Rowing Victoria Regattas

2017 Head of the Mitchell / Irish League Regatta

Date: Sat 14th October, 2017
Venue: Mitchell River, Bairnsdale

Regatta Host: Bairnsdale Rowing Club
Host Contact: Gary McClelland / / 5156 4633 or 0439 310 729
Entries Queries to: Bron Humphrys / / 9645 0624 (ext 3)
Race Distance: 5000m / 500m
Seat Fee: $27.50
Late Entry Fee: $27.50 (in addition to entry fee, must be entered online)
Late Scratching Fee: $100 (charged afer 2.30pm on the lst buisiness day prior to the regatta)
Non Apperance Fee: $200
Entry Fees are payable once entries have closed

Change of annual date ~ Still a magnificent venue to come and row.

Now with more time to prepare, we encourage you to save the date Sat 14th Oct or better yet, block out the whole weekend and head east for the 6th Annual Head of the Mitchell / Irish League Regatta

The transit lane for the Head Race to increase rowtime and decrease downtime will once again be in place. The BRC Committee has recently had the local company Buoyage Systems Australia, come on board as a sponsor to provide a safe and high class buoyed course with more visible distance markers and signage for competitors.



Briefing: 10:15am
First Boats (Singles) Launch: 10:30am
Head Race Starts: 11am
Irish League (finals): 1pm

(Optional Sunday training session and / or mock racing from Bairnsdale RC)



All crews will compete in a traditional Head Race.
The times of the crews in the Head race are then used to seed the finals for the Irish League 500m sprints.

The top four fastest boats regardless of boat class will compete in the A Final for the Irish League Total Store Trophy, therefore it is possible Eights could be up against a Quad, Double or Single, hence the name Irish League.


When accepting the RA Whole of Sport Terms, consent is acknowledged for an authorised third party to create, record, reproduce, etc. photographs and electronic images without identification or compensation of any kind. Filming at this regatta is for the purpose of replaying races at the clubs evening entertainment function.


The Riversleigh will host the clubs first post regatta function.
A Tapas style meal will be provided. Replays of the days racing will be continually replayed on the big screen. And for those that think they possess more than rowing talent a Red Faces Rowing Song competition will be held and prizes awarded by popular vote.
Also BRC's major fundraising raffle (see attched info) will be drawn at 7:30pm

All rowers are more than welcome to leave their de-rigging until Sunday and train or join in some mock racing from the Bairnsdale boat sheds on Sunday morning.

Bus Charters are available from Geelong / Melbourne
Contact Michael Heaton - Harris 0418521994 for details


There are NO Non-Events - everyone will get a row regardless of the number of crews in each event.

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Regatta:2017 Head of the Mitchell / Irish League Regatta
Venue:Mitchell River, Bairnsdale  (map)
Entries Open: CLOSED
Entries Close: Sun 8/10/2017 @ 24:00 AEDT (Local Time Zones)
Type:Head Race
Statistics:Events: 44
Entries: 52
Seats: 139
Athletes: 141
2017 Head of the Mitchell Results as PDF14/10/2017
2017 Irish League Results as PDF14/10/2017
Head of the Mitchell Results and Irish League Start Order14/10/2017
BRO Roster11/10/2017
FINAL Start Order11/10/2017
Regatta Program11/10/2017
Tapas Night - updated15/9/2017
Raffle Prizes25/8/2017
Accommodation discounts17/8/2017