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110th VLRC NATIONAL SPRINTS REGATTA

Every year VLRC hosts the National Sprints Regatta attended by school, universities and clubs. 2017 is our 110th regatta.
To commemorate our 110th anniversary, we are proud to announce a unique event - the first VLRC Corporate Challenge! This year the Challenge is sponsored by RMB and several corporates will be participating. We will also be running a number of competitions over the weekend with exciting prizes to be won.

First competition now open: SMS your answer to 45903.
Question: Which corporate and investment bank has the campaign line "Thinking. Pulling. Together"

110th National Sprints Regatta

On 28th and 29th January 2017 the Victoria Lake Rowing Club will host the 110th VLC National Sprints Regatta. The VLC National Sprints Regatta is a national rowing regatta supported by school, university and masters rowing clubs throughout the country. Due to our "national" status we are privileged to have umpires with national qualification status ensuring that the events run smoothly. The races are over a surveyed course of 1000m. 

This regatta is getting more popular every year. In 2014 we had 769 entries; in 2015 there were 850 entries and in 2016 we had 942 entries and over 1500 athletes!

Trophies

The following trophies will be awarded at the prize giving on Sunday:

  • Donoratica Trophy - Senior clubs and universities will receive points for medal positions for the overall race in any of the Men’s and or Women’s Senior A, B and C events.
  • Ian MacGregor Trophy - School and junior clubs will receive points for medal positions for the overall race in any of the Senior A, B and/or C events.
  • Keith Maybery Trophy - Schools and junior clubs will receive points for medal positions achieved in any of the U14A and/or U15A events.
  • Selwyn Tucker Plate - Masters will receive points for medal positions achieved in any of the Master’s 1st  division events.
  • VLC Rowing Cup for Girls - School and junior clubs will receive points for medal positions for the overall race in any of the girls Junior and Senior A, B and/or C events.
  • VLC Rowing Cup for Boys - School and junior clubs will receive points for medal positions for the overall race in any of the boys Junior and Senior A, B and/or C events.
  • VLC Rowing Cup for Masters - Masters will receive points for medal positions achieved in any master’s event.

Other trophies include:

  • Chris Barratt Plate - WA 8+
  • Consol Trophy - MA 8+
  • Atlanta Challenge - MA 1x
  • ABSA Trophy - WA 2-
  • ABSA Trophy - MA 2-

Great Prizes
To enter, SMS your answer to 45903. Questions can be found in regatta booklet. SMSs charged at R1.50.
  • RMB Athletes Hamper - including limited edition RMB tri-suit. Competition Now Open!!!! Question - Which corporate and investment bank has the campaign line "Thinking. Pulling. Together"
  • Standard Bank Athletes Hamper - including limited edition VLRC 2017 tri-suit
  • Guess T-shirt and Sunglasses - from Rosewall-McCarthy Optometrists
  • RMB Starlight Hamper - filled with surprises!
PLUS - enter the Concept-2 Ergo Challenge. R10 for individuals and R20 for teams. WINNER TAKES ALL!
2017 Organising committee
  • Anne Kilian: Chairperson
  • Nigel Bakker: Section Liaison, Results
  • Andrew Thatcher: Water Arrangements
  • Gaynor du Toit: Admin
  • Rene Brovelli: Gate Access Control
  • Avlyn Gallwey: Regatta Office
  • Piet Kilian: Parking
  • Doug Franke: Corporate Challenge
  • Darryl Williams: Competitions
  • Marcillie Hooper: Merchanise
Contact us at info@vlc-rowing.co.za
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