Update from our athletes competing around the World.
Rowing World Cup 2 Linz Austria
Tim Masters, Georgie Rowe, and Emma Fessey competed at world cup II in Linz Austria. Georgie Rowe and Emma Fessey won a bronze medal in the Woman’s Eight behind NZ and Holland. Tim competed in the Mens eight which came 5th.
U23 Selection trial 2
Zac Von Appen and Rebecca Harrison were selected into the Mens Coxed Four and Womens Coxed Eight respectively. They Join fellow UTS Members Matthew Curtain and Georgie Masters who will compete in the world cup 3 and U23 world Champs in Poznan Poland.
U21 Trans Tasman
Olivia Bartram, Paddy Holt, and Nick Lavery competed in the U21 Trans-Tasman against NZ 28th-30th June. This is a points competition with racing held over 3 days in Australia, and another 3 days in NZ. Paddy and Nick were undefeated winning the Pair, Four and Eight, whilst Olivia competed in the Quad and Eight. So far Australia are leading New Zealand 141-139. They are due to compete at the second leg on 23rd-25th August at Lake Karapiro NZ.
Henley Royal Regatta
UTS has 8 Athletes competing at this week’s Henley Royal Regatta (4th-8th July) across 4 crews. Henley Royal Regatta is one of the premier events in the world. Tim Masters is competing in the Aus 8 for the Grand Challenge Cup, and are set to race Great Briton in the first round. Georgie Rowe is in the Aus Womens 8 competing for the Remenham Challenge Cup. Peter Koster, and Ben Coombs are competing in a straight four for the Visitors Cup. Paddy Holt, Nick Lavery, Zac Whitehead, Georgie Finlayson will be combining with Sydney Rowing Club to form an eight to compete for the Ladies Challenge Plate.
NSW State Champs
UTS Came 2nd in the overall medal tally. Most notable performances came from Olivia Bartram and Adelaide Scott coming away with gold and silver in the Women’s U21 Single Sculls. Gold also came from Men’s U21 Pairs, lightweight U23 Double Sculls, Elite Lightweight quad, Elite Lightweight double, Elite Fours and Elite Coxed Fours. The women came away with Gold medals in the Elite Lightweight Quad Sculls, U23 Lightweight Double Scull.
AUS Senior Selection Trials
UTS had 8 athletes invited to the Senior Rowing Team selection trials. The following Athletes were selected into national teams:
Emma Fessel AUS W8+ | Georgia Rowe AUS W8+ (Alumni) | Sarah Pound AUS LW2x/4x (Alumni) | Tim Masters AUS M8+ | Hamish Playfair AUS M4x
UTS Rowing Club finished 4th out of 197 clubs and schools who competed at the National Championships. Gold Medal Performances:
- OW Composite eight
- OWL Single
- OWL double
- OWL Quad
- U23LW double
- U23LW quad
- U23LM Double
- U19W Eight
- School Girls Single
The Interstate Regatta was also held during nationals where UTS had 21 members compete for their home state teams, including 16 athletes and coaches in the NSW State Team. UTS Athletes were in the winning Kings Cup eight, Victoria’s Cup Lightweight Women’s Quad Sculls, Penrith Cup Lightweight Men’s Fours, and Men’s Youth Eights.
Under Age Selection Trials
UTS had 10 athletes invited to trial at the underage age selection trials. The following athletes were selected to represent Australia at the U19, 21, and 23 world championships.
Matthew Curtin U23LM2x | Georgina Masters U23LW2x | Patrick Holt U21 Mens Sweep | Nick Lavery U21 Mens Sweep | Olivia Bartram U21 Womens Sculling | Nikki Martincic U19 Womens Double Sculls
NSW Grade Championships
UTS recently competed at the NSW Grade Championships also known as the Edward Tricket Regatta. We won the overall point score and medal tally for the two days of competition. UTS came away with 18 gold medals, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.
The UTS Winter Schools Program kicked off at the beginning of May. We have 70 School girls and boys participating in the program this year.
Summer racing is going well at the Rowing Club.
The UTS Women’s eight claimed gold at the Head of the Yarra in Melbourne back in November. Head of the Yarra is one of Australia’s largest regattas that sees over 2000 athlete’s race over 8km from South Bank to Hawthorn.
UTS had six females and five males invited to the National Training Centre (NTC) camp in December to trial for the National Team and a place at the NTC. The men’s NTC is located at the AIS Canberra, whilst the women’s is located on the Nepean River in Penrith.
At our Christmas Party in December we took the opportunity to christen some new boats and acknowledge those who had contributed to the club as supporters and athletes. New boats were named after Rosalind Dubs, The Delipetar Family, Stuart Welch, Andrew Black, and Ellen Randell.
As we go to press, our athletes are gearing up to compete at the NSW State Championships regatta, to be held at Penrith on the 16th-18th February.
Australian University Championships
The Australian University Championships (Intervarsity) Regatta was held in Queensland at Wyarolong Dam from the 27th-29th September. UTS had a small but very successful group compete at the regatta winning the men’s lightweight four and claiming second place in the men’s and women’s coxed four, women’s pair and the mixed four.
National Training Centre (NTC) Camps
UTS Rowing Club had 5 men, and 6 women invited to the national selection camps in late October. Invites were based on previous history, September on and off water performances. We congratulate Tim Masters, Hamish Playfair, and Ben Coombs who were all invited to train at the centre for the next year.
Head of the Yarra
UTS has four crews competing at the Head of the Yarra in Melbourne on the 25th November. The event is a 8km head race, and is one of the biggest attended regattas in Australia.
Originally from the country town of Willow Tree NSW, Adelaide has joined UTS last season. Prior to this she went to school and learnt to row a Loreto Normanhurst, where she won 2015 NSW Schoolgirls Head of the River, NSW State Champs and 3rd at the National Championships in the the SG8+. Adelaide also Represented NSW in the NSW SG8+ in 2015 and 2016 where they won.
In the short time at UTS, Adelaide had a great 2017 season. Most notable achievements.
1st NSW State Champs U194x
2nd NSW State Champs U218+
2nd NSW State Champs U192x
3rd National Championships WU191x
2nd National Championships WU192x
2nd National Championships WU194x
Member of the U21 NSW W8+
Adelaide hopes to represent in Australian crews in the future. We wish Adelaide all the best for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Royal Canadian Henley Trip
In August, UTS Haberfield Rowing Club recently took away 19 athletes to St Catherine’s Canada to compete in the 135th Royal Canadian Henley. The group competed in a range of events ranging from singles to eights. With over 2000 entries from 150 clubs, UTS Haberfield Rowing Club performed strongly across all events.
Women’s U23 Pair: 2nd
Women’s U23 Four: 4th
Women’s U23 Eight: 4th
Women’s Senior Eight: 4th
Women’s U23 Lightweight Single: 4th
Women’s Senior Quad: 5th
Senior Women’s Lightweight Double: 6th
Championship Men’s Single: 4th
2017 World Rowing Championships
The World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, United States with over 900 athletes from 69 countries attending. The regatta runs from 24 September through to 1 October 2017 with rowers progressing through from heats through to semi-finals and finals. UTS Haberfield Rowing Club’s Hamish Playfair, Ben Coombs, and Tim Masters have been selected in the Australian Men’s Eight who will competes at the World Championships.
The UTS Rowing Club is one of Australia’s leading rowing clubs and is recognised as a centre of rowing excellence in Australia. This is significantly demonstrated through 25 of its members were included in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic rowing teams, and the Club has produced five world champions and several under-23 champions.
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