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Maadi DVDs/Videos 2007 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta

Post-production work on the DVDs and videos of the 2007 Aon NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships has completed and they are now available for purchase and distribution.

These DVDs (2 per day) make a fantastic record of Finals days at the regatta and feature wide-screen coverage and many of the Steven McIvor interviews from the live SkyTV broadcast.

If you haven't already purchased a copy then you can place your orders with Positive Pictures via email, tapes[], or by calling their toll free number: 0800 488 226.

  • Both Friday and Saturday: $70+ $5 postage & packaging
  • Just Friday or Saturday: $40+ $5 postage & packaging

See the website for more rowing videos and DVDs.

SALE: Maadi Clothing Official 2007 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta apparel

There is still a limited amount of offical regatta apparel from the 2007 Aon NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships available from the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Rowing Association and prices have been reduced to clear this remaining stock.

Boys' Tee shirtsS M L XL 2XL 3XL$20.00
Girls' Tee shirts8 10 12 14 16 18$20.00
Charcoal Microfleece topsXS S M L XL 2XL$50.00
CapsOne size$10.00

To place your order you will need to post the order details and a cheque for payment + $5.00 postage to WBoPSSRA

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Make cheques (for the cost + $5.00 postage) payable to W/BOPSSRA and post to:

Marion Edwards
3 Byron Way
Tauranga 3110

Items will be bagged ready for postage on first come first serve basis, and will be dispatched when cheque is cleared. Any queries to Marion Edwards: Ph. 07 576 2045 or 021 158 2477, email mariontga[]

2007 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta Star TrophyLake Karapiro, 26 - 31 March 2007

At Maadi 2007 a successful week of racing was completed and New Zealand's premier rowing school identified: Rangi Ruru Girls School, winners of the Star Trophy! [Points table] Other major trophy winners were:

  • Executive Trophy: Hamilton Boys High School
    (Sweep Oar Champs) [Points table]
  • Presidents Scull: Nelson College & Hauraki Plains College
    (Sculling Champs) [Points table]
  • Maadi Cup: Hamilton Boys High School
    (B U18 8+) [replay]
  • Levin Jubilee Cup: Rangi Ruru Girls School
    (G U18 8+) [replay]
  • Simon Briggs Cup: Jenny Matthews, Nelson College for Girls
    (Coxswain of the regatta)
  • Bill Eaddy Cup: Dale Maher, Rangi Ruru Girls School
    (RowingNZ's junior coach of the year)

Thanks to KRI and all their volunteers for a fantastic 2007 Maadi regatta.

  • DVDs/Videos: Positive Pictures produces DVDs of the finals days (2 discs per day) special compilations can be arranged on application. Visit the Rowing Videos website
  • Photos: Kolorcare took the podium and on-water photos.

sample photo from Kolourcare


We are now able to bring you more extensive results that also allow you to navigate by school or pupil.

Notices & Updates Karapiro, 26 March - 1 April 2007

  • Photos from start
    Looking for the photos taken from the start? Most crews were captured by Kolourcare.
  • Results: regatta results will be updated regularly throughout the regatta.
  • Daysheets
    Official daysheets are available from the regatta secretariat.
  • Webcam
    Get a glimpse of the action through Rob's webcam (updated every 30 secs).
  • Weather
    Victoria University provides an excellent weather forecast service.
  • Stats
    1992 pupils (incl 31 reserves) from 106 schools entered in 1262 crews across 42 events.
  • More stats
    394 races: 178 heats, 84 repechages, 52 semi-finals and 80 finals.
  • Didymo / boat washing
    Don't forget "Check, clean, dry".
  • Regatta organiser email contact: 2007.maadi[]


  • Drug Free Sport
    Because many of our top pupils will go on to compete in rowing at the highest levels we have invited Drug Free Sport to bring its education programmes to the regatta. Drug Free Sport is only on site to educate pupils not to carry out testing. Wherever possible no young athlete should stop taking medications which are properly and necessarily prescribed by a doctor.
  • Regatta Control
    A further reminder that the Regatta Controller makes all decisions about the racing programme (time of races, which crews are in which race etc) and any alterations to it subject only to the right to protest his decisions to the Race Committee.
    If a crew is likely to be late for its race through gear failure or such like, the first step is to let the Boat Marshal know this as soon as possible. The Boat Marshal will then discuss this with the Regatta Controller. It is important that coaches / managers ensure that they obtain an answer to any inquiry or request that they make to the Boat Marshal and not just assume that their request will be allowed.
    Any presentation to the Regatta Controller (including scratchings, substitutions, complaints and protests) must be in writing and submitted to the Regatta Secretary in the Tower. It is helpful if a cellphone number is noted on the communication.
    There is to be no direct approach to the Regatta Controller about a regatta matter unless that is invited either by him or the Chief Umpire. Murray Campbell moved down last year from the second floor of the Tower to the alcove in the KRI lounge. This has made him far more accessible which has caused some difficulties particularly from coaches and managers who insist on making rambling complaints and then do not take No for an answer.
    It is seen as necessary to return to the system that operated before the relocation of the Regatta Controller's office and which is, indeed, standard at major regattas. Any submissions / protests / complaints / scratchings / substitutions etc to the Regatta Controller or the Race Committee must be in writing so that there can be no dispute as to what is being sought. A decision will be given as soon as possible.
  • Radios and cell phones
    Coaches and rowers are reminded there is an absolute prohibition against carrying such equipment during a race (whether or not it is used) and the penalty is mandatory disqualification of the SCHOOL (rule 4.8). Because there were rumours of cell phone usage during Maadi 2006 the organisers are going to be especially vigilant in enforcing rule 4.8 during the 2007 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta.

Communications device rulingupdated

The Maadi Race Committee has ruled that the Nelson Kellerman Speed Coach, which has the capability to transmit (rating and speed) from ship to shore, is prohibited from being carried in a boat during a race pursuant to Rule 4.8 of the NZSSRA Rules of Racing unless the aerial has been removed and there is no aerial on board the boat. This ruling should be taken as clarifying any uncertainty about cox box systems or such-like that have the capability to transmit any information to anyone outside the boat during a race.

Police messages NZ PoliceLake Karapiro, 2007 Aon Maadi Cup

  • Driving: be sure to obey the speed limit at all times. There are road works on Maungatautari Rd with a 30 limit (so driving to watch both the start and finish of a race is not possible).
  • Theft: take care of your personal belongings and help prevent opportunistic theives from ruining the regatta for others.

On-site services

Oarthentic Oars, WinTech Racing, Concept 2, Biosecurity New Zealand "Check, Clean, Dry", Offical Licensed Apparel (WBoPSSRA), Espresso Infussion, Ice creams, cold drinks, Lion Club hot food, .


This New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association regatta is sanctioned by the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council and by the New Zealand Rowing Association.


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