ROWING: The Karapiro Rowing Inc have reluctantly made the decision to cancel the Memorial Regatta scheduled to take place on 13-14 November 2021.
Congratulations to Jenna-Lee Markgraaff and Jack Gillanders who have been appointed as Club Captains for the 2021/22 season. The Club Captains role is to be a point of contact for all rowers to share their ideas and concerns and to represent the rowers at the committee meetings.
Registration for the 2021/22 season has now closed.
Rowing has grown in popularity in recent years in the school with around 60 students taking part in the 2020/21 rowing season. Last season Cambridge High School achieved its best ever results from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Champs (Maadi Cup). Rowing is a summer sport with regattas taking place from November through to early April. In 2022 the Maadi Cup will take place at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel, MacKenzie Country.
The new rowing season starts in Term 4, with registrations of interest for new rowers (novices) being sought in Term 3 and a learn to row program running through September. The learn to row program runs for 4 weeks in September to give students the opportunity to try the sport before committing to the program. There is no cost to attend the learn to row sessions.
Rowing requires a significant commitment in time and effort to be successful. Parents and students need to be aware that the rowing fees may appear relatively high but, in reality, are comparatively reasonable when compared to other schools rowing programmes. In addition to rowing fees, fundraising also occurs throughout the season to cover the cost of new equipment and maintenance on boats.
Rowing at Cambridge High School is managed by a committee, the training and expertise is developed through a dedicated group of external coaches. Cambridge High School Rowing is based at Cambridge Rowing Club on Lake Karapiro, New Zealand’s premier rowing venue and is home to Rowing New Zealand’s High Performance Centre.
The Rowing club welcomes all comers and also advises them to be sure that they are able to commit to the requirements of the programme.
You can contact the Rowing committee for more information by clicking here or email Mr Paul McAvoy.