Published on: 13 February 2020

Our first rowing regatta for the year got underway on Saturday with rowers from Years 9 to 12 racing against other PSA schools at Champion Lakes.

Races of the day included 1000m for our 9s, 1500m for our 10s and 2000m for our Seniors.

Teacher in Charge of Rowing, Mr Warwick Yeates said, “The rowing community had a fantastic first regatta, making it known that Christ Church Grammar School is the force to be reckoned with.”

“Our Year 9 crews had an excellent hit-out at their first official PSA race and Second VIII raced hard to come away with a win.”

“Our First VIII had a nail biter of a race and were pipped on the line in their first race, however managed to win in their second.”

“Most pleasing of all was seeing the smiles on the boys’ faces regardless of their race results.”

“With stoic discipline and excellent early boat speed, this year’s Head of the River is shaping up to be an excellent event for Christ Church. The School is well within striking distance of both the overall Hamer Cup and the First VIII Head of the River Challenge Cup.”

This year’s Head of the River will be held on Saturday 21 March at Champion Lakes, followed in the evening with the Head of the River Rowing Dinner at Sandover Dining Hall.