Nick Jones at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre
Conditions for the third day of competition at #ARC23 are expected to be similar as day two. Winds are forecast to be a fresh E 30km/h and are set to produce another strong head/cross wind. The wind will again ease throughout the course of the day. Temperatures will start at a brisk 14C, then the mercury is set to rise to a top of 27C at 3pm.
Event/Race to Watch
The excitement of the first 8+ event will kick off on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the U19 8+ and the women will be taking the lead with three heats starting late in the afternoon’s schedule. The men’s heats are hot on their heels, as one of the last races of the day. The weather conditions are set to be absolutely perfect in the late afternoon. You won’t want to miss out on this adrenaline-fuelled event big boat racing, and it will set the scene for the quicker boats later in this regatta.
Athlete to Watch
Get ready to witness Sophie Malcolm dominate the waters as she brings the heat with her sculling skills in the Centenary Composite-QAS U19W4x. With an impressive track record at #ARC22, where she snagged first place in the Schoolgirl’s Single Scull, the Under 21 Lightweight Women’s Single Scull and the Under 21 Women’s Double Scull, Malcolm is a young rower going places. Malcolm is not planning on slowing down any time soon so tune in late in the afternoon to catch her in action at #ARC23.
Big Boats Turn Up the Heat
Make sure to stick around or tune in the afternoon to witness the big boats steam down the course. The first heats of the U17/19 Coxed Quad Scull event kick-off at 3:30pm, followed by the U19M/W8+ who will set the tone for the other 8+ events later in the week.
Finals Are On the Horizon
Wednesday morning will see our first semi and quarter-finals of #ARC23. There will be semi-finals for all races except for U19M/W Single Sculls, who will be racing in quarter-finals. The last semi-final of the day will be the U19 Men’s Double Scull at lunchtime. The stage is set for a great day of competition, so be sure to get to Champion Lakes early to support your club as they fight for a spot in the finals.