Events

General Event Information

Start Time
Racing will start at 8:30 am each week and generally be concluded by 10.00 am, depending on the number of heats required.

Bow Numbers
Bow numbers will be used for all events and will be available for collection from 7.30am. No deposit is required but if you are unable to bring the number back we will charge you $30. PLEASE BRING YOUR NUMBER BACK AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, VOLUNTEERS DON'T LIKE STANDING IN THE COLD FOR ONE NUMBER...

For races on the Yarra, bow numbers must be collected from MUBC and returned by 10.30am.

Fees:  
The annual fee to register with the VSA is $40.00.

The cost of entering each race is $10.00.

Entry:

To enter, go to the "Register" tab on the top line of this site.

Weekly Confirmation and Scratching

You don't need to confirm your entry each week, having registered and entered for multiple events over several weeks.  However, if you need to scratch for any reason, you must scratch your race entry by email to:   wintersculling@hotmail.com   before 6.00pm on Monday each week.

We need scratchings to ensure that we include everyone who wants to race, but not people who don't plan to turn up. These emails should have the subject shown as follows: " J . Smith   entry 26/7 scratch" , so that the email does not need to be opened by the person processing entries.

Please scrach if you can't make it, half empty races aren't fun.

Entries will be collated and starting order and times finalised in time for this information to be published on the wintersculling.com.au website by Friday, under the Draws section of the website. The starting order and times will also be displayed at MUBC at 7:30 am Saturday.


No late entries will be accepted ,
because this causes delay in race starts, inconveniencing all competitors.

(Please don't ask to be the exception.)

Event Distances

The 4 km Albert Park Grand Prix features a mass start, and a starting grid with pole position awarded to the sculler judged to be fastest by the organizers. The race will comprise one and a half anti clockwise laps of the lake.

The 6 km Round the Island race will start and finish at the Judge's Box.

Rounds 1 to 6 of the Handicap Series will be over 800m for novice scullers (in any sort of scull) and 2000m for experienced rowers, finishing at the Judge's Box.

The Head of the Maribyrnong starts at the Canoe Club downstream from the Raleigh Rd / Maribyrnong Rd Bridge, and finishes approximately 3.2 km downstream at Lynches Bridge.

The 8 km Sculler's Head of the Yarra for racing boats starts at the Hawthorn Rowing Club and finishes at the Judge's Box. Tub boats also start at Hawthorn Rowing Club and race 8 km to the Judge's Box.

 

Upcoming events

Albert Park Grand Prix 2024
Sat 08 Jun 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Albert Park
The John Whiting Round the Island 2024
The John Whiting Round the Island race
Yarra River- to Herring Island and return
Handicap Series Round 1 2024
Sat 22 Jun 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Yarra River- Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box
Handicap Series Round 2 2024
Sat 29 Jun 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Yarra River- Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box
Handicap Series Round 3 2024
Sat 06 Jul 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Yarra River- Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box
Handicap Series Round 4 2024
Sat 13 Jul 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Yarra River- Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box
Handicap Series Round 5 2024-Fancy Dress
Sat 20 Jul 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Yarra River- Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box
Handicap Series Round 6 2024
Sat 27 Jul 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Yarra River- Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box
GRA Scullers Head of the Barwon 2024
Sat 03 Aug 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Barwon River
Head of the Maribyrnong 2024
Sat 10 Aug 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Maribyrnong River
Scullers Head of the Yarra 2024
Sat 17 Aug 2024 8:30AM — 11:00AM
Hawthorn Rowing Club