Life in the Pirates’ Support Carrrggghhh
Seeing the scumbags hurtling down Olivers Hill was a sight to behold, showing a complete disregard for their own safety, and the laws of physics. Tracking would reveal that at least one of them reached a staggering 76kph, and they all negotiated the decent knowing that the only way those bikes would ever travel that fast again was if they were dropped out of an aircraft.
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Australia confirms 220 potential medallists for Rio
WITH 651 days before the Rio Olympics begin, Australia’s sporting chiefs have identified 220 potential medallists, enough to return Australia to the top five on the medal tally if they remain on track for the next two years.
Nicole Jeffery /
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Whiteheads kick on at University of Sydney
WERE it not for the Whitehead patriarch Rodney uprooting the family from Ballarat and moving to Orange, brothers Tom and Daniel would be kicking a Sherrin football, rather than pulling on an oar.
Central Western Daily
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History Lives: Bendigo rowers on bikes
This ride finished in Sydney to enable the Bendigo rowers to compete in a rowing regatta on Sydney Harbour to celebrate the opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge in March that year.
Jim Evans /
The Bendigo Advertiser
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Central Tablelands Rowing Club impresses at Penrith regatta
THE Central Tablelands Rowing Club started the 2014-15 season in perfect fashion at Penrith on Saturday, recording a number of standout efforts in the club’s first major regatta since the winter spell.
Sam Debenham /
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Sullivan won both the A and B Grade classes in the eights over 1000m with the same team that he competed with in the Under-23 World Championship in Greece in 1998.
Toby Prime /
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Rowing NSW lifejacket partnership
THE Maritime Management Centre (MMC) and Rowing NSW have announced a partnership to promote lifejacket awareness.
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A metre really does matter
The sentencing of Timothy Wayne Yole, who struck and killed 21-year-old bike rider Lewis Hendey in Tasmania last year, highlights the increasing need for a national minimum overtaking distance law.
Amy Gillett Foundation
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Silver medallist to chair Rowing Australia
Rowing Australia today announced the appointment of Rob Scott as Chairman of Rowing Australia. Mr Scott was appointed to the Rowing Australia Board on 1 October, replacing Colin Smith, and was voted in as Chairman on 19 October.
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A must (re-)read - The Courage of Jill Costello
After a promising junior season as a coxswain at Cal, she learned she was in the late stages of cancer. The next year was her best.
Chris Ballard /
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Crew reunites for first row in 50 years
THERE were some shaky moments, but no capsizes to speak of when Grafton High School's 1964 rowing team reunited on the Clarence River.
The Daily Examiner
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Older rowers looked after at Masters Regatta
ON BEHALF of the 20 'Octo' (80 year) plus master rowers in Ballarat for the four days of the World Rowing Masters Regatta, a big thank you to the Ballarat volunteers who made the event so friendly and enjoyable.
Donald Gibb /
The Ballarat Courier
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