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2009 Events

2009 NZU Rowing Championships

The 2009 NZU Rowing Champs will be held at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April. Heat will be held on Saturday and finals on Sunday.

Trials for crews to compete in the Trans Tasman Test Series against Australia will be held on the Monday.


  • Sat 11th April - NZU Rowing Champs - Heats
  • Sat 12th April - NZU Rowing Champs - Finals
  • Mon 13th April - NZU Trials - Trans Tasman
The regatta program will be available online soon..

NZU Rowing Champs Events List
  • Mens Championship Eight
  • Mens Championship Quad
  • Mens Championship Four
  • Mens Championship Pair
  • Mens Championship Double
  • Mens Championship Single
  • Mens Lightweight Pair
  • Mens Intermediate Eight
  • Mens Intermediate Four
  • Mens Intermediate Quad
  • Mens Intermediate Double
  • Mens Tournament Eight
  • Mens Tournament Four
  • Mens Novice Eight
  • Mens Novice Four
  • Womens Championship Eight
  • Womens Championship Quad
  • Womens Championship Four
  • Womens Championship Pair
  • Womens Championship Double
  • Womens Championship Single
  • Womens Lightweight Double
  • Womens Intermediate Eight
  • Womens Intermediate Four
  • Womens Intermediate Quad
  • Womens Intermediate Double
  • Womens Tournament Eight
  • Womens Tournament Four
  • Womens Novice Eight
  • Womens Novice Four

2007 Events

2007 NZU Rowing Championships in association with Hotel Ashburton

The 2007 New Zealand University Shield and Tamaki Cup races (the Mens and Womens Championship Eights) will be held on the Waimakariri River.

  • Tuesday 10th April - Hebberley Shield and Tamaki Cup, Waimakariri River
  • Wednesday 11th April - NZU Rowing Champs (Heats), Lake Hood
  • Thursday 12th April - NZU Rowing Champs (Finals), Lake Hood
NZU nomination forms can be downloaded from here

Main Regatta DRAFT Events Schedule
EventOn Water TimeStart TimeEvent
17:30 a.m.8:00 a.m.Mens Championship Quad
27:50 a.m.8:20 a.m.Womens Intermediate Double
38:10 a.m.8:40 a.m.Womens Novice Four
48:20 a.m.8:50 a.m.Mens Novice Eight
58:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.Mens Intermediate Double
68:50 a.m.9:20 a.m.Mens Championship Four
79:05 a.m.9:35 a.m.Womens Novice Eight
89:25 a.m.9:55 a.m.Mens Novice Four
99:40 a.m.10:10 a.m.Womens Championship Single
1010:05 a.m.10:35 a.m.Womens Intermediate Four
1110:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Mens Championship Double
1210:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.Mens Intermediate Eight
1310:45 a.m.11:15 a.m.Womens Tournament Four
1411:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.Womens Intermediate Eight
1511:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.Mens Tournament Four
1611:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.Womens Championship Double
1712:10 p.m.12:40 p.m.Womens Lightweight Double
1812:20 p.m.12:50 p.m.Mens Intermediate Four
1912:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.Mens Championship Single
2012:45 p.m.1:15 p.m.Womens Tournament Eight
211:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Womens Championship Four
221:15 p.m.1:45 p.m.Mens Championship Pair
231:55 p.m.2:25 p.m.Womens Intermediate Quad
242:10 p.m.2:40 p.m.Womens Championship Pair
252:20 p.m.2:50 p.m.Mens Tournament Eight
262:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.Mens Intermediate Quad
272:45 p.m.3:15 p.m.Mens Lightweight Pair
282:55 p.m.3:25 p.m.Womens Championship Quad

2006 Events

NZU Rowing Champs (part of the NZU Games), Wanganui/Wellington - April

The 2006 NZ University Rowing Championships, the rowing component of the 2006 New Zealand University Games, will be held in Wanganui on Saturday 15th April.

The regatta will be held on the Saturday, with Sunday 16th April being the reserve day in case weather or other problems cause a postponement.

The NZU trials will be held in Wanganui on Sunday 16th April, and the World University Rowing Champs trials will be held at Lake Karapiro on the Monday.

Further information about the regatta will be available on this website around March 12th. If you'd like to compete at the NZU Rowing Champs, contact either your local campus rowing club or Gerard O'Flynn (021 948 892).

Trans Tasman Test Series, Australia - July

During the first week of July, in either Sydney or Melbourne, New Zealand Universities crews will race their Australian counterparts in a 3 race series. The first 2 races will be over 2km and the last will be 5km in length. The crews racing will be heavyweight mens and womens eights, a lightweight mens coxed four and a lightweight womens quad.

Trials for the NZ University crews will be held in Wanganui, the day after the NZU Rowing Championships. Further information and nomination forms will be available on this website around March 12th.

World University Rowing Champs, Lithuania - August

In 2006 the World University Rowing Championships will be held in Trakai, Lithuania from 11th to 13th August.

World Uni Rowing Champs Events (limit one crew per country per event):
Mens Single Sculls(1x)
Mens Double Sculls(2x)
Mens Coxless Pair (2-)
Mens Coxless Four (4-)
Mens Eight (8+)
Lightweight Mens Single Sculls(1x)
Lightweight Mens Double Sculls(2x)
Lightweight Mens Coxless Four (4-)
Womens Single Sculls(1x)
Womens Double Sculls(2x)
Womens Coxless Four (4-)
Lightweight Womens Single Sculls(1x)
Lightweight Womens Double Sculls(2x)

Crews will be selected based on performance against prognostic times. Only crews meeting the required standard will be selected to compete.

Further information and nomination forms will be available on this website around March 12th.

Regatta website:

I-Lan International Collegiate Invitational Regatta, Taiwan - September

The I-Lan regatta is held every year on the Tung Shan river in I-Lan County, Taiwan. Lightweight mens eights and lightweight womens quads are invited from universities all over the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Hamburg, Keio, Waseda, Sydney, Melbourne, Warsaw, Toronto and others.

Each year, Otago University is invited to send a lightweight mens eight to compete in Taiwan. For further information, contact Glen Sinclair at the Otago University Rowing Club on 03 477 1060.

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