Rowing Geelong

Winter Sculling 2019

Starting Sunday 9th June

Corio Bay Rowing Club
Competitive Racing
Great Winter training
Entry fee: $7 / $50 season

2019 Results table

2018 Around the Island results

2018 Results table

The 2019 series will continue the same day and format as previous years. Every Sunday morning, over 8 weeks in single sculls – tubs or racers – racing on the “Barwon Mile”. 

The series will kick off with the ‘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 handicapped races can run over the remaining six weeks. 

Entries will be divided into racing boats and tubs with heats of approximately eight competitors. The goal of the handicapper is have all eight boats 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 in subsequent weeks. The highest points scorers 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. 


Start date: Sunday 9th June 2019  

The Geelong Winter Sculling Series is open to Rowing Victoria 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 9th Round the Island on the Barwon  
June 16th Machine Gun Sprints 
June 23th Handicapped Race 1 –
June 30th Handicapped Race 2
July 7th Handicapped Race 3
July 14th Handicapped Race 4
July 21st Handicapped Race 5 
July 28th Handicapped Race 6 
August 3rd  (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Maribyrnong*
August 10th (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Barwon
August 17th (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


Registration:            8:30 am

First race approx:   9:30 am

For more information email: 

Or phone Peter Aberle: 0404 452482