Rowing Geelong Winter Sculling 2020

Starting Sunday June 28thAt Corio Bay Rowing Club. 8:30am

Competitive racing
Great Winter training
Entry fee : $5

Daniel Andrews has supported the resumption of competitive sport so the 2020 Winter Series is on! Woo Hoo!

The 2020 series will have to change from previous years to accommodate the Covid19 restrictions but will still continue the same day and racing format as previous years. That is: On Sunday mornings, single sculls, tubs and racers, will be raced on the “Barwon Mile”. (1500 m)

We plan a shorter season and will launch straight into the 1500m racing. There will be 6 of these 1500m events to decide the 2020 champions. We have pencilled in a Head of the Barwon but will have to confirm support from our river management partners before we can confirm that.

The big change is that to conform with Covid19 regulations, the social distancing and hygiene rules instigated by the clubs will apply and there will be no gathering afterwards at the boathouse for a toastie and a coffee ☹


  • All entries to be done through Trybooking
  • All entries will need to be in by Wednesday of each week for the Handicapper to review
  • Entry fee paid through Trybooking at time of entry
  • It is most important to tell us if you are sharing a boat with another participant.
  • The draw will be posted on CBRC Facebook page Thursday evening with heat times
  • Competitors will need to minimise their time at the club so should arrive 30 minutes prior to their heat time and are responsible for getting themselves to the start for their race time.
  • Competitors must leave the boathouse immediately after washing and racking their equipment.
  • Results will be posted on the CBRC Facebook page.
  • Handicaps for your first outing will be taken from last season’s times. If you have not competed with us before you will be invited to choose your own time but you will not be able to “win” your first outing.

The entries will be divided into heats of 5 competitors to meet the maximum of 10 people Covid 19 rule. The goal of the handicapper is have all in a heat finish at the same time! Points are awarded for finish position. The highest points score in Tub boats and racing boats will be the Series winners.

We are looking to have the final event to 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)

The series presentations will need to be based on Covid19 restrictions at the time so will be the subject of a further announcement.

Winter Sculling 2020

Starting date:   June 28th 2020

The Geelong Winter Sculling Series is open to RV affiliated(recreational) 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 28th Handicapped Race 1
July 5th Handicapped Race 2
July 12th Handicapped Race 3
July 19th Handicapped Race 4
July 26th Handicapped Race 5
August 2nd Handicapped Race 6
August 9th Sculler’s Head of the Barwon


Tub boats                    (1,500 metres)

Racing boats               (1,500 metres)

For more information eMail

Or phone Peter Aberle : 0404 452482