2023 Aon Maadi Regatta NoticesNewsletter - Sitemap -
- Where: Lake Ruataniwha [map], Mackenzie Country, New Zealand.
- When: Friday 5 (part day), Saturday 6, and Sunday 7 March 2021
- What: South Island schools competing for supremacy in 50 events and preparing to challenge the North Islanders at Maadi.
REGATTA CANCELLED COVID-19 update: 16 March
In early March Rowing NZ sought feedback from secondary schools on their attendance at a proposed/postponed 2021 Aon North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships (NISS) held on 21-23 April 2021, and 2021 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships (SISS) held on either 9-11 April, or 16-18 April.
We have received insufficient interest from Schools to deem each regatta viable. As a result, Rowing NZ, Karapiro Rowing and South Island have had to make the tough decision to not proceed with the proposed regattas, and the 2021 Aon NISS and Meridian SISS events are now officially cancelled.
Rowing NZ remain grateful to Karapiro Rowing and South Island Rowing for undertaking a substantial amount of work in hosting a possible regattas on alternative dates, and we thank them for their willingness and flexibility to do so. We also respect each school's individual decision on not attending and are aware of the complexities faced with existing extra-curricular activities already in place.
The following 44 schools are entered at SISSC: ASHB, AVSG, BAYF, BURN, CASH, CBHS, CGHS, CHCO, COLU, CRAI, CRGA, CROM, DUNS, JHAR, JMCG, KAVA, MARN, MLBB, MLBG, MTAS, NCOG, NELB, OBHS, OGHS, QCHA, QHSD, RICC, RONC, RRGS, SHIR, SLDG, STAN, STBD, STCC, STHI, STKV, STMG, TIMB, TIMG, VILL, WAKA, WMEA, WTKB, WTKG
Confused by the codes? There's a list of school codes and colours, as well a page with indicative images of school colours.
With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation and the possibility of changing government regulations in NZ we would also like to recommend that schools and supporters consider their bookings and the subsequent cancellation policies or insurance of those bookings carefully. Disruption to or cancellation of these regattas could occur at any time. Also please ensure you stay at home and do not attend the event if you are sick or feeling unwell, and please ensure attention to personal hygiene remains paramount (wash your hands, cough or sneeze into elbow).
At close of entries there are 1028 students from 44 schools entered in 2889 seats in 786 crews.
Entry fees (exclusive of GST) for the regatta were set by members at the 2019 AGM: 1X $17, 2X/2- $20, 4X+/4+ $30, 8X+/8+ $44, amenity $24 per student.
There are U17 Pair exhibition events for this regatta. They fit into the programme between events 38 and 39. Students entering the exhibition events are limited to also entering no more than 2 other additional events.
While South Island schools are competing on Lake Ruataniwha for recognition as the best the South Island has to offer their North Island counter-parts will do the same thing up at the 2021 Aon North Island Champs on Lake Karapiro. Keep a watch on both regattas for indicators of who may claim the top spot at Maadi!
There is an entry limit of 2 crews per event per school; except in eights and octuples, which have no limit. These limits will not rise during supplementary entries.
Number of events per student
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.
NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria
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-issued PCRE per crew (1 in singles!).
There were 1009 students from 49 schools entered in 2780 seats in 777 crews. 183 races were required to complete the regatta and find the winners of all 52 events (incl exhibition U17 2-).