Perth College rowers put in an outstanding effort throughout the 2021 IGSSA Rowing season to finish second overall!
Perth College was due to host the first regatta for the season on May 1, however, it was cancelled due to a snap lockdown. Instead, Presbyterian Ladies' College held Regatta 1 on May 8 at the famous Champion Lakes and Perth College hosted Regatta 2 on 22 May. St Hilda’s third regatta on 29 May was also cancelled, so the final regatta, hosted by John XXIII College, was held on 12 June.
These regattas culminated in the flagship event, the Head of the River, on 26 June where Perth College took home bronze in the main race.
There were plenty of great results to celebrate at all three events.
Teacher in Charge of Rowing, Karlie Payne, said it was a well-deserved reward for crews’ hard work all year.
“We had some impressive efforts at Head of the River… and we finished second over the year which really shows the depth of our program,” she said.
“As always, our rowers were noticed by the officials on the water with how they presented themselves at the start and finish lines, plus we had the biggest Shed, which we have done over the last few years which is a positive.
“Rowing is a lot of hard work, but we all get a lot out of it. We try to focus on not just the racing component of rowing but being a part of the community, so I think that’s why students keep coming back – plus the good breakfasts and sunrises!”
1st place in the Senior C and D Coxed Quads, Year 9 B and D Coxed Quads, Freshman D Coxed Quad, Senior Coxed Eight and Second Coxed Eight
1st place in the Senior D Coxed Quad, Year 9 C and D Coxed Quads, Freshman A and D Coxed Quads, Year 10 B Coxed Quad and Senior Coxed VIII
1st place in the Freshman A, C and D Coxed Quad, Year 10 D Coxed Quad and Senior Coxed VIII
HEAD OF THE RIVER
1st place in the Freshman A Coxed Quad, Year 9 D Coxed Quad, Year 10 B Coxed Quad, Senior Coxed VIII