With the second leg of the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta
set to begin today Australia head into the challenge with a 155 to 127 point lead over their New Zealand rivals
. Racing will take place over the next three days as the U21 bid to retain the Rusty Robertson Trophy. Racing between the 24th and the 26th
will take place in New Zealand on Lake Karapiro.
One again the sweep and skull groups will race separately then combine forces for the eights race
in the backend of the week. Points will be assigned for the finals as follows
1st– 6 points, 2nd – 4 points, 3rd – 2 points and 4th – 1 point for –W1x, M1x, W2- and M2-.
1st– 6 points and 2nd – 4 points for LW2x, LM2x, W4-, M4-, W4x, M4x, W8+ and M8+.
1st– 2 points and 2nd – 1 point for LW1x, LM1x and MixL2x.
Head Coach of the U21 Australian Rowing Team, Jason Lane, said: “Our young team had a great first leg of the Trans-Tasman earlier this year, in Penrith, and we’re hoping they can maintain their momentum as we take on New Zealand on Lake Karapiro. We had a good week of preparation based out of the Reinhold Batschi Men’s National Training Centre in Canberra and I’m sure the athletes and coaches are excited to race later this week and hopefully keep hold of the Rusty Robertson Trophy.”
Good luck from the 776BC
team to all the U21 Athletes!