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Georgia Nesbitt

Georgia Nesbitt

Also more famously known as Ness, Georgia is originally from Tasmania.   During her teenage years, she was branded as her school’s best athlete as she played a number of sports.  She only started Rowing during her early years of University.


She represents Huon RC and is coached by Paul Newbon. In 2013, she raced in the Australian Women’s Lightweight Double Scull at the World Under 23 Championships that finished in fifth place.  In 2016, she relocated to Penrith to join the Hancock Prospecting Women’s National Training Centre, in Penrith, New South Wales, where she is under the guidance of Women’s Head Coach – John Keogh, and his senior coaches –  Tom Westgarth and Ellen Randell.


Nesbitt had a successful 2014, winning a Bronze medal at World Rowing Cup 1 in Sydney alongside Tasmanian Ella Flecker in the Women’s Lightweight Double Scull.   She then raced in the same boat class with Georgia Miansarow at the World Under 23 Rowing Championships and also won a Bronze medal.  In 2015, Georgia was selected to row in the Senior A Women’s Lightweight Single Scull at the 2015 World Rowing Championships. In 2016, she also rowed the same boat at the Non-Olympic World Championships. The Law student’s favourite place to row is unsurprisingly, Lake Barrington in Tasmania and in 2017, she was named in the Lightweight Women’s Quad alongside Georgia Miansarow, Alice Arch and Amy James for World Rowing Cups 2 and 3. She went on to win gold at World Rowing Cup 3 and then silver at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in the boat class. In 2018, Nesbitt was selected to compete in the Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Sculls at World Cups 2 and 3. In 2019, Nesbitt attempted, alongside Sarah Pound, to qualify the Lightweight Women’s Double Scull for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The duo raced the 2019 World Rowing Championships finishing third in the B-Final and missing out on automatic qualification. Pound and Nesbitt reunited at the 2021 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne in May to try to qualify the boat for Tokyo.  They came sixth in the A-Final and missed out on qualification. In 2022, Nesbitt raced at World Rowing Cup 2 in Poznan, Poland and won a Silver Medal.


At the 2022 World Cup III regatta held in Lucerne, Switzerland, Nesbitt qualified for Women’s Lightweight Single Scull Semi-Final, but unfortunately had to withdraw her participation from the regatta due to an injury.


Nesbitt will represent Australia in the  Women’s Single Scull at the 2022 World Championships held in Račice, Czech Republic (September 18 to 25).