Row, row, row your boat . . . Bairnsdale Rowing Regatta


Next weekend, 1st and 2nd September, there is to be a rowing regatta in Bairnsdale.  Since we moved here from Canberra we have been interested to see the number of schools that bring their students to Bairnsdale for what would appear to be rowing camps.  Particularly towards the end of the school year in December there are often students camped in the caravan park close to the river.  The students can also be seen rowing on the Tambo River which flows alongside the Metung Road.

It isn’t summer at the moment but next weekend sees a regatta in Bairnsdale. The Bairnsdale Rowing Club was established in 1872 but over the years  declined and was wound up in 1965 with the boats being sold to Daramalan College in Canberra, (coincidentally the school my son attended and where my brother-in-law was deputy principal). Recently the club has been revived (I’m not sure when) and it looks as though it is going from strength to strength.  Last week there was an article in the Bairnsdale Advertiser informing us of the newly built rowing platform and access path on the Mitchell River, all to help in celebrating 140 years of the club.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. There’s nothing quite like messing about in boats. I do most of my rowing indoors on a rowing machine but I was talking to a friend yesterday about possibly going to a club to get out on the water. Not the best time of year for that here now, mind you. I hope your regatta goes really well and you have lovely weather for it.

    1. suth2 says:

      I would like to have tried rowing in those skinny type boats when I was younger but I feel the days have passed for me to have a go now. Plenty of other things for me to do though.

  2. Northern Narratives says:

    We have a rowing club here too but I have never tried it. It is fun to watch.

    1. suth2 says:

      I haven’t tried it either but it certainly looks graceful when they are skimming along the water.

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