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May 2021 Newsletter


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) –

Grader Howells

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.


Coming Up

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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