Select Page

The RA Masters’ Commission was created in 2013 to provide advice, leadership and guidance for the Australian Masters rowing community. The Commission meets via teleconference on a monthly basis.


To provide leadership for an active inclusive community of Masters rowers at all levels of participation and competition.


Development of guidelines for the efficient and effective management of Masters rowing regattas.
To review opportunities at all regattas for the Masters community to compete, achieve and enjoy fun, fitness and social interaction regardless of age, gender and skill.
To communicate all relevant information to support members and Clubs, and provide a forum to address concerns, and to share and consider new ideas.
To be a link to developments in Masters rowing internationally.

The Terms of Reference for the RA Masters Commission can be found here


Karen Clay (Chair)
Neil Smith (ACT)
Phil Titterton (NSW)
Matt Bialowski / Michelle Loveday (QLD)
Greg Keene (SA)
Jason Dolbel (Tas)
Nikki McAllen (Vic)
Tamsin Keevill (WA)
Alice Evans (Rowing Australia)


Alternate Events (headed by Nikki McAllen)
Handicaps (headed by Mark Mussared)

To contact the Masters’ Commission, please email Alice Evans on [email protected], using the subject line ‘Masters’ Commission’.

As of December 2013, the RA Board have approved for addition to the RA Rules and use at RA events the revised Masters handicaps prepared by the Handicaps sub-committee and Masters Commission.
Handicaps were updated in 2018 to represent the changed category brackets. Please click here for the handicaps.
The Handicap Review document from 2018 can be found here (please note some handicaps have now changed and should be accessed in the link above)
Handicaps for coxed v coxless boats have been adopted and can be found here
Mark Mussared, previous member of the RA Masters Commission continues to provide the commission guidance and assistance in the handicaps.


Please click here for the AMRC Cost Drivers document including break-down of current $45 seat fee

For transparency to the masters rowing community, the attached document has been prepared showing the cost drivers for the Australian Masters Rowing Championships. Included are rounded averages from three AMRC’s – 2012 (Ballarat), 2013 (Canberra) and 2014 (Adelaide). It is worth noting that each venue in Australia has very different cost areas based on the level and quality of infrastructure etc; hence as the figures are averages the specific amounts in a certain area at a certain regatta could vary considerably. For any questions regarding this please email Alice Evans at Rowing Australia on [email protected].


Minutes are available from Masters’ Commission meetings below. Please click on the relevant month to access the final minutes from that meeting.

Minutes from 2023

January 2023
February 2023
March 2023
May 2023
July 2023
August 2023
October 2023
November 2023
December 2023