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2021 Australia Day Honours

Rowing Australia, on behalf of all of its community, would like to congratulate the family of the late Mrs Nelly Brandsma, on her being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to rowing in today’s Australia Day Honours.   The former Curtin...

Vale Reg McKay

Rowing Australia (RA) is deeply saddened to announce today (22 January) the passing of former Rowing Australia President and Boat Race Official, Reginald ‘Reg’ McKay. A Life Member of Rowing Victoria (2020), Reg’s contribution to the sport of rowing, nationally and...

Vale Hamish McLachlan

Rowing Australia is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Olympian, Hamish McLachlan. He was McVilly-Pearce pin number 396. McLachlan was born on 27 July 1967, and made his debut for Australia in the Men’s Coxed Four at the 1987 World Rowing Championships. The...

2021 Anti-Doping Policy Change

The Rowing Australia Board has recently approved that the Rowing Australia anti-doping policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found here on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and...

Vale Roger Moore

Rowing Australia was deeply saddened to learn of the passing on Monday 9 November of former Rowing Australia National Selector and rowing stalwart, Roger Moore, he was 81. Born on 19 January 1939, Roger Moore was a significant member and leader of our rowing...

The AIRC 2020 goes global

Thank you to everyone who competed in the 2020 Australian Indoor Rowing Championships (#AIRC20), this year, we had over a thousand competitors, and amongst them were over 100 participants from across the globe. We were delighted to see so many of our indoor...

RA Statement on the passing of James Rao

Rowing Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of West Australian Rowing Club (WARC) member James Rao on Sunday 8 November. We join with all the rowing community in sharing our deepest sympathies with James’ family and offer our heartfelt...