Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Winter Sculling Series is on again and all rowers and invited to come and play. This is a fun event intended to add a little joy to the long dark winter months. Any of your members are welcome to come along and have a splash – details below.

Rowing Geelong

Winter Sculling 2018

Starting Sunday June 10th 

At Corio Bay Rowing Club. 8:30am


 Competitive racing

Great Winter training

Entry fee : $7 / $50 season


The 2018 series will continue the same day and format as previous years. That is: On Sunday mornings, over 8 weeks single sculls, tubs and racers, will be raced on the “Barwon Mile”.

The series will kick off with our “Round the Island” Time Trial over 3km, and the following week we contest Machine Gun Sprints (2 X 500m). These are to help the handicapper establish boat speeds so that over the following 6 Sundays, handicapped start races over 1500m can be held.

The entries will be divided into racing boats and tubs with heats of approximately 8 competitors. The goal of the handicapper is have all 8 in a race finish at the same time! Points are awarded for participating over the first 2 weeks and then points are awarded for finish position. The highest points score in Tub boats and racing boats will be the Series winners.

The final event of “Geelong Winter Sculling” will be the Sculler’s Head of the Barwon, a 4.5km race from Queen’s park to the finish of the Barwon Mile – also handicapped but against the speed of the World Champion in your category. (Referred to as Prognostic Speed Handicapping)

Following each day’s racing, all competitors and supporters are welcome back at Corio Bay Rowing Club for a celebratory drink, complimentary toasted sandwiches, heat awards and point score.

The series presentations will occur at the post race festivities for the Sculler’s Head of the Barwon.

Winter Sculling Series 2018

Starting date:    June 10th 2018

The Geelong Winter Sculling Series is open to RV affiliated members.  Competitors not members of Corio Bay Rowing Club are requested to organise their own boats. CBRC members should request boat use from the Rowing Committee.




June 10th Round the Island on the Barwon
June 17th
Machine Gun Sprints
June 24th Handicapped Race 1 –
July 1st Handicapped Race 2
July 8th Handicapped Race 3
July 15th Handicapped Race 4
July 22th Handicapped Race 5
July 29st Handicapped Race 6
August 4(Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Maribyrnong*
August 11th (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Barwon
August 18th (Saturday) Sculler’s Head of the Yarra*


* These events are conducted by the Victorian Scullers Association and will be held on Saturday. They are open to all affiliated rowers but note that an additional fee applies.



         Tub boats                    (1,500 metres)

            Racing boats               (1,500 metres)



         Enter on the day by registering your intention to row. Registration opens at 8:30 am upstairs at the Corio Bay Rowing Clubs boathouse. When entering it is most important to know if you are sharing a boat with another participant.


Registration will close once all registrations are taken (about 8:45) and all participants must attend a safety briefing at 9:00 am.  The first heat will leave the bank immediately after the briefing, followed by subsequent heats at about 5 minute intervals and the first race will commence once all participants are present, at about 9:30 am. The last heat should be away by 10:15


Arrive 8:30 am

First race approx. 9:30 am


For more information eMail

Or phone Peter Aberle : 0404 452482