2002 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta
Following on from the professional management experiment in 2001, the Committee decided to take over hosting the regatta using the same professional management group. So ended the tradition of annual hosting of the regatta by the participating schools.
In her 2002 President's report, Susie Palfreyman noted: Our appointed Event Managers SSDF (School Snowsports Development Foundation), took on this daunting task and must be congratulated for their efforts with the regatta being run as smoothly and professionally as in past years. For our committee, having an organisation run the regatta for two years in succession meant that the lessons learned last year were carried over to this year and the burden of having to teach a new group "the ropes" was eliminated.
She also added that the Committee had made representations to the Geelong authorities: This resulted in the river being de-silted to a minimum depth of 2 meters and slightly realigned, making the journey to the start much safer, and the racing lanes fairer.The Committee also entered into a long term agreement with the City of Greater Geelong and the Corangamite Catchment Authority to maintain the regatta in Geelong. The agreement included course works and improvements because the Committee was of the view that if de-silting works were not undertaken, the regatta could no longer remain in Geelong.
The Geelong Rowing Association also took a more significant role in the hosting of the regatta.
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, Sophie Morrison, Ruth Guy, John Acton, Alice Evans and Pam Westendorf.
Regatta Personnel: Steve Mollard (Regatta Secretary), Roger Wilson (Commentary), Herb Ellerbock (Computer system), Bob Morell (Course), Brian Digby (GRA), Rob Osborne (Safety Officer)
Jury: Robin Murphy (Referee), Rob Allen, Ian Barry, Noel Clark, Garry Cook, Bernie Crimmin, Catherine Currie, Rod Florence, James Gobbo, Daniele Jenkins, Kelly Jenkins, Scott Johns, Dot Rycroft, Rob Kemp, Rene Klupacs, Ralph Murphy, Ian Murray, John Nichols, David O'Grady and Rob Podbury
Open Race Results
Single Scull Open Division 1
Distance - Not recorded
1st Canterbury Girls Secondary College
Holder - Canterbury Girls Secondary College. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong. Won by Canterbury Girls Secondary College.
Coxed Quad Scull Open Division 1
Coxed Four Open Division 1
Eight Open Division 1
Distance - Not recorded
1st Geelong College
Holders - Geelong Grammar School. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong. Won by Geelong College.
Single Scull Open Division 2
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 5A
Coxed Four Open Division 5B
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 5A
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 5B
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 4
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 5A
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 5B
2002 Regatta Program
Rob Zahara collection
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