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Wednesday 16 April

Entries open for World Rowing Masters Regatta 2014

Event set to be staged from 9-12 October at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

Bulletin 2 available here

Rowing Australia today announced that entries are now open for athletes wishing to compete at the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2014 (WRMR). The event, scheduled to run from 9 to 12 October, will be held at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria.

Masters rowers from across the country and the world are expected to descend upon Ballarat for four days of racing and social activities. Lake Wendouree was the venue for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics rowing regatta with a number of athletes from these Olympics expected to row on the lake again.

The event, hosted by Rowing Australia on behalf of World Rowing (FISA), is partnered by the State Government of Victoria, City of Ballarat, Tourism Victoria and Ballarat Regional Tourism.
Mayor of Ballarat, Councillor Joshua Morris said: “Ballarat is absolutely thrilled to be hosting the 2014 World Rowing Masters Regatta. We’re primed and ready to welcome visitors from across Australia and the globe, and we’re looking forward to all the excitement of elite competition on our magnificent Lake Wendouree this October.”

Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Marinus van Onselen added: “Rowing Australia and the City of Ballarat are investing heavily in this event to make all our Masters rowers feel welcome for what will be a great festival of rowing.

“Many rowers will notice the changes set to take place ahead of the event, with new pontoons already in place at Lake Wendouree, while we’re making plans for a fantastic regatta with great new facilities both on and off the water.”

Meanwhile, the President of Rowing Australia, Colin Smith, echoed Mr van Onselen’s comments: “The whole board of Rowing Australia is delighted to once again be hosting a major FISA event in Australia, our second in 2014. We are grateful for the confidence FISA has shown in Rowing Australia and encourage visitors from around Australia and the world to experience Lake Wendouree as they never have before.”

The seat fee to compete at WRMR 2014 is AUD $50 and more information can be found at

Information on the event, social functions, accommodation and boat rental can be found in Bulletin 2 here, while more information and FAQs can also be found on Please note that the bulletin will be made available in German, online, shortly.

To see what Ballarat has in store for its visitors please click here and visit

Please note, Masters rowers are rowers aged over 27 years of age.

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Benjamin
Rowing Australia – Media and Communications Manager
Mob: +61 457 744 434

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