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Our club consists of students that attend Whanganui High School. In addition to this school, we also have home-schooled individuals who join us.

Every rower starts off as a Novice or Novie, and following their first rowing regatta win or their first season they transition into an age group rower. 

During the season, all selected rowers will participate in local and national regattas. Rowers/crews achieving a sufficiently high standard will be considered for entry in the North Island Secondary School Championships (NISS) at Lake Karapiro, near Cambridge or the New Zealand Secondary School Championships (Maadi Cup) held alternatively at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel or Lake Karapiro the end of March. The competitive season concludes in April.



Rowers, coxswains are sorted into training squads and assigned coaches, and training plant. Training varies between winter and summer, but students can expect to be active 4-5 times a week. This includes afternoon sessions during the week and morning sessions on the weekend.


AWRC has a hardworking fundraising committee which who raises funds for additional club expenses, projects and events. Our members and supporters are asked to support and join in these activities when they occur. 


The Club/School attends a schedule of regattas throughout the season. Regatta fees, transport to-and accommodation are not included in club subscription fees and are payable at the time of each regatta. 

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