Nielsen Kellerman Masters Regatta 2021
17 of our Mature Rowing fraternity attended this fixture at the start of the month and are pictured above with Olympic bound AWRC Member Chris Harris, and one of our previous Olympians, Ben Hammond. Several composite crews were organised with Union Wanganui, Petone and Clifton Rowing Clubs. Thanks to Des, Brocky and Jacs for co-ordinating the
logistics. Top performer was Brocky who was first in 4 events, and 3rd in his 5th event.
The Masters Novice Women Quad featuring Jane McGympsey in the stroke seat and Tamara Ross in 3, combined with two Clifton Masters in their first foray on Lake Karapiro. They won very comfortably!
Whanganui Rowing Winter Series 5K
The Clubs Masters Rowers returned from their Karapiro visit to compete in the first of the WRA Winter Series Event this year which attracted a total of 17 starters which included five AWRC, and three from the Wellington Rowing Club.
The fixture was won by a Putiki Masters 6 man Waka Ama boat with a prognostic score of 92.25%.
Best AWRC performers were Brocky and Trev who finished 4 th overall in their Mens H 2X with a prognostic time of 83.69%
Club Prizegiving Saturday 22 May 2021
An extraordinarily successful Prizegiving Evening was organised and conducted
in the AWRC Lounge - thanks to organisers Tom Monaghan, Messina Su’a, Georgina Ross and Kit Croxford.
Recognitions and Awards were as follows:
Premier Cup – Georgia Nugent-O’Leary
Thompson Trophy and Spriggens Cup – Campbell Monk
Oscar Trophy (Most Outstanding Novice) – Dan Guan
Howells Family Shied (Most Improved Novice) – Eli Kuehne
WHS Supporters Cup (Most Outstanding WHS Oarswoman) – Reeve Watson
Wright Family Trophy (Most Outstanding Overall Oarswoman) – Messina Su’a
Rob Mallasch Trophy (Masters Rower who contribute on/off water) – Jointly
Des Lock and Trevor Rush
Amalgamation Trophy (Administrator, Supporter, Active Rower Contribution) –
Presidents Trophy (Rowing ability and outstanding club/team spirit) – Georgina
Display Associates Trophy (Outstanding Crew) – Boys Under 18 Novice Double
of Dan Guan and Eli Kuehne
Rush Family Trophy (Outstanding Secondary School Crew) – Girls Under 16
Coxed Quad of Reeve Watson, Victoria Soutar, Awen Emmett, Eliza Maxey and
coxswain Campbell Monk.
Jack Brock Memorial Cup (Outstanding School Oarsman) and Jones Family
Trophy (Most Outstanding Sculler) – Jordan Manville.
Booster Wine Fundraiser
Thanks to everyone who supported our fund raiser which yielded $1490 toward our Club Funds – A portion of this will go towards the replacement flag for our Club.
Saturday 5 June - South Island Masters Regatta (Lake Hood, Ashburton)
Thursday 10 June - Thirsty Thursday – 5.00pm AWRC Lounge
Sunday 13 June - WRA Winter Series 6k Race. Start 9:30am Matarawa Stream
(Host Club Union)
Monday 14 June - Committee Meeting
Thursday 24 June - Thirsty Thursday – 5.00pm AWRC Lounge
Quote of the Month
“It’s good to shake the hand of a winner but it is always best to be the winner
having your hand shaken” - Neil Thomson (Australia)
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