Notices: NZ Rowing Champs

This is the collection of regatta notices for the 2022 NZ Rowing Championships.

Crews Rowing Back from the Finish

Crews Rowing Back from the Finish
A reminder that lane 0 is the area reserved for launching boats. Crews rowing back to their zones, or to the start use Lane 1 until the 1000m mark.

2022-02-15 11:57:19
Regatta relocated and rescheduled

The 2022 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships will now take place at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel from Monday 14th and Friday 18th (inclusive) of February 2022.

Note: the date change of Monday to Friday (rather than Tuesday to Saturday) is necessary because the lake is being lowered on Friday night, so the regatta needs to be finished by that evening.

The decision to move the 2022 Rocket Foods New Zealand championships from Lake Karapiro to Lake Ruataniwha has been made in consultation with both the Karapiro Rowing Inc (KRI) and South Island Rowing Inc (SRI) operational committees and their respective Boards. The change in location was necessary as the KRI Board determined they were not able to deliver the Championships at Karapiro due to the specific event management requirements as a result of Aotearoa New Zealand moving into Red on the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

Rowing New Zealand acknowledge that the decision to move the regatta at this late stage will create a lot of work for the North Island clubs in particular as they plan their trip South, however it was the desire of the RNZ Board and management to do all we could to offer rowers a New Zealand Championship this year.

We are very mindful of the current Covid -19 situation and SRI have a proven track record in the delivery of regattas that meet the Covid 19 Protection Framework (CPF). It should be noted that Rowing New Zealand and SRI will continue to monitor the spread of Omicron variant and should cases in the community impact our ability to deliver a safe and quality regatta, or the New Zealand Government change the current CPF settings, then cancellation of the regatta could still be a possibility.

Due to the Covid Red settings, this regatta will be run under the SIR Covid Red protocols, this will mean clubs/schools are split into 100 person zones, all participants will need to be fully vaccinated and there is no provision for spectators.

We would like to acknowledge the team at SIR for agreeing to take on the hosting of the regatta at such late notice and the work they have ahead in preparation for the regatta.

There will be a further communication Wednesday afternoon to give more operational detail that still needs to be worked through.

Mark Weatherall, RNZ

2022-01-26 08:20:07
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