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2016: The year ahead for Rowing New Zealand

  • 01 Jan 16

2016: The year ahead for Rowing New Zealand

The year of 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting one with the Rio Olympic Games on the horizon. This list is far from complete but is designed to give an idea of the major events in the rowing calendar in the upcoming year.

February

16 – 20 February, The Bankstream New Zealand Rowing Championships will take place at Lake Karapiro. The five-day event features rowing at all levels with a total of 76 events and finals running over the last three days of the regatta.

27 Feb – 4 March, Elite trials will take place at Lake Karapiro with the New Zealand Rowing Olympic Team to be named on 4 March.

April

4 – 9 April, Aon Maadi Cup (New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Championships) will be hosted at Lake Ruataniwha. Rowers will compete in various age groups from U15 to U18 as well as novice and lightweight grades.

15 – 20 April, Under-23 Trials will be held at Lake Karapiro with U-23 crews being selected to contest the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam at the end of August.

17 – 23 April, Junior Trials will take place at Lake Karapiro with junior crews being selected to contest the Junior World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam at the end of August.

23 – 24 April, The Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships take place over Anzac weekend. Rowers of various abilities from Novice to Championship will compete against universities from around NZ.

29 April – 1 May, Under-21 Trials are to be held at Lake Karapiro to select crews to represent New Zealand in the NZ vs Australia series #1 (June) and #2 (September).

May

21 May, the NZRA AGM is to be held at the Amora Hotel in Wellington, further details can be found on the Rowing New Zealand website.

22 – 25 May, selected New Zealand crews will compete at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne in order to gain qualification to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

27 – 29 May, the elite New Zealand Rowing Team will compete at World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne.

June

17 – 19 June, the elite New Zealand Rowing Team will compete at World Rowing Cup III in Poznan.

30 June – 1 July, Under-21 NZ vs Australia Series #1 to be held in Sydney.

August

6 – 13 August, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the 2016 Olympic Games with the Olympic rowing regatta being held on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the first week of the games.

21 – 28 August, World Rowing Senior, U-23 and Junior Championships will be held in a combined regatta in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

September

2 – 4 September, The World University Rowing Championships will be held in Poznan, Poland.

8 – 10 September, Under-21 NZ vs Australia Series #2 to be held at Lake Karapiro.