Club News #5



At the Rowing Victoria AGM on Sunday, members of CBRC will receive awards for the 2016-17 rowing year:


Male Grade Rower of the Year:                  Tim Day;   2nd  Will Day;  and 3rd Gabe di Dato

Male Masters Rower of the Year:               Ian Bridgland;  2nd  Peter Benson


Many, many congratulations to all these rowers.


On the back of the above results, and not forgetting all those other members who competed during the year, CBRC will be awarded 3rd place in the 2017 Champion Club Premiership, behind Essendon and Melbourne Rowing Clubs.

The Champion Club Premiership recognises performance in all RV events (grade, age and masters events), so this is a fantastic achievement for the club!

While congratulations go to all CBRC members for their efforts during the season, I would make special mention of Richard Axe, who as President was a major driving force behind the development of the Senior Men’s Eight rowing squad over the last couple of seasons, whose results took the club a long way down the road to success.


Let’s try to maintain or exceed these results this year!




The Rob Allan tub double will be out of the shed for a couple of weeks having some major repairs undertaken which will hopefully prolong the life of this aging but well-loved boat. The Bill Searle is available as an alternative tub double.

The Geoff Barfoot will also be out for a week or so, having some repairs and an overall refurbishment as part of our fleet upgrade program.




The next two regattas on the RV calendar are Head of the Mitchell (14 October) and Bendigo Sprint Regatta (21 October).  If you’re interested in attending either of these regattas please let Richard Axe or Ian Bridgland know, respectively.


However, the next major club regatta will be Head of the Goulburn, on 28th October. The Head of the Goulburn is a 7.2km time trial from Lake Nagambie to Chateau Tahbilk. Captain Peter is fond of saying that this is the only regatta in the world to finish at a winery; I’m not sure if this is true, but it’s a good story! HOG is for singles, quads, fours and eights, so start thinking about your crew now!


Head of the Yarra.  While further away, indications are that CBRC may have 5 (6?) eights in prospect for this regatta. As we only have 4 eights in the building it is imperative that we get early advice of people’s intentions if we need to source a boat from elsewhere.  Please advise Captain Peter  ( as soon as possible if you are intending to form an eight for HOY.




Give Where You Live is winding up Riverfest, with a function at Barwon Rowing Club on October 12th.

Please see the attached information if you are interested in attending.




Paul Hargreaves


Corio Bay Rowing Club


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