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Updated Thu Apr 16, 2015 (10:54 pm) by Louise Carson
The Schoolgirls Rowing Season is fast approaching with the first regatta at Canning on the 9th of May. Regatta dates for the season can be found below.
What an amazing 2014 Head of the River Event. Rowers were blessed with fine rowing conditions and there were some fantastic races during the day, culminating in what will be remembered as one of the closest First Eight finishes in history!
Congratulations to the MLC First Eight Crew who beat the favourites PLC in an epic battle won by the tiniest of margins. The photofinish was needed to separate the crews on the finish line. PLC won the Overall Head of the River regatta trophy, and also won the Premier Trophy for the most points throughout the season, with Perth College finishing in 2nd place, and St Hilda's in 3rd place. Congratulations to all rowers on a fantastic end to an exciting season.
Results of races can be found in the results section below.
Footage from the live streaming of the regatta can be found here: http://new.livestream.com/Balconi/IGSSA-Head-of-the-River-2014 From this site you can watch all races that were streamed (the First Eight race starts around 1hr 35minutes)
The exciting finish of the First Eight race can also be viewed here :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkQFoIIACFA
If you did not get an order in for merchandise at the Head of the River, or regret not buying a souvenir, you still put an order through the Regatta Shop website at the following link : http://theregattashop.com.au/regattadesigns.html (Check out HOR WA 2014 in the regatta shop tab)
The Schoolgirls Rowing Season is held over the Winter season with a total of 5 Regattas, the final Regatta being The Head of The River.
These regattas have traditionally been held at Canning Bridge. This year the last two regattas will be held at Champion Lakes. Each Regatta is hosted by one of the schools represented on the committee. These schools include:
- John XXIII
- Methodist Ladies College
- Penrhos College
- Perth College
- Presbyterian Ladies College
- St Hilda’s
2015 Regatta Dates
|Regatta 1||9 May||PLC||Canning Bridge|
|Regatta 2||23 May||PEN||Canning Bridge|
|Regatta 3||6 June||PC||Champion Lakes|
|Regatta 4||13 June||STH||Champion Lakes|
|Head of the River Regatta||27 June||JTC||Champion Lakes|
Parking around Canning can be very challenging. Spectators are not to park on the footpaths, medians, resident verges or trailer bays (as Deep water point). Parking is available at the Raffles & Library Car parks. Please take note of the City of Melville Parking signs in order to avoid any fines. If parking on the North side of Canning Highway, please use the cycle path and walk under the bridge to the regatta. There is no pedestrian crossing on Canning Highway.
Champion Lakes Regattas
Parking is available for spectators off Champion Lakes drive. VIP parking is available on the island for those with parking passes only. Access to island parking if off Henley Drive.
Spectator parking will not open until 6.30am on the morning of the Regatta at CLRC.
To exit Champion Lakes at the completion of the regatta please follow the directions on this exit map found on this link - Champion Lakes Exit Map
A competitors map can be found on this link outlining where schools trailer areas and competitor tents will be located - Competitors Map CLRC 2015
2014 Regatta Results
All trophies must be returned by March, 2015. Please return them to JTC and mark them attention Rowing Co-ordinator. Any trophies that are not returned will need to be replaced by the recipient.
NOMINATIONS AND ENTRIES FOR REGATTAS
All Regatta Entry Forms must be sent in by the Monday before the regatta dates. Electronic submission is preferable.
Entry forms can be found HERE for regattas and must be emailed to Annette Pearce as per the entry form details.
HEAD OF THE RIVER REGATTA ENTRIES
Please check the following memo to ensure you have filled in your nominations for the Head of the River Regatta. No other format will be accepted. Forms should be emailed to both Annette Pearce and Karlie Payne (email addresses on the memo). Click HERE to download the HOR Entries Memo, and the entry form.
Entries for the Head of the River must be in on Friday the 19th June by 12pm.
The 2015 Rules and Guidelines for Schoolgirls Rowing can be found on this link.
The Schoolgirls Rowing Code has now been updated and can be found on this link.
The current Schoolgirl Rowing Uniforms on record can be checked here.