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
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
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.
26th April 2020 – This is the main LEGION MASTERS REGATTA.
- 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.
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