More than 60 students recently participated in the Inter-House Rowing Regatta which was held at the Somerset rowing shed at Bond University. The Regatta was an excellent opportunity for the new rowers to compete for the first time and for senior rowers to share knowledge with the juniors in the lead up to the local Gold Coast Schools regattas.
Rowers raced in quads, singles and double sculls, competing for the Roberts Family Trophy and for the second time in the events history, there was a tie for first place between Starkey and Veivers.
We were fortunate to have Rowing Queensland Boat Race Official, (referee in other sports) Stewart McQuade volunteer his time to explain the Regatta rules to the new students and to officiate throughout the morning. His guidance was very valuable to our rowers and I would like to thank him for generously giving his time to teach the Somerset rowers.
I would like to congratulate the winning houses and thank the coaches, teachers and parents who supported the event.
The rowers will now go on to Race 3 regatta at Coomera Lake in the next month, with the local Gold Coast Schools Rowing season culminating with the Trophy Regatta which will be held at Wyaralong Dam in mid June.
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1st - Tie Starkey/Veivers
3rd - Laver
4th - Franklin
5th - Andrews