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Karapiro Rowing Board
Sonya Walker (NZSSRA)

Tony Allen (Chief Umpire)
Martin Hyde (Chief Judge)
Terry Tidbury (Chief Starter)
Janey Wackrow (NZSSRA)
Warren Thomas (Regatta Committee)

SISSC 2017

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2018 NISSC

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2018 Aon North Island Secondary Schools Champs Logo Karapiro, 2-4 March 2018
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  • Where: Lake Karapiro [map], Waikato, New Zealand.
  • When: Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March 2018 (3 full days of racing)
  • What: North Island schools competing for supremacy in 52 events and preparing to challenge the South Islanders at Maadi.
  • Communication with the organisers of the 2018 North Island Secondary School Champs can be made using email to: [email protected]

ENTRIESOpening early-February

NZSSRA's online regatta entry system will open for entries in early-February and entries will close on Tuesday 20 February. Member schools will be sent a notice and copy of the regatta Conditions when entries open.

Meanwhile the online regatta entry system is open for roster maintenance. Schools are strongly encouraged to log in for Roster Maintenance and tidy up their roster of students before starting entries, as doing this while making regatta entries considerably slows down the process.

Passwords for online regatta entry are held by Member Schools' Sports Coordinators (schools should contact the Manager regarding misplaced passwords.)

Non-financial members

Any non-financial members cannot enter NZSSRA Championships and should contact the Schools Committee urgently if they are hoping to enter NISSC.


Entry fees (exclusive of GST) for the regatta were set by members at the 2017 AGM: 1X $15, 2X/2- $17, 4X+/4+ $26, 8X+/8+ $33, amenity $24.00 per student.

Number of events per student

After a review of the per student entries for the last few Seasons' school regattas and much discussion about the health and safety of each rower, the Schools Committee continues to make the following recommendation:

School age rowers should only be racing 2 events at a Championships regatta. A few rowers could be considered for 3 events; none should be doing more.

In reaching the recommendation advice was sought from physiologists, leading elite coaches and the NZ Secondary School Sports Council. The Schools Committee will continue to monitor the entry per student this season.

NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria students "new" to a school

The NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria were recently revised with effect this year. An updated article about the NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria is available to help members assess whether or not each of their students is considered new to their school. Schools are limited to 3 "new" students in an eight and 1 "new" student in other boats ("new" students are those who've swapped schools or come from overseas and looks back over the past 2 years). There is now also a limit of 2 students with an NZSSSC-issed PCRE per crew (1 in singles!).

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Tent Sites

Tent sites are ordered during the online entry process and are allocated by ballot after close of entries.


While North Island schools are competing on Lake Karapiro for recognition as the best the North Island has to offer their South Island counter-parts will be do the same thing up at the 2018 Meridian South Island Champs on Lake Ruataniwha. Keep a watch on both regattas for indicators of who may claim the top spot at Maadi!

2017 Stats

1808 students from 95 schools entered in 4934 seats in 1383 crews. 295 races were required to complete the regatta and find the winners of all 52 events.


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

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