cover transport, accommodation, and food. Naturally, the club will endeavour to minimise costs where possible and communication will occur in advance to allow families to make a decision about participation. Transport to and from Penrith is organised for all rowers.

NOTE: Some Senior Rowers may be required at the Boat Shed for the loading and unloading of boats before and after travel.
 

ADDITIONAL INTERSTATE REGATTAS FOR EXTENSION ROWERS

At times, coaches and extension rowers may wish to compete at a higher level of competition at interstate regattas, particularly at SIRC Penrith, including the NSW Championships or even the Australian National Championships. Attending these regattas are considered an extension of the Marist rowing program and will not be treated as a school excursion. Although the club will endeavour to provide assistance to families and coaches wishing to represent Marist and enter and compete in these regattas, considerations will need to be made with regard to the use, transport and care of club equipment. Families will be directly responsible for their children, and need to organise their own transport, accommodation, food and supervision.


2023/24 SEASON ACT REGATTA CALENDAR

Click here to view the ACT Regatta Calendar. 


DUAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP

To enhance their rowing opportunities, some boys may wish to concurrently join another rowing club. This may provide additional opportunities unable to be offered by MCCRC. It is expected these boys will fulfill their MCCRC training and competition obligations, as a priority.


AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS

Presentations are usually held at the conclusion of each regatta at the Yarralumla shed. Notice will be given as part of the regatta communication.

In addition, there are are number of MCCRC awards given each year in recognition of the boys outstanding commitment and effort. These include major awards such as;

  • President’s Awards
  • Senior and Junior Oarsman of the Year Awards
  • Coxswain of the Year
  • Most Improved

Other awards that recognise boys for their outstanding commitment and effort are awarded for:

  • Coach year group awards
  • Fitness/strength (Erg) awards