Rowing Geelong Winter Sculling 2023

Starting Sunday June 11th 
At Corio Bay Rowing Club. 8:30am
Great Winter training
Entry fee : $7/day / $50 season

The 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”. (1500 m)

Through the generous support of Rowing Victoria, the series is open to all members of RV affiliated clubs. It 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 Scullers’ 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.

The Geelong Winter Sculling Series is open to RV affiliated (racing) 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 18th Machine Gun Sprints
June 25th Handicapped Race 1 –
July 2nd Handicapped Race 2
July 9th Handicapped Race 3
July 16th Handicapped Race 4
July 23rd Handicapped Race 5
July 30rd 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 online at  TryBooking   by Wednesday of each week. The draw will be posted on the Corio Bay Facebook Page by Thursday evening. First heat will be 9:00. When entering it is most important to know if you are sharing a boat with another participant.

TryBooking event is: “Barwon Winter Sculling ’23”
At this link:

For more information post a question on the Corio Bay facebook page
Or phone Peter Aberle : 0404 452482