1995 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta
This was the 10th anniversary of the regatta. The programme issued the following comments on the occasion.
Tradition is not something which can be created overnight. But this 10th Head of the Schoolgirls" Regatta shows how tradition is acquired in gradual increments over time.
The table of results over the decade reveals how the Regatta has grown in size and scope year by year. The number of competitors is up by 150 this year to 1131, and there are four extra schools. The geographic range is wide: from Robinvale to Warrnambool, Shepparton to Sale and everywhere in between. And the range of events is extended to include two Quad Sculls at each level. Who can say what the Regatta will look like in another 10 years?
There are now several thousand young women who can say they've rowed at the Head of the Schoolgirls' Regatta (and have the T-shirt to prove it). Several thousand who have experienced the highs and the lows that accompany this marvellous sport: the discipline of training, the commitment to the crew, the perfect summer mornings and bitterly cold winter days, the frustration of a bad row and the elation when everything clicks together. The chances are they have few regrets and many happy memories of their time in the boat.
How fitting that the 1985 winning MLC crew will row down the course, in their original boat, during the Sunday luncheon interval: the start of a new part of the tradition of this remarkable Regatta.
26 events were competed for at the regatta this year.
Organising Committee and Officials
Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta Committee: Susie Palfreyman (President), Nick Green (Vice-President), John Hale (Treasurer), Jim Spithill (Secretary), Stephen Mollard, Mal Batten, Rob Zahara, Fiona Morris, David Boykett, Andrew Payne, John Downie, Josie Millard, Pam Westendorf and James Gobbo.
Regatta hosts: Lauriston Girls' School
Jury: Ron Podbury (Referee), Ralph Murphy (Assistant Referee), Robert Allen, Noel Clark, Nadia Gishen, Sophie Lloyd, Robin Murphy, John StV Welch, Emma Kelson, Ian Murray, Ron Negri, Sandy Collins, Bernie Crimmins, Rene Klupacs and Rob Kemp.
Open Race Results
Single Scull Open Division 1
Coxed Quad Scull Open Division 1
Coxed Four Open Division 1
Eight Open Division 1
Single Scull Open Division 2
Coxed Quad Scull Open Division 2
Coxed Four Open Division 2
Coxed Four Open Division 3
Coxed Four Open Division 4
Coxed Four Open Division 5
Year 10 Race Results
Single Scull Year 10 Division 1
Coxed Quad Scull Year 10 Division 1
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 1
Coxed Quad Scull Year 10 Division 2
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 2
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 3
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 4
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 5
Year 9 Race Results
Single Scull Year 9 Division 1
Coxed Quad Scull Year 9 Division 1
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 1
Coxed Quad Scull Year 9 Division 2
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 2
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 3
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 4
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 5
1995 and 1996 Regatta Programmes
Rob Zahara's records
Rowing Victoria: www.rowingvictoria.asn.au/competition/HOSG/