The competitive season for rowing begins in October and finishes in March of the following year. Rowing is advertised at Westlake Girls early in Term 2 each year, and training begins in Term 3.

Novices (new rowers) have the opportunity to participate in a learn to row programme. Students learn the basics of rowing stroke, and at the completion are then able to apply for selection to the rowing squad.

Selection to the rowing squad is based on current squad numbers, numbers signing up, attendance, attitude, and commitment. While rowing ability is important, we focus more on attitude and commitment.


  • Rowing Regattas, October-February
  • Head of Harbour Regatta, February
  • North Island Championships, March
  • New Zealand Championships, March

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