TEACHER IN CHARGE: Mr Aaron Leech
COMPETITION: Term 1: Crews compete in 4 regattas during this Term. These include Head of Harbour, Junior Regatta, NISS and NZSS Rowing Championships (Maadi Cup).
Term 2 and 3: Most returning rowers compete in long distance races during the
off-season. Most returning rowers compete at various indoor erg competitions
during the off-season.
TRAINING: During the off season all returning rowers have up to three on water session increasing
to 4 in Term 4. Combinations of erg sessions, weights, spin or run are done before or after school.
Prior to the season in April new U15s and new U18s will start with 2 lunchtime
indoor rowing (erg) sessions, an after school whole squad run and 2 after school
on water trainings.
From January until March most crews will increase their training to twice a day 6
days a week in the build up to nationals.
VENUES: Training is done from the Tauranga Rowing Club, Memorial Park.
Regattas are held at Lake Karapiro and Lake Pupuke.
NZSS Champs alternate between Karapiro and Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel, South
UNIFORM: Boys train in cotton stubbies or PE shorts, a tee shirt, hat and a long sleeved navy
or white thermal.
Boys are provided with a TBC trackpants, TBC row suit and a Tauranga Rowing Club (TRC) row suit.
They purchase a polo, singlet, half-zip and hat which should last 4 seasons.
EQUIPMENT: All equipment is provided. Running shoes are required.
COSTS: Fees for competitive rowing for the 2017/2018 season are approximately $2300. The fees for this season are increased as every second year as we need to travel to Twizel in the South Island for Maadi Cup. These fees reflect the air tickets, accommodation, ferry and other transport costs for traveling to the South Island. Twizel will be in 2018, 2020, 2022 etc. This covers the Tauranga Boys' College costs for the whole season, excluding uniform. There will be additional Tauranga Rowing Club fees on top of this.