2001 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta
The regatta again grew to 34 events.
However the big change this year was the introduction of a professional event manager by the host school Melbourne Girls Grammar School. At this regatta, MGGS retained responsibility over all key areas and the regatta continued to be owned by the Committee. An income splitting arrangement between MGGS and the event manager was put in place.
The event manager appointed was School Snowsports Development Foundation and the change was deemed a success. This event manager continued to run the event for a number of subsequent years. Furthermore, it led to the Association taking over management of the regatta in subsequent years. This was the last year of a school hosting the event.
During discussions on this matter, it became clear that in speaking with Firbank and observing MLC regarding the conduct of 1999 and 2000 regattas, MGGS became aware that the scope of the tasks had increased enormously in recent years. They formed the view that alternative models were required. They subcontracted much of the work to SSDF but remained responsible for the delivery of the regatta.
Also of interest at this time was the desire of the Committee to continue to choose it's own Jury. Over time this was changed to use a Rowing Victoria appointed Jury, with consultation, and Rowing Victoria equipment.
The City of Greater Geelong provided support for the temporary infrastructure costs for the event.
Organising Committee and Officials
Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta Committee: Susie Palfreyman (President), Robert Zahara and Jim Spithill (Vice-Presidents), Steve Mollard (Secretary), Rene Klupacs (Treasurer), Craig Adrians, Fleur Worboys, Josie Millard, Ron Podbury, Brenton Terrell, Leisa Wilson, Connie Vanderwerp, Robert Blair, Ruth Guy and Pam Westendorf.
Regatta personnel: Host school - Melbourne Girls Grammar. The event managers were School Snow Sports Development Foundation led by their general manager Rod Osborne, event manager Steve Nelson and development manager Josh Lyle. The regatta secretary was Rob Blair, Herb Ellerbock ran the computer systems, Roger Wilson undertook the commentary and the course was prepared by Bob Morell.
Jury: Robin Murphy (referee), Rob Allen, Ian Barry, Noel Clark, Garry Cook, Bernie Crimmin, Catherine Currie, Rod Florence, James Gobbo, Danielle Jenkins, Kelly Jenkins, Scott Johns, Emma Kelson, Rob Kemp, Rene Klupacs, Ralph Murphy, Ian Murray, John Nichols, David O'Grady, Ron Podbury, Dot Rycroft and Jim Spithill.
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
Eight Open Division 2
Coxed Quad Scull Open Division 3
Coxed Four Open Division 3
Coxed Quad Scull Open Division 4
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 Quad Scull Year 9 Division 3
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 3
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 4A
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 4B
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 5A
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 5B
2001 regatta programme
Rob Zahara collection
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