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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