2014 Under 21 Trans Tasman Regattas
The annual report of Rowing Australia reported on this regatta as follows. The regatta format as known in later years was still evolving but this year is close to the format used in subsequent years.
The key purpose of this team is to provide an opportunity for the best under 21 athletes to gain high level competition experience in between the World Championship age categories of under 19 and under 23. The Australian and New Zealand Under 21 Teams compete in a two round, home and away Trans-Tasman Series.
The Under 21 Team comprises 20 athletes - 8 sweepers, 8 scullers, 2 coxswains and 2 reserves - that compete in various boat classes throughout the series.
The first round of the series was conducted at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in July, with various Junior and Under 23 ARTeam members joining in racing before departing for their international campaigns. Australia set up a substantial lead of 26 points following the first round of racing.
The final round rook place in the list week of August on Lake Karapiro in New Zealand. In challenging conditions, the U21 ARTeam defeated New Zealand 287-253. This was a great result, with Australia extending their 26 point margin after round one, to a comprehensive 34 point victory. There were 14 our of 20 athletes that have been on previous National Teams. This represents strong retention of previous U21 and Junior National Team members.
The Trans-Tasman Series is a grear iniiative that is aligned to Willing Edge Principles through providing greater high performance and pathway opportunities for athletes and coaches.
Results - Penrith
Australia led the series after the first round by 26 points.
New Zealand Team
Results Lake Karapiro
The final point score after this second regatta was Australia 287, New Zealand 253.