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Under 21s Ready for Round Two on Home Waters

  • 24 Aug 17

The second leg of the 2017 Under 21 Trans-Tasman Regatta begun this morning with the New Zealand team racing on home waters. The event at Karapiro follows the first leg held in Penrith, Australia, in June where Australia took an early lead in the points.

The kiwi crews look set to turn things around with many strong performancse in the heats this morning, taking wins in five of the eight boat classes raced.

The men's and women's coxless pairs, men's and women's lightweight singles sculls, and the men's heavyweight single scull took top honors and will be gunning to hold these positions this afternoon in the finals.

Entries, results and race schedules will be posted on RowIT

Points for racing will be awarded in the finals as follows:

1. 1st - 6 points, 2nd - 4 points, 3rd - 2 points, 4th - 1 point for W1x, M1x, W2-, M2-

2. 1st - 6 points, 2nd - 4 points for LM2x, LW2x, M4-, W4-, M8+, W8+

3. 1st - 2 points and 2nd - 1 point for LW1x, LM1x, MixL2x

2017 Under 21 Rowing Team

Men's Coxless Pair:

Ruben Houghton, Angus McFarlane

Fergus McSwiney, Cameron Steedman

Women's Coxless Pair:

Ruby Willis, Ellen Schroeder

Ella Simanu, Catherine Layburn

Women's Lightweight Double:

Grace Shaw, Georgia Keech

Men's Lightweight Double:

Jordan Gasson, Joseph Graham

Women's Single Scull:

Alice Grave

Jessica Turfrey

Men's Single Scull:

Jonathan Kumarich

Jared van Vianen

Travelling Reserves:

Women's: Sophie Egnot-Johnson

Men's: James Brott


Men's: Natalie Bocock

Women's: Lucy Bird


Kaye Surgenor

Josh Schmidt

Steve Wills

Team Manager:

Megan Liddy