Masters Regattas (2) – Rescheduled


This regatta has now been rescheduled for Saturday 2/10/2021 at Lake Karapiro

Entries to be made at and close at 10pm on 24/09/202

It is unknown what Alert Level we will be in later this month, therefore

  • The regatta will only operate in Level One
  • If there are less than 100 rowers entered we may not hold the regatta
  • Any decision to cancel the regatta will be made by KRI & the Legion of Rowers on 20/09/2021

We suggest it may be a future requirement for regatta attendees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


The following statement was issued by Rowing New Zealand on 30/08/2021:

Given the current COVID-19 response throughout the country, South Island Rowing and Rowing NZ have discussed the best course of action for the 2021 New Zealand Masters Rowing Championships.

In order to give masters rowers from all regions in NZ the best chance of attending their national championships, it has been decided that the regatta will be postponed.

The new proposed date for the regatta is 29 – 31 October, where it will be combined with the Aoraki 1000m regatta at Lake Ruataniwha.

We appreciate there may be challenges because of this change, however both SIR and Rowing NZ are committed to hosting a regatta for the masters community following years of disruptions due to COVID-19.

More information surrounding the regatta will be released in due course.

South Island Rowing Inc. and Rowing NZ thank you for your understanding. 


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A question for masters rowers… South Island Rowing are adjusting the race format because we are sharing the weekend with another regatta.
This is an opportunity to try something new (sprints & 3 day racing).
Would the following format change your intention to attend?
Safety briefing Thursday evening
Start racing Friday 8 am
Saturday racing alongside Aoraki regatta & evening party
Sunday – New races to be worked out e.g. interprovincial / fun races / 500m sprints – Finished by 10am
[normal regatta finish time is 2 pm] more