U19 Grants 2024

To apply for grants here. Legion membership dues and profits from our regattas go to support U19 Junior rowing. If you would join the Legion enables more $$ to be made available in future years.

Lesley Milne CNZM

Lesley Milne (nee Keys) Lesley Milne has given nearly five decades of service to rowing. All these hours have been voluntary, over and above her day job as a primary school teacher, where she also excelled. Much of the voluntary…

Pick your crews

Picking your crew lineups for regatta is a delicate task for Masters group organisers and coaches. There are so many potentially “touchy” topics. Rather than present a vanilla approach, I thought it would give insight if I share the process…

Legion Regatta Trophies

CAVE CUP (Memorial) Open Mixed Four DAVE BLACKIE HANDLES Oldest Winning Double  (Men) DAVE BLACKIE HANDLES Oldest Winning Double (Women) CORPORATE TROPHY  Men’s Coxed Four (Recreational / New Novices) CORPORATE TROPHY  Women’s Coxed Four (Recreational / New Novices) SCHOOL PARENTS…

Legion of Southland 62nd Regatta

Meridian Energy flag flying off a boat on the Oreti River, NZ

The 62nd Legion of Southland regatta was held in good conditions on the Oreti River – a light breeze came up late in the programme -not that that had any effect on the condition. It was only a small regatta 70 rowers competing. We…

The Rule of Four

silhouette rowing eight held by 8 rowers in sunrise

You bag your warm up and jump straight to the hard strokes. Next you conveniently forget your post-row stretch. Cutting training corners may be tempting when you are in a rush but in the long run it won’t pay. Even…

The Hazard Point

five men in a rowing boat.

Stroking out of your comfort zone is a must to reach higher limits as an athlete and there is no better place to execute than on the race course.  Until you have tried something beyond your competence or skill, you…

WRMR23 – Tshwane South Africa

people holding flags, rowing regatta

Gathered under African Skies, Athletes, Officials, Volunteers, and Support Staff from around the world, joined with the Local Organizers and workers for what has been an amazing event on Roodeplaat Dam. The experience was almost lost when a freak wind…