1997 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta
Loreto Mandeville Hall hosted the regatta this year with a 28 event program.
Of note on the administrative side was the sponsorship of Active for Life.
Jim Spitill, Secretary of the Regatta Association noted in the program:
One of the features of this regatta is the way it continues to grow and change year by year. One reason for this is the Host School system which creates the opportunity for each school to contribute new ideas in turn. No doubt this will continue over the next three years as Sacred Heart College Geelong (1998), Firbank Anglican School (1999) and Caulfield Grammar School (2000) take up the challenge of conducting the event.
The 1997 Host School Loreto Mandeville Hall has actively pursued the area of sponsorship with the co-operation of the Victorian Rowing Association through General Manager Jane Allen. And so we have for the first time The Active for Life Head of the Schoolgirls' Regatta with VicHealth as major sponsor through its Life. Be In It program. We thank VicHealth and welcome its support. Clearly this regatta exemplifies many of the messages that VicHealth promotes. As support sponsor we welcome Clarks shoes and look forward to their on-going association with the regatta.
Jim also mentioned that the Association was in turn sponsoring the Victorian Women's Youth Eight. Eight of the nine in the crew had come to the sport through this regatta.
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, Pam Westendorf, John Downie, Deirdre Fraser, Geoff Barden, Michael West, Rene Klupacs, Ron Podbury and Brenton Terrell.
Regatta Committee: Loreto Mandeville Hall were the regatta hosts. Rob Blair (Regatta Secretary)
Jury: Ron Podbury (Referee), Robin Murphy (Assistant Referee), Robert Allen, Noel Clark, Rod Florence, Jane Brieg, Kelly Jenkins, Emma Kelson, Sophie Lloyd, Nadia Gishen, Sally Pianta, Natalie Brown, Sandy Collins, Bernie Crimmins, Ian Murray, Jane Withers, Rene Klupcas and Ralph Murphy.
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 Quad Scull Open Division 3
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 Quad Scull Year 10 Division 3
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
1997 & 1998 regatta programs
Rob Zahara's records
Rowing Victoria: www.rowingvictoria.asn.au/competition/HOSG/