1996 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta
The host school this year was Carey Grammar School.
The regatta continued its considerable growth with 27 events, 38 schools and 1275 competitors.
After the introduction of sculling races in 1995, Susie Palfreyman in her President's Report in 1996 stated her hope that over the next few years that such racing would consolidate and build to place greater emphasis on sculling for younger rowers. Her hope was realised with most school programs adopting sculling as the preferred pathway into the sport.
The complexity of hosting the regatta without prior experience was evident. Rob Blair prepared an operations manual for host schools in 1995 to guide them in how to run the regatta. The detailed manual was critical in enabling schools to manage the complexities of the event.
Organising Committee and Officials
Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta Committee: Susie Palfreyman (President), Rob Zahara (Vice-President), John Hale (Treasurer), Jim Spithill (Secretary), Stephen Mollard, John Downie, Josie Millard, Pam Westendorf, James Gobbo, Rob Kemp, Michael West, Rene Klupacs, Geoff Barden and De Fraser.
Regatta hosts: Carey Grammar School. Convenor: Susie Costello. Regatta Secretary: Robert Blair, Assistant Regatta Secretary: Jim Spithill
Jury: Ron Podbury (Referee), Robin Murphy (Assistant Referee), Robert Allen, Noel Clark, Rod Florence, Nadia Gishen, Jane Greig, Sophie Lloyd, Emma Kelson, Ian Murray, Ralph Murphy, Ron Negri, Sandy Collins, Bernie Crimmins, Rob Kemp, Jane Kemp, Kelly Jenkins, Rene Klupacs and Sally Pianta.
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 2A
Single Scull Open Division 2B
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
Coxed Four Open Division 6
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
1996 and 1997 regatta programs
Rob Zahara's records
Rowing Victoria: www.rowingvictoria.asn.au/competition/HOSG/