Lower North Island Regatta Report

Thanks to everyone for helping (or offering to help) with the Lower NI Masters regatta on 19 September.
We had 65 rowers representing Horowhenua, Hawkes Bay, Porirua, Petone, Clifton, Aramaho Whanganui, Wellington, and Star (eight clubs in total).
Being flexible was key and we were able to quickly make the decision to move from Manawatu to Whanganui (without too much hassle). A huge thanks to Gordon Dobson, Sarah Huston-Eastergaard and Andrew Carr-Smith for your efforts on and off the water.
Jo Mason, Andrew Bealing, and Kevin Horan had a great programme of events arranged that everyone enjoyed – a long distance race followed by mixed 500m/250m races on the Saturday.
On Sunday, we all met at the Foxton Loop for a social “Manawatu pleasure cruise” that took rowers along the loop and up the Manawatu river on a 13.5km journey. Even though some people were suffering the effects of Saturday night – the flat water and warm sun made this a highlight of the weekend.
We heard heaps of positive feedback about the social aspect and opportunity to meet fellow masters.
Thanks Horowhenua RC, Wellington Rowing Association and the participating clubs for all pitching in.
Can’t wait for next year!
Caroline Robertson, Petone RC.

NZ Masters Championships – CANCELLED

NZ Masters Championship Regatta Cancelled

Yet another regatta bites the dust!

Rowing New Zealand has announced the cancellation of the NZ Masters Championship Regatta that was due to be held at Karapiro in September due to the current and probably future restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, there is still the World Rowing Masters Regatta – Virtual being held…

More can be seen on the RowingNZ website

 

 

Legion Regatta & WRA Long Distance…

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

15th August 2020

CANCELLATION OF NORTH ISLAND MASTERS REGATTA

The Legion of Rowers wish to advise that, due to the resurgence of the Corona Virus, and the uncertainty over if and when New Zealand will revert to Alert Level 1 throughout the Country, the call has been made, in consultation with the Chairman of KRI, to cancel the Legion Masters regatta, scheduled for Saturday 29th August ’20.

With the greater Auckland region (extending from Wellsford to Pukekohe) at present being at Alert Level 3, and the rest of the Country at Alert Level 2, with no change in alert levels likely – if any at all –  until midnight 26th August, this has created an unprecedented situation for the Sport of Rowing, and has given us no other option but to cancel our first ever North Island Masters Championship regatta.

Our Committee would like to sincerely thank all clubs who were planning to attend, and who have supported our Masters regattas in the past.  With this regatta now cancelled, we would like to remind you of the forthcoming Rowing New Zealand Masters Championships, which are scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September ’20, at Lake Karapiro.  Please check the Rowing New Zealand website at regular intervals for news updates, as here again this regatta will be very dependent on the whole of New Zealand moving back to Alert Level 1.

The Legion AGM, which was to have taken place on Sunday 23rd August, at 11.00 a.m., will now be held as a Virtual Meeting.  More details to follow, but as usual we would very much appreciate your attendance – this time online.  More details to follow.

 

Maintaining Rowing Connections – Past, Present and Future

Providing Grants to Junior Rowers

(secretary@lor.kiwi 

LEGION REGATTAS 2020

UPDATE 18/03/2020 

APRIL REGATTA has been CANCELLED

As an organisation we have to consider the welfare of our Members and Regatta Participants in relation to the current Coronavirus Pandemic. 

  1. 26th April 2020 – This is the main LEGION MASTERS REGATTA. 
  2. 29th August 2020 – The North Island Masters Regatta where you get a chance to flex your muscles and eye up the competition for  the upcoming Rowing NZ Masters Championship Regatta in September. This regatta will be held on the 1000m, laned course at Karapiro.

Cancellation of April Legion Masters Regatta

17th March 2020

TO ALL CLUBS AND LEGION MEMBERS

Cancellation of April Legion Masters Regatta

The Legion of Rowers Committee wish to advise that, in the best interests of the health and safety of both athletes and officials, as well as coaches and spectators, we have reluctantly agreed to cancel our Masters Regatta, scheduled for Lake Karapiro, on Sunday 26th April.

Whereas our proposed regatta may have managed to stay under  the New Zealand Government’s cut-off point of under 500 for massed gatherings during this uncertain period of Corona Virus outbreaks, we felt it best to avoid any possibility of spreading the infection any further.

Our Committee would like to sincerely thank all clubs who were planning to attend, and who have supported our April Masters regatta in the past.  Although this regatta will not happen, we would like to remind you all of the two forthcoming Masters Regattas

  • Legion North Island Championship Regatta, Saturday 29th August 2020 and
  • NZ Masters Championships Regatta Sat/Sun 12th & 13th September 2020

Paula Storey, Legion Secretary