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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.

Mission

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

Strategies

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.

Members

Alan Nicoll (Chair)
TBA (ACT)
Phil Titterton (NSW)
Murray Stewart (QLD)
Mark Mussared (SA)
Andrew Streeter (Tas)
Nikki McAllen (Vic)
Karen Clay (WA)
Alice Evans (Rowing Australia)

Sub-Committees

Alternate Events (headed by Nikki McAllen)
Handicaps (headed by Mark Mussared)
As of April 2018, 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. These were used at the 2018 Australian Masters Rowing Championships. Please click here for the handicaps and full report.

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

AMRC Cost Drivers

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].

Summary of Business
For the 2018 Summary of Business for the Masters Commission, please click here

Update of RA Masters Age Categories
Please note.  Rowing Australia will continue to use the existing masters categories through the 2018 Australian Masters Rowing Championships.  A review and update to bring Australia in line with the new World Rowing categories will be conducted post the 2018 event.

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

December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018

August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018 – no formal meeting
April 2018
March 2018 – no meeting
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017 – no meeting
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017

May 2017
April 2017
20 March 2017
13 February 2017
16 January 2017
12 December 2016
November 2016
10 October 2016
September 2016
15 August 2016
11  July 2016
11 April 2016
21 March 2016
18 January 2016
20 July 2015
29 June 2015
18 May 2015
13 April 2015
19 January 2015
15 December 2014
25 November 2014
15 September 2014
11 August 2014
19 May 2014
14 April 2014
18 February 2014
2 December 2013
4 November 2013
23 September 2013
25 July 2013
27 June 2013
27 May 2013