The Legion of Rowers’ email list has been extended to include any South Island Rowers who want to receive information about our regattas and news.
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.
Rowing Canada Aviron, British Rowing, Rowing Australia and Rowing NZ have today announced the One Minute Challenge, a joint initiative for indoor rowers across the respective nations.
To keep track of the results, participants will be asked to log their scores on a live, real-time web platform, then share their results and nominate friends on social media using #minutechallenge. Taking place over the weekend of Friday 8 – Tuesday 12 May, the mass-participation competition challenges anyone with a rowing machine at home to see how far they can row in one minute. Members of the public will compete alongside rowers from each nation’s elite teams for individual awards in various age, weight and adaptive rowing categories, with international bragging rights also at stake for the country that records the furthest combined distance.
The web platform will be open for entries throughout this coming weekend, opening at 11:00 Friday 8 May and closing at 10.59 Tuesday 12 May.
For More Information contact
- Rowing NZ Marketing & Communication Manager
- 027 403 9326
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