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Waikato Rowing Association - Annual Report

WRA Annual Report and Agenda for discussion at the AGM tomorrow. Club members welcome to attend but speaking and voting is only for delegates. Below is the zoom link to attend the AGM on Wednesday night, 25th August 2021 at 7.30pm. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84206092321Meeting ID: 842 0609 2321 ...

August 24, 2021

Notice Board - July 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING - WAIKATO ROWING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Dear Member/ClubNotice of Meeting - Waikato Rowing Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at Hamilton Rowing Club at 7.30pm. Please forward the names of your club delegates by Friday, 6 August to hello@rowingwaikato.co.nzThere have been many changes this last year to domestic rowing in NZ; the Rules of Racing, Reclassification; RPC's to name but a few, your input and feedback ...

July 29, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING - Waikato Rowing Association Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING - WAIKATO ROWING ASSOCATION Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, 25 August 2021, Hamilton Rowing Club, Grantham Street, Hamilton at 7.30pm 1. NOTICE OF MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Waikato Rowing Association Annual General Meeting of its members will be held on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at Hamilton Rowing Club, Grantham Street, Hamilton commencing at 7.30pm. 2. AGM DELEGATES Call for AGM membership delegates – two delegates per club. Please advise Secretary  by ...

July 20, 2021

Notice Board - June 2021

The NZRA AGM Dinner was hosted by the Waikato Rowing Association on Saturday 22 May 2021 at the Novotel, Hamilton. The dinner acknowledged and celebrated our volunteers, clubs, legends and welcomed in new President Ivan Sutherland. Kay Gregory kindly agreed to be the MC for the evening and she was also the recipient of the Waikato Volunteer of the Year award - congratulations to Kay. NZRA - Awards: Auckland - Kate Tidbury - Volunteer Canterbury - Charlie Crampton - Volunteer East Coast - Kylie R...

June 14, 2021

Clive Steenson

Clive Steenson  1946–2021 Clive's funeral is on Thursday 3rd June at 11 am, Swarbrick Drive Chapel, Te AwamutuIt is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Clive Steenson yesterday. On behalf of the Waikato rowing community, we would like to offer our condolences and love to the Steenson family and Te Awamutu Rowing Community. Clive was one of the founding members of Te Awamutu Rowing Club, and has given his life to the sport. With his daughters, he kept the club going when few would...

May 31, 2021

Notice Board - April 2021

Its been a busy time with lots happening - Aon Maadi Cup, Rules of Racing Review, changes to the RPC’s and High Performance Pathway. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the volunteers, coaches and supporters that continue to help our athletes. High Performance Pathway Changes The RNZ National Pathway is looking to support athletes in their home environment and its targeted at athletes that may not have made the RPC standards but are performing well in their respecti...

April 29, 2021

New Zealand Rowing Annual Dinner Invitation hosted by Waikato Rowing Association

NZ Rowing Association Dinner The Waikato Rowing Association would like to extend a warm welcome to all past and present members of the rowing fraternity and their partners to join officers and delegates of the New Zealand Rowing Association for dinner following the 134th Annual General Meeting. ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS The Novotel Hamilton Tainui, 7 Alma Street, HamiltonSaturday, 22nd May 2021Doors open at 6.30pm, seated at 7.00pmTickets cost $85.00 (incl GST) per personDress code...

March 18, 2021

Notice Board - February 2021

Its been an interesting month with lots happening with the Rules of Racing Review, Covid lockdowns and regatta challenges. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the volunteers, coaches and supporters that are helping our athletes through these difficult times and for ‘keeping the boat moving forward.’ The Waikato Region did extremely well at the North Island Rowing Championships accumulating a total of 76 medals and at the National Rowing Championships accumulating ...

March 3, 2021

Hugo Shaw - St Peters School Cambridge - Condolences

Our sincere condolences to Hugo’s family and his rowing colleagues, from the Waikato Rowing Association. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nation... A service will be held for Hugo at 1:30pm on Sunday 24th January at the Sir Don Rowlands centre at Lake Karapiro Domain. Please enter at gate 2 of 601 Maungatautari road in Cambridge. The family would love you to join them to say your final goodbyes....

January 21, 2021

Your Local Rowing Noticeboard - January 2021

Rowing Camps are in full swing all over the country.  Many clubs and schools have been visiting Karapiro for days on end, doing what may seem to rowers as endless Kms.  With the Waddell Lodge, Epworth and Mangakino booked solidly through this holiday season, it just goes to show how fortunate we are to have ready easy access to these facilities all year around with minimal travel. As we work towards North Island Club Champs, please take a read and start sharing this info with your memb...

January 19, 2021

Safeguarding Children Policy

Rowing NZ policy on Safeguarding our children. For the purposes of the policy and advice provided below a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. Visit the Rowing NZ website: https://www.rowingnz.kiwi/Arti......

November 17, 2020

Kiwi Guide to Rigging

In 2019, we held a rigging workshop, led by the team at Lazlos.  This time of year is usually when coaches and helpers are checking over the boats and making sure they are all ready to go for the season.  To find out what was covered at the rigging workshop, download your copy of the Kiwi Guide to Rigging now. ...

September 21, 2020

August On-Water Long Distance Results now available

Sunday, August 2nd saw the second of our Long Distance on-water events being held.  It was fantastic to see so many clubs and crews on the water!  While the conditions may have been bumpy for many, just being on the water was what many athletes commented as being the highlight. Check out the results and current points table. Apologies, our virtual long distance results are still come....

August 15, 2020

Notice of Annual General Meeting

To be held: Date                Wednesday, 26 August 2020 Time                7.30pm Location          Hamilton Rowing Club rooms                         Grantham Street       ...

July 27, 2020

A return to on-water long distance racing became a reality

Last weekend saw the return to our on-water long distance and the last of our virtual long distance races.  The past four months have been a learning curve.  The virtual long distance bought people together from around the globe. Check out the results for the two events  Thank you to all those who have made these events possible and participated.  We have appreciated it and we may see a return of virtual racing next year.  Watch this space.  ...

July 12, 2020

June virtual distance results are now available

While number of participants were down, we were still able to draw in an international crowd to our 2nd virtual long distance event.  In July we will continue the virtual long distance but also offer an in-person on water option now NZ is at Level 1.  We will post more details about this event soon. Thank you and congratulations to all our participants this month.  Great to see some have improved on their times.  Keep up the good work.   Check out below the res...

June 10, 2020

Results from our first virtual long distance are in

With 41 entries, 22 men and 19 women competed in Saturday's virtual erg race.  It was a great turn out and a few hard core racers dug in to complete the half marathon.   The event drew international attention too.  With 10 competitors joining us from the Netherlands.   Thank you to those who competed and we look forward to seeing you at the next event.   ...

May 11, 2020

2020 Winter Long Distance gone Virtual

2020 winter rowing will be remembered as the one that almost didn't happen.  We say almost because we are still running our annual winter series virtually thanks to the help of RowPT Training Group.   Virtual racing may not be able to offer picturesque views of the glassy misty waters of Lake Karapiro, but we can definitely give you racing.  Thanks to the wonders of technology and in particular Zoom, the first Saturday of the month from May until September will be long distan...

April 28, 2020

Rowing during Covid-19 Level 3

As you will know, NZ has moved to Level 3 from 11:59 last night (27 April). While this will allow for some of the Level 4 lockdown restrictions to be lifted, the WRA Committee has resolved that the club’s across the region should remain closed. This is consistent with the updated regulations relating to our sport. That is, although rowing is allowed, it is restricted to single sculling, with your own sculls (and a requirement to stay within 200 metres of the shore). Moreover, the continuing re...

April 28, 2020

Rigging intro a hit with participants

Last weekend's winter workshop was a hit with participants.  The kiwi guide to rigging in partnership with Lazlo's gave participants and introduction into the basics and the key steps to rigging a boat with accuracy.  Karl shared with the group his rigging know-how from his experience as a NZ elite rower and as a member of the Lazlo team.  Key learning from the workshop is that good gearing is free boat speed and injury prevention.  One participant walked away with the plan t...

July 12, 2019

2019 HOWRR now over 2 days!

Celebrate the end of winter training and welcome in the Summer! Following in the tradition of all the great rowing nations, New Zealand is getting it's own Head of the Waikato River Race! This race will be based at Mighty River Domain on Lake Karapiro, with racing starting approx 7km upstream of the finish tower. Racing will be a time trial format with 15 second gaps between boats. This race will be a true test of endurance, efficiency and coxing genius!  After a successful inaugural year, ...

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