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Newsletter - December 2020

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We wish you a safe and happy Christmas! We hope you enjoy some time with family and friends and we will see you back on the water in the New Year.

Schools Regatta Programme and Limits 2020

The following limits have been proposed by hosts and approved by the Schools Committee for the 2021 school regattas and the following will be applied at each event:

Aon Maadi CupAon North Island Secondary School ChampsMeridian South Island Secondary School Champs
Singles & Doubles
1 crew per event per school
All other events
4 crews per event per school
Single, Double/Pair, Four/Quad
2 crews per event per school
Eights and Octuples
4 crews per event per school
Single, Double/Pair, Four/Quad
2 crews per event per school
Eights and Octuples
No Limit

After the close of entries regatta control may call for supplementary entries, which are limited late entries. But only where this will not require extra races to be completed. Schools should not rely on being able to get one of these late entries.

Also please note our recommendation for number of events - students should only be entered into 2 events with the occasional student undertaking 3 events. Should students be entered in more than the recommended 2-3 entries per student, Principals will be required to sign off the entry and could be contacted directly by the Schools Committee.

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation and the possibility of changing government regulations in NZ we would also like to recommend that schools, clubs 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.


The NZSSRA 2021 AGM will take place on Sunday 21st March after the safety briefing of the Aon Maadi Cup, at the Don Rowlands Centre. As per the 4-yearly cycle this AGM is a rule change year.

  • Remits - The closing date for remits for the AGM is 14 February.
  • Nominations - The nominations for the following positions are called for and due on the accompanying dates.
    • NZSSRA Life Members - 10th January 2021
    • Schools Committee Appointed member - 7 February 2021
    • Schools Committee Elected member - 14 February 2021
  • Applications to host - 2023 Championships and any fee change proposals for 2022 - 14 February 2021.

Please make remits, nominations and applications in writing to [email protected]

Safeguarding Children

Rowing NZ have released resources to assist clubs with their Child Protection Policy and promoting safe practices with children. We recommend school rowing programmes working within rowing clubs ensure that these are being considered and adopted by clubs. More information can be found on

Bluebridge Deal - Card now on Rowing NZ App!

Bluebridge are continuing the special deal for ferry crossings by the rowing community. Simply use the promo code "OARSOME" when booking and then show the Rowing NZ Bluebridge card upon check in and your rowing club will receive discounted rates from the preferred supplier for Cook Strait transport. The traditional business card we used is now available on the Rowing NZ App under - Directory - Rowing NZ Partners.

Visit for more information.