Under 21 Australian Rowing Team take on New Zealand this week in second leg of 2018 Trans-Tasman Regatta
The second leg of the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta is set to begin this week with Australia bidding to retain the Rusty Robertson Trophy. Australia closed off the first leg of the 2018 Trans-Tasman Regatta with just a two-point lead over New Zealand. Australia currently lead New Zealand 141 points to 139 points ahead of the second leg of the regatta that takes place from 23 to 25 August on Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.
Before departing for New Zealand on Sunday, the team have been preparing in Canberra at the Reinhold Batschi Men’s National Training Centre. The Australians will not only have the New Zealanders to take on this week on Lake Karapiro but also the Canadian Under 21 Rowing Team. For the first time, Rowing Canada has sent a team to join the competition on Lake Karapiro. The Canadians will not be eligible to receive points towards the Rusty Robertson Trophy, however they can collect medals should they win races.
Head Coach of the U21 Australian Rowing Team, Jason Lane, said at the end of their pre-departure camp: “There has been good progress by all the crews this week, and we had the chance to get out in the big boats again to re-establish and lift the performance from Sydney. The addition of Canada will add to the level of international competition and we are keen to get back into racing.”
In an update to the Australian team, Skyla Froebel has had to withdraw from the second leg due to injury and is replaced by Jaime Ford of Sydney University Boat Club.
This week’s racing will be able to be viewed live – by clicking here. Results and race schedules will be posted on the Rowing Australia website which will also include a short update at the end of each day on the points table. Listed below is a breakdown of points, a link to the race schedule and a list of the two teams competing at the event. Sweep and Sculling groups will once again combine to form Eights for racing later in the week.
Click here to view the race schedule for the New Zealand-leg of the 2018 Trans-Tasman Regatta.
Points for racing will be awarded in the finals as follows:
- 1st – 6 points, 2nd – 4 points, 3rd – 2 points and 4th – 1 point for –W1x, M1x, W2- and M2-.
- 1st – 6 points and 2nd – 4 points for LW2x, LM2x, W4-, M4-, W4x, M4x, W8+ and M8+.
- 1st – 2 points and 2nd – 1 point for LW1x, LM1x and MixL2x.Medals will be awarded to the first-placed boat in each category.
U21 Australian Rowing Team
|Nick Lavery||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
|Paddy Holt||UTS Rowing Club/QLD|
|Alex Nichol||Sydney Rowing Club/NSW|
|Jackson Kench||Sydney Rowing Club/NSW/NSWIS|
|Alex Grezeskowiak||Capital Lakes Rowing Club/ACT|
|Matthew Murray||Sydney University Boat Club/NSW|
|Lightweight Men’s Sculling|
|Rohan James||Swan River Rowing Club/WA|
|Nathan Kennedy||Australian National University BC/ACT|
|Connor Ryan||North Esk Rowing Club/TAS|
|U21 Women’s Sweep|
|Jaime Ford||Sydney University Boat Club/NSW|
|Kirstie Green||Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC|
|Alexandra Finlay||Griffith University Surfers Paradise RC/QLD|
|Ella Bramwell||Adelaide Rowing Club/SA|
|Olivia Bartram||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
|Charlotte Wirtz||Melbourne University Boat Club/VIC|
|Lightweight Women’s Sculling|
|Celia Cowan||Adelaide University BC/SA|
|Michaela Franz||Sydney University BC/NSW|
|Portia Bennett||University of Queensland BC/QLD/QAS|
|Andrew Le||West Australian Rowing Club/WA|
|Phoebe Georgakas||Melbourne University Boat Club/VIC|
|Head Coach: Jason Lane||SASI|
|Debbie Fox||Sydney University BC/NSW|
|Brigette Carlile||Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC|
|David Gely||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
|Alex Field||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
New Zealand U21 Team
|Men’s Sweep||Travelling Reserves|
|Joseph Graham||Kaylin Wren|
|Cameron Donald||Jack Castle|
|Kaitlyn Shields (Women’s Eight)|
|Men’s Sculling||Jonty du Toit (Men’s Eight)|
|Aimee Pink – Women’s Sculling|
|Men’s Lightweight Sculling||Jack Allen – Men’s Sculling|
|Jordon Gasson||Josh Wedlake – Men’s Sweep|
|James Brott||Hannah Starnes – Women’s Sweep|
|Women’s Lightweight Sculling|