Winter Sculling Info

Geelong Winter Sculling 2017

Starting Sunday June 11th 
At Corio Bay Rowing Club. 8:30am

Competitive racing
Great Winter training
Entry fee : $7 / $50 season

The 2017 series will continue the same day and format as previous years. That is: On Sunday mornings, over 8 weeks single sculls, tubs and racers, will be raced on the “Barwon Mile”.

The series will kick off with our “Round the Island” Time Trial over 3km, and the following week we contest Machine Gun Sprints (2 X 500m). These are to help the handicapper establish boat speeds so that over the following 6 Sundays, handicapped start races over 1500m can be held.

The entries will be divided into racing boats and tubs with heats of approximately 8 competitors. The goal of the handicapper is have all 8 in a race finish at the same time! Points are awarded for participating over the first 2 weeks and then points are awarded for finish position. The highest points score in Tub boats and racing boats will be the Series winners.

The final event of “Geelong Winter Sculling” will be the Sculler’s Head of the Barwon, a 4.5km race from Queen’s park to the finish of the Barwon Mile – also handicapped but against the speed of the World Champion in your category. (Referred to as Prognostic Speed Handicapping)

Following each day’s racing, all competitors and supporters are welcome back at Corio Bay Rowing Club for a celebratory drink, complimentary toasted sandwiches, heat awards and point score.

The series presentations will occur at the post race festivities for the Sculler’s Head of the Barwon. This event also includes the prestigious Entertainment Challenge where participants are invited to demonstrate their skills to entertain, either individually or as a group. The only restriction on what constitutes entertainment is your imagination.

Starting date: June 11th 2017 

The Geelong Winter Sculling Series is open to RV affiliated members.  Competitors not members of Corio Bay Rowing Club are requested to organise their own boats. CBRC members should request boat use from the Rowing Committee.

June 11th Round the Island on the Barwon
June 18st Machine Gun Sprints
June 25th Handicapped Race 1
July 2rd Handicapped Race 2
July 9th Handicapped Race 3
July 16th Handicapped Race 4
July 23th Handicapped Race 5
July 30st Handicapped Race 6
August 5th  (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Maribyrnong*
August 12th (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Barwon
August 19th (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Yarra*

* These events are conducted by the Victorian Scullers Association and will be held on Saturday. They are open to all affiliated rowers but note that an additional fee applies.

Tub boats  (1,500 metres)
Racing boats  (1,500 metres)

Enter on the day by registering your intention to row. Registration opens at 8:30 am upstairs at the Corio Bay Rowing Clubs boathouse. When entering it is most important to know if you are sharing a boat with another participant.

Registration will close once all registrations are taken (about 8:45) and all participants must attend a safety briefing at 9:00 am.  The first heat will leave the bank immediately after the briefing, followed by subsequent heats at about 5 minute intervals and the first race will commence once all participants are present, at about 9:30 am. The last heat should be away by 10:15

Arrive 8:30 am
First race approx. 9:30 am

For more information eMail
Or phone Peter Aberle : 0404 452482