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Australian Rowing History

1981 – Royal Canadian Henley, St Catharines CAN 

Controversy surrounded the selections under the new combined associations AARC Grading and Selection Committee. The dominant lightweight four from Victoria did not fulfil the selection criteria of racing pairs at the Victorian Championships.

Women’s Lightweight Pair - Gold

Bow: Leanne Turner (NSW)
Str: Gay Allen (NSW)
Cch: John St Vincent Welch (NSW)

Women’s Lightweight Scull - Silver

Sandy Rourke (NSW)
Coach and Manager: John St Vincent Welch (NSW)


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