Today (22 August) saw the opening of the second leg of the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta with racing in tough, wet and windy conditions at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand. Canada have joined New Zealand and Australia at this leg of the regatta, although Canada, whist eligible for medals, do not accumulate points for the Rusty Robertson Trophy.
Australia handled the difficult conditions well in the morning, but New Zealand performed better in the clearer conditions for the finals in the afternoon. Australia collected three of the eight gold medals on offer. Isabelle Furrer and Lauren Graham (both Sydney Rowing Club) took gold in the Women’s Pair, Tom Williamson (Toowong Rowing Club) and Connor Ryan (North Esk Rowing Club) in the Lightweight Men’s Double Scull, and Celia Cowan (Adelaide University Boat Club) in the Lightweight Women’s Single Scull. A tough race for the line by Logan Ulrich and Miller Rowe (both Kand Rowing Club) in the Men’s Coxless Pair saw the crew just miss out on the gold medal.
New Zealand took the remaining medals on day one.
The accumulation of points have brought Australia closer to New Zealand in the points tally, now trailing 206 to New Zealand’s 228.
The full Australian Team can be viewed here
Live Results of the medium boats on day 2 (Friday) will be available here
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.