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Championships see final showdown before Maadi

  • 09 Mar 17

Secondary school rowers will be vying for championship medals and the upper edge on their opponents with the 2017 Aon North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships taking place at Lake Karapiro, and the 2017 Meridian South Island Secondary School Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel this weekend.

With strong fields in both regattas, the standard of competition will be high. The event also serves as a last chance for crews to test themselves before the prestigious 2017 Aon Maadi Cup (New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Championships) which are being held at Lake Karapiro from 27 March to 1 April.

This weekend’s 2017 Aon North Island Secondary School Championships will see 1858 representing 96 schools competing over three days from Friday 10 March at Lake Karapiro. Notably, the largest field entered is the boys under-16 single scull with 51 athletes set to compete. Racing will conclude on Sunday with A finals

In Twizel 1164 athletes representing 46 schools will compete from Saturday at the Meridian South Island Secondary School Rowing Championships. The regatta will host 52 events on Lake Ruataniwha over two days, with impressive entries in all events including 32 crews in the girls under-16 double scull.

Daysheets and results from both championship regattas are available on RowIT. http://www.rowit.co.nz/