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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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