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 four 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 Island.
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 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 2018/2019 season are approximately $2000. Fees differ each year as every second year we travel to Twizel in the South Island for the Maadi Cup Regatta.