Rowing New Zealand

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Rowing New Zealand
Rowing New Zealand Logo.jpg
Sport Rowing
Founded 1887
Affiliation International Rowing Federation
Official website
www.rowingnz.com
New Zealand

Rowing New Zealand is sport governing body for rowing in New Zealand. Its purpose is to provide leadership and support to enable an environment of success for the New Zealand rowing community. This includes secondary schools, clubs, masters, universities and high performance.[1]

Rowing New Zealand was originally founded as the New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association on 16 March 1887. The New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association was formed by nine clubs in an effort to coordinate and regulate the sport of amateur rowing in New Zealand.[2]

In recent years Rowing New Zealand has had moderate success on the water, which has resulted in increased media interest in the sport of rowing and record participation at secondary school level. The aim is eventually to replicate the success of Great Britain and Australia on the water by the 2020 Olympics. This increase in the number of active rowers has been attributed in particular to Rob Waddell's gold medal victory at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. There have also been increases, particularly in the number of women rowers, since Georgina Evers-Swindell and Caroline Evers-Swindell won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

More recently, the 2008 Olympic trials gained intense public and media interest as previous Olympic champion Rob Waddell challenged current world champion Mahé Drysdale for the sole men’s single sculls spot. In the final race, Waddell suffered a repeat of his atrial fibrillation condition, resulting in Drysdale claiming the victory and the sole 2008 Olympic single sculls spot.[3]

Waddell was then selected into the double sculls with the young Nathan Cohen, world champion at the 2006 World University Games in single sculls, in early 2008. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, Shunyi, Beijing in August 2008, the two finished fourth in the double sculls final.[4][5][6]

Cohen went on to win the gold medal in double sculls at the next Olympic Games in 2012, with rowing partner Joseph Sullivan.[7]

Cohen and Sullivan also won the World Championship in both 2010 and 2011.[8]

Membership[edit]

Currently there are 68 clubs affiliated to Rowing New Zealand. Clubs within New Zealand are affiliated to their regional rowing associations, which include the Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, East Coast, Marlborough, Otago, Southland, Waikato, Wanganui and Wellington Rowing Associations.

Other members affiliated with Rowing New Zealand include the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association (NZSSRA), the New Zealand Universities Rowing Council, the New Zealand Rowing Race Officials Association, Regional Performance Centres (RPCs), Karapiro Rowing and Ruataniwha Rowing. RPCs provide a pathway for rowers to compete for selection in national representative crews as well as providing a high performance training environment for rowers.[1] Karapiro Rowing and Ruataniwha Rowing operate and maintain the country's two main rowing venues: Lake Karapiro near Cambridge in the North Island, and Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel in the South Island.

Events[edit]

  • National Club Championships - First held in 1888 and only fours and single sculls competed. Now it is held alternatively at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, and Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel. The event is now held over 5 days and 60+ events are raced.
  • Masters Championships - These are held annually and a rower may compete as a masters rower from the beginning of the year during which he or she reaches the age of 27.
  • New Zealand University Championships - Are held annually and the top prizes include The Ashes (Overall NZU Rowing Champs Winners), the Tamaki Cup (Championship Women's Eight), the Paul Griffiths Cup (Championship Women's Four), and the Hebberley Shield (Championship Men's Eight).[9]
  • New Zealand Secondary School Championships (Maadi Cup) - The regatta is the largest school sports event in New Zealand and is held alternatively at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, and Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel. 'Maadi Cup' is the name given to the regatta and the cup for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Boys' Under 18 Rowing Eights which is raced at the regatta. The top prizes at the regatta are the Maadi Cup, Springbok Shield, Levin Jubilee Cup, Dawn Cup and Star Trophy.[10]

National Teams[edit]

Rowing New Zealand selects Elite, Development, Under 23, Under 21, Junior and Under 18 National Teams through selection camps and trials process. The Elite National Team represents New Zealand at the highest level of competition, either at the Olympic Games, World Championships or the Rowing World Cup. While the Olympics are held once every four years, the World Championships are held every year. The Rowing World Cup comprises 3 regattas held each year and overall winners are determined by points that are awarded to the top finishing boats at each event.

The Under 23 National Team competes at the Under 23 World Championship regatta each year while the Under 21 National Team competes at the Youth Cup Regatta in Australia. The Junior National Team competes at the Junior World Championships each year and the Under 18 crews from the North Island and the South Island are selected annually to compete against one another.

Results[edit]

2010 World Championship Regatta[edit]

Rowing New Zealand successfully hosted the 2010 World Championship Regatta at Lake Karapiro, 12–19 September. New Zealand secured the rights to hold the 39th World Rowing Championship in 2006 and, in doing so, became one of only a handful of world rowing nations that have held more than one championship. At the official Closing Ceremony, FISA President Denis Oswald said: "I praise the Organising Committee for having staged such an outstanding event and I include all members of the Organising Committee and volunteers who have been so helpful and friendly to us. It won't take 32 years until we come back. Karapiro 2010 brought the World Championships to new standards and set a new model."

The first time the event came to New Zealand was in 1978. The 2010 event joins the 1978 event as being considered by many of the rowing community worldwide as being amongst the greatest ever world championships.[11]

2005 World Championship Regatta[edit]

The 2005 World Championship Regatta was one of the most successful event for Rowing New Zealand and New Zealand sport when four gold medals were won within 45 minutes, making New Zealand the most successful country at the regatta. The four victories were:

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Past Olympic Medalists[edit]

Medal Olympics Event Crew Members
Bronze 1920 Antwerp Men's Single Sculls Clarence Hadfield D'Arcy
Silver 1932 Los Angeles Men's Coxless pair Cyril Stiles; Fred Thompson
Gold 1968 Mexico Men's coxless Four Dick Joyce; Dudley Storey; Ross Collinge; Warren Cole; Simon Dickie
Gold 1972 Munich Men's Eight Tony Hurt; Wybo Veldman; Dick Joyce; John Hunter; Lindsay Wilson; Athol Earl; Trevor Coker; Gary Robertson; Simon Dickie
Silver 1972 Munich Men's coxless Four Dick Tonks; Dudley Storey; Ross Collinge; Noel Mills
Bronze 1976 Montreal Men's Eight Ivan Sutherland; Trevor Coker; Peter Dignan; Lindsay Wilson; Athol Earl; Dave Rodger; Alex McLean; Tony Hurt; Simon Dickie
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Men's coxless Four Les O'Connell; Shane O'Brien; Conrad Robertson; Keith Trask
Bronze 1984 Los Angeles Men's coxless Four Kevin Lawton; Don Symon; Barrie Mabbott; Ross Tong; Brett Hollister
Bronze 1988 Seoul Men's coxless Four George Keys; Ian Wright; Greg Johnston; Chris White; Andrew Bird
Bronze 1988 Seoul Women's coxless Pair Nicola Payne; Lynley Hannen
Bronze 1988 Seoul Men's Single Sculls Eric Verdonk
Gold 2000 Sydney Men's Single Sculls Rob Waddell
Gold 2004 Athens Women's Double Sculls Georgina Evers-Swindell; Caroline Evers-Swindell
Gold 2008 Beijing Women's double sculls Georgina Evers-Swindell; Caroline Evers-Swindell
Bronze 2008 Beijing Men's Single Sculls Mahé Drysdale
Bronze 2008 Beijing Men's coxless pair Twaddle, NathanNathan Twaddle ; Bridgewater, GeorgeGeorge Bridgewater
Gold 2012 London Men's double sculls Nathan Cohen; Sullivan, JosephJoseph Sullivan
Gold 2012 London Men's coxless pair Murray, EricEric Murray ; Bond, HamishHamish Bond
Gold 2012 London Men's Single Sculls Mahé Drysdale
Bronze 2012 London Men's Lightweight Double Sculls Uru, StormStorm Uru, Taylor, PeterPeter Taylor
Bronze 2012 London Women's Coxless Pair Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown

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Past World Champions[edit]

World Championship Regatta Event Crew Members
1998 - Cologne, Germany Men’s single sculls Rob Waddell
1999 - St Catherine's, Canada Men’s single sculls Rob Waddell
2002 - Sevilla, Spain Women’s double sculls Georgina Evers-Swindell, Caroline Evers-Swindell
2003 - Milan, Italy Women’s double sculls Georgina Evers-Swindell, Caroline Evers-Swindell
2005 - Gifu, Japan Men's single sculls Mahé Drysdale
2005 - Gifu, Japan Women's coxless pair Juliette Haigh, Nicky Coles
2005 - Gifu, Japan Men's coxless pair George Bridgewater, Nathan Twaddle
2005 - Gifu, Japan Women's double sculls Georgina Evers-Swindell, Caroline Evers-Swindell
2006 - Eton, England Men’s single sculls Mahé Drysdale
2007 - Munich, Germany Men’s single sculls Mahé Drysdale
2007 - Munich, Germany Men’s coxless four Hamish Bond, Eric Murray, James Dallinger, Carl Meyer
2007 - Munich, Germany Men’s lightweight single sculls Duncan Grant
2008 - Linz, Austria Men’s lightweight single sculls Duncan Grant[14]
2009 - Poznan, Poland Men’s single Sculls Mahe Drysdale[14]
2009 - Poznan, Poland Men’s lightweight single Sculls Duncan Grant
2009 - Poznan, Poland Men’s lightweight double sculls Peter Taylor, Storm Uru[14]
2009 - Poznan, Poland Men's Coxless Pair Eric Murray, Hamish Bond
2010 - Lake Karapiro, New Zealand Men’s double sculls Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan
2010 - Lake Karapiro, New Zealand Men's Coxless Pair Eric Murray, Hamish Bond
2010 - Lake Karapiro, New Zealand Women's Coxless Pair Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown
2011 - Bled, Slovenia Men’s single Sculls Mahe Drysdale
2011 - Bled, Slovenia Men’s double sculls Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan
2011 - Bled, Slovenia Men's Coxless Pair Eric Murray, Hamish Bond
2011 - Bled, Slovenia Women's Coxless Pair Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rowing New Zealand. (2008) Rowing New Zealand. Retrieved 15 March 2008, from http://www.rowingnz.com
  2. ^ An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. (2005). Rowing. Retrieved 20 March 2008, from http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/R/Rowing/Rowing/en
  3. ^ Rowing New Zealand. (2008) News. Retrieved 15 March 2008, from http://www.rowingnz.com
  4. ^ "Rowing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Double Sculls | Olympics". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Logan Savory (21 March 2012). "Rower Nathan Cohen has eye on Olympic prize". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Ian Anderson (27 December 2011). "Rowing duo Cohen, Sullivan eye London Olympics". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rowing at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's Double Sculls | Olympics". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
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  9. ^ University Rowing New Zealand. (2008). Retrieved 25 March 2008, from http://www.universityrowing.org.nz/
  10. ^ NZSSRA. (2008). Aon Maadi Cup Regatta. Retrieved 15 March 2008, from http://www.schoolrowing.org.nz/maadi.php
  11. ^ World Rowing Championships. (2008). 2010 World Rowing Championships, New Zealand Retrieved 19 March 2008, from http://www.wrch2010.com
  12. ^ "Rowing: Return of the fern". The New Zealand Herald. 9 September 2005. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  13. ^ International Olympic Committee. (2008). Olympic Medal Winners. Retrieved 21 March 2008, from http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/results/search_r_uk.asp
  14. ^ a b c World Rowing. (2008). Results Database. Retrieved 21 March 2008, from http://www.worldrowing.com/results_bios/results_bios.php

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