Rowing doesn’t have to stop after High School. Club rowing is a great way to continue in the sport if you are planning on staying in Queenstown. Masters rowing proves it’s never too late to get in a boat!
Rowing doesn’t have to stop after High School. For those keen to carry on there are options for both recreational and competitive rowing.
Club rowing is a great way to continue in the sport if you are planning on staying in Queenstown. Wakatipu Rowing Club has a proud history of Club rowing with those choosing to row competitively winning medals at National Regattas.
The aim of a masters rower can be everything from recreational rowing to competing at regattas. A rower may compete as a masters rower from the beginning of the year during which he or she turns 27. Masters rowers are then placed in categories A to K, ‘A’ being an average of 27 years or over, and ‘K’ being an average of 83 years or over.
Dependent on the age they turn that year, the masters rower will then compete against others with the same average age in the respective category. The average and minimum age of a crew competing excludes that of the coxswain.
Racing takes place over 1000m distance. Master rowers can be former elite rowers or absolute beginners who only began rowing aged 27 or above.
Masters rowing also focuses on the health and fitness benefits of rowing, socializing and forming friendships.
Masters rowing age groups
The age of a rower in a masters rowing event shall be that which he/she attains during the year of the event. Masters rowing events shall be held in the following crew age categories:
Age categories do not apply to coxswains of masters crews.