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Western Sydney secures Sydney International Rowing Regatta until 2019

Rowing Australia today announced that the Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR) will remain in Penrith until 2019 after securing renewed support from the NSW Government.

President of Rowing Australia Rob Scott said that rowing was delighted to be able to continue to utilise the world-class facility of Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC), a legacy venue from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, for the country’s pinnacle Australian Championship event.

“This announcement again shows the continued and significant support rowing has received from the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. We are proud of our longstanding partnership now entering its fifth year, with SIRC having hosted this event since 2013.

“March saw the completion of our 2016 event which, with over 8,000 visitors and record entries, was another great success. This builds on three previous events that have generated over $30 million dollars of economic impact for the NSW, and in particular the Western Sydney Region.

“There is no doubt that our rowing community enjoy racing at SIRC, one of the best courses in the world. We are certainly looking forward to working with Destination NSW and the Penrith City Council over the next three years to continue to enhance and grow our on and off water experiences for our competitors, officials, coaches and spectators.”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres said it was great to see the Sydney International Rowing Regatta supported by the New South Wales Government for another two years [2018 and 2019], through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

“The Regatta is a great event for Western Sydney, attracting world class rowers to Penrith each year. I look forward to seeing the event continue to succeed, and grow visitation to this fantastic region.”

The Sydney International Rowing Regatta is Australian rowing’s pinnacle event for its State, Club and School competitors and features the King’s and Queen’s Cups Interstate Regatta as well as the Australian National and Schools Open Championships.

The 2017 provisional event dates are 20 to 26 March 2017. For further information about SIRR please visit www.rowingdownunder.org.