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2021 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships

  • 11 Jun 2020

The 2021 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships will be held at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel 16 - 20 February. This is the pinnacle domestic rowing event in New Zealand with the country's top rowers competing for illustrious national championship honours.

A Special General Meeting was held virtually on Monday 14 December, with all 11 Associations voting unanimously in favour of proposed changes to the 2021 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships. One of the proposed changes voted upon unanimously was the Premier 4x- and Premier 8+ changing to a draft format. Athletes must be Senior Grade and above to nominate for each of these events.

Click here for more information and to submit nominations. Rowing NZ welcome all other entries via RowIT until 10pm Tuesday 2 February. A full list of Championship and Showcase Events can be viewed here

Both Rowing NZ and New Zealand’s Summer Squad athletes are excited about the new format for the Premier 4x- and Premier 8+ events, and are looking forward to many exciting races in February.

Nominations

Nominations for the Premier 4x- and 8+ have now closed.

Crews will be announced at the Draught at the Draft;

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, 2 Market Place, Twizel

Selections

All Draft Premier 4x- and Premier 8+ crews will be selected on Tuesday 16 February 2021 in a closed selection meeting.

Team Captains for the 8+ will be established through the winners of the Premier 2- heats (subject to the number of Captains required) and will take turns at selecting their crew from the nominations received.

Team Captains for the 4x- will be established through the winners of the Premier 1x heats (subject to the number of Captains required) and will take turns at selecting their crew from the nominations received.

Crew Announcements

Crews selected through the Selection Process outlined above will be announced at the Draught at the Draft function on Wednesday 17 February, at a location to be determined. Further information on this function will be shared in due course.

The number of crews per event will be based on the number of athlete nominations received and the draft process, and not all nominated athletes may be selected into a crew. Nominated athlete names will only be shared for administrative purposes within Rowing NZ and amongst associated Team Captains. Athletes successfully selected into crews should note that information provided throughout the Nomination Process may be shared publicly at the Draught at the Draft. 

Rocket Foods are Rowing NZ’s principal partners and naming rights sponsor to the Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships. Rocket Foods strives to provide the best wholesale bakery products to New Zealand, with their products sold at cafes, supermarkets and other eateries nationwide.