Rowing Geelong Winter Sculling 2021

Starting Sunday June 6th
At Corio Bay Rowing Club. 8:30am

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

The 2021 training 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)

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 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 Covid safe 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.

Winter Sculling Series 2021

Starting date: June 6th 2021

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 6th Round the Island on the Barwon
June 13th Machine Gun Sprints
June 20th Handicapped Race 1
June 27th Handicapped Race 2
July 4th Handicapped Race 3
July 11th Handicapped Race 4
July 18th Handicapped Race 5
July 25th Handicapped Race 6
July 31rd (Saturday)  Sculler’s Head of the Maribyrnong*
August 7th (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Barwon
August 14th (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.

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