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2017 Aon Maadi Cup

  • 29 Jan 2015
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The Aon Maadi Cup regatta is the National Championships for school rowing in New Zealand. Run by the NZSSRA and Rowing New Zealand and it is New Zealand's largest rowing regatta.

The 2017 Aon Maadi Cup will be held at Lake Karapiro from 27th March until 1st April (with the 2nd April as the spare day).

The week long programme is scheduled as follows:

  • Sunday 26th - Parade 12:30pm in Cambridge, Safety Meeting 4pm at the Don Rowlands Centre and 5pm the NZSSRA AGM
  • Monday 27th - Heats begin
  • Tuesday 28th - Heats conclude and all Repechages begin
  • Wednesday 29th - Repechages end, quarter-finals, E&F Finals
  • Thursday 30th - Semi-finals, C&D Finals
  • Friday 31st - A&B Finals (events 1-26)
  • Saturday 1st - A&B Finals (events 27-52)
  • Sunday 2nd - spare day (until 12pm)

Over 2000 competitors from 120 schools are expected and around 10,000 people watch the finals from the bank.


Information for Schools Attending

Tent Sites - If your school would like a tent site at the 2017 Aon Maadi Cup you will need to tick the box on the entry/declaration form, please select from a powered site/non-powered site/front/back etc. These sites will then be drawn in a ballot and you will be notified of the location via the website.

Boat Park - the boat park times will be notified closer to the event

Training on the Lake - Pre-Regatta Training will be available on limited days prior to the event, times will be notified closer to the event.

Declarations - Remember to have all your schools paperwork signed by the Principal and emailed, no declaration forms means your school cannot compete.

Entry Limits - Regatta hosts will most likely seek regatta limits for this event, and these will be advised early in the season.

Entry Recommendation - Reminder to all schools it is recommended that school rowers only be entered in 2 or 3 events maximum at the Aon Maadi Cup, with the amount of racing (heats, reps, quarters, semis, finals) over a one week period this is considered the acceptable entry level for school students.

Trophies - if you were a winner of a trophy last year please remember to bring this and drop it at the office on your arrival.

Parade - An Opening Parade will take place on Sunday 26th March at 12:30pm in Cambridge, details will be notified to all participating schools.

Competitions - look out for the competitions Rowing NZ will be running thanks to the support of the events sponsor Aon.

Smoke, Alcohol and Drug Free - reminder to all schools the 2017 Aon Maadi Cup is Smoke, Alcohol and Drug Free for all competitors.

After Party Concerns - After complaints received and concerns about young people and issues with alcohol NZSSRA and Rowing NZ do not endorse or support any form of 'after party' for rowers at the Maadi Cup.

Webcast - Can't attend the event? Don't worry, there will be a live webcast on the Thursday/Friday/Saturday so don't miss any of the action! Check back in for the links closer to the time.

Useful websites -

Karapiro Rowing www.karapirorowing.com

Maadi Cup www.maadicup.co.nz

Social Media

Facebook – Aon Maadi Cup

Twitter #aonmaadicup2015 @maadicup

Instagram - @aonmaadicup

SkySport - the 2017 Aon Maadi Cup will have a highlights package screened on SkySport - Check back in closer to the time for the schedule.