Rowing

The rowing experience is a rewarding one for all involved, including parents and supporters. While there are many early mornings, afternoon trainings and weekend regattas over the summer, the benefits from rowing are worth the struggle and our rowing boys truly learn to become disciplined and mature young men through their journey.

Our Teacher in Charge of Rowing is Mr Pichardo

 

Recent Success

The 2017-18 season saw a total squad of 18 rowers and 4 coxswains and the Learn to Row Programme (open to any student interested in taking up the sport and held in the off season), attracted a number of newcomers to this demanding yet satisfying sport. This allowed us to have 8 novice rowers and 9 returning rowers to prepare for the Maadi Cup Regatta in Twizel. 

 

Our young men performed very well at Maadi this year, finishing in 3 A Finals, 4 B Finals, 2 C Finals and 1 E Final. 

In the single scull, Finn Hamill (Year 11) impressed all with his silver medal in the U16 category.

 

 

Location

We train at St John's College and the Waikato Rowing Club, Grantham Street.

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday 29th September, 2018

 

Head of the Waikato at Karapiro

(returning rowers only)

 

Saturday 3rd November, 2018

 

Waikato 100 River Race – Last leg to Port Waikato

(experienced crews only)

 

Saturday 17th /Sunday 18th November, 2018

 

Memorial Regatta, Karapiro

 

Saturday 1st /Sunday 2nd December, 2018

 

Karapiro Club Regatta, Karapiro

 

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December, 2018

 

Christmas Regatta, Karapiro

 

Monday 17th - Friday 21st December, 2018

 

SJC Rowing Camp, Karapiro

 

Monday 21st – Thursday 24th January, 2019

 

SJC Rowing Day Camp, Karapiro

 

Friday 25th – Monday 28th January, 2019

 

Cambridge Town Cup & North Island Club Champs, Karapiro

 

Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th February 2019

 

Mercury Junior Regatta, Karapiro

 

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March, 2019

 

North Island Secondary Schools Championships, Karapiro

 

Monday 25th – Saturday 31st March 2019

 

New Zealand Secondary School Championships (Maadi), Karapiro