Nick Jones at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre 

Predicted Conditions 

Conditions for the fifth day of racing at #ARC23 are expected to be calm throughout the day. However, be prepared for any kind of weather as we saw the heavens open on Friday. Winds are expected to stay light all day. Temperatures will start at 14C, then will rise to a top of 25C at 2pm (all times WST). 

Athletes to Watch 

Tasmania University’s Noah Haas and Henry Maning will be racing for Gold on Friday morning in the U17M2x, which is scheduled to start at 8:20am. These boys have already shown their mettle in the semi-finals, recording the fastest time, and are geared up to give it their all in the finals. Don’t forget to tune in and catch all the excitement and energy on our livestream (via the Australian Rowing Championships website) as they attempt to row their way to glory. 

Event/Race to Watch 

The Open Men’s Coxless Fours will showcase some of the best rowers in the world. What really sets this event apart is the presence of all members of the Gold Medal-winning Four from the Tokyo Olympic Games. These legends of the sport will be split across three boats with, Alexander Hill (Stroke) racing for the Adelaide Composite-SASI/VIS/QAS, Jack Hargreaves and Alex Purnell (3 Seat and Bow) will race for Sydney University-NSWIS and Spencer Turrin (2 Seat) will race for Sydney-WAIS/NSWIS. Start time for this event has been scheduled at 11:20am. 

Doubles, Fours and Para-Rowing Events race for Gold 

An action-packed morning is upon us, because our Club Doubles, Fours and Para-Rowing races are about to hit the water and empty the tank. The competition will be fierce as they battle it out for the top step of the podium. The best part is that all finals are straight finals, which means every race on Friday morning will be a thrilling showdown where anything can happen. Our last final of the day, the Open Lightweight Men’s Coxed Eight, promises to be an absolute nail-biter. Racing is scheduled to begin at 8am.  

Cheer on our Volunteers 

As we go deeper into #ARC23, it’s important that we as a rowing community give thanks to those that make these events possible. Our volunteers are working tirelessly to make sure everything runs smoothly every day and their doing an outstanding job. If you spot a friendly face sporting a bright blue shirt, don’t hesitate to give them a wave or a grin. Trust us, they’ll appreciate it more than you know!