Nick Jones at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre
Conditions for the second day of racing at #ARC23 are forecast to be a breezy start in the morning with winds expecting to be a fresh E 30km/h. The wind will ease as the day progresses. Temperatures will be almost the exact same as day one with the mercury expected to reach a top of 25C at 3pm.
Event/Race to Watch
The heats of the U19M4+ are starting at 3:50pm (all times WST). One notable entry is the St Augustine’s crew of Dougal McKenzie, Tane Potts, Joe Lynch, Oliver St Pierre and coxed by Ryder Taylor. Lynch, St Pierre and Taylor were a part of the AUS JM4+ that won the Junior World Rowing Championships in August last year.
Athletes to Watch: Cleary and Antill
Caleb Antill and Jack Cleary will be looking to make their mark in the Open Men’s Double Scull. Antill and Cleary are coming off the back of a hugely successful year in 2022 where they won the Double Sculls Challenge Cup and received a Bronze Medal at World Rowing Cup 2. Antill will be competing with Cormac Kennedy-Leverett, while Cleary will be with close friend and fellow West Aussie Sam Marsh.
With 70% of all races being repechage, it will be a day of redemption for crews that missed out on progressing to the quarter/semi-finals on day one. Heats will consist of the U19/21 4+, Double Sculling, while our Para Rowers are also taking to the stage.
Plenty of action off the water at #ARC23
Make sure to check out the food stalls and rowing-related tents located near the finishing tower. If you haven’t already, test your power on the ergometer at the warm-up shed for the chance to win some Australian Rowing Team merchandise. Be sure to have a look at all the #ARC23 merchandise at The Regatta Shop, located underneath the Row Union and Bar Café.