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Ballarat Head of the Lake

The Ballarat schools have conducted their Head of the Lake since 1912. Except for war years and years without water, the race is conducted on Lake Wendouree.

School rowing has always been strong in Ballarat and this strength has has produced many Victorian and Australian representatives. It also has produced some of our finest coaches and administrators.

However the race had a rocky and controversial start. The first race in 1912 was declared a no race and further, Ballarat High School was barred from entering an entry. See the 1912 page for more details.

The Ballarat Schools' Association was formed in 1912 and comprised Ballarat College (Clarendon), St Partick's College and Ballarat Grammar.

Ballarat Grammar and St Patrick's raced in the first race and Ballarat College first raced in 1915.

2007 Captains of the Premiership Schools

Best Times

The best times for races (excluding 2007 & 2008 which were not raced at Lake Wendouree)

Race Time School Year
Girls Year 9 Div 1 3:53.60 BG 2003
Girls Year 9 Div 2 4:16.50 BG 2003
Girls Year 9 Div 3 4:20.62 BG 2004
Girls Year 10 Div 1 3:54.20 BHS 2003
Girls Year 10 Div 2 4:08.14 BG 2003
Girls Year 10 Div 3 3:54.04 SPC 2003
Girls 10ths 4:09.10 BGS 2002
Girls 9ths 4:02.87 BHS 2002
Girls 8ths 4:21.63 BGS 2002
Girls 7ths 4:10.59 BGS 2002
Girls Open 6th 4:03.26 MC 2004
Girls 5ths 3:59.15 BG 2003
Girls 4ths 3:58.15 BG 2003
Girls 3rds 3:47.80 BG 2003
Girls 2nds 7:42.70 BCC 2003
Girls Head of the River 7:25.55 BCC 2002
       
Boys Year 9 Div 3 3:48.10 BHS 2003
Boys Year 9 Div 2 3:49.07 BG 2003
Boys Year 9 Div 1 3:29.54 BG 2003
Boys Year 10 Div 3 3:35.04 SPC 2003
Boys Year 10 Div 2 3:54.40 SPC 2003
Boys Year 10 Div 1 3:29.20 SPC 2003
Boys 10ths 3:49.52 BGS 1995
Boys 9ths 3:39.00 BGS 2002
Boys 8ths 3:39.80 SPC 1985
Boys 7ths 3:38.28 SPC 2002
Boys 6ths 3:39.00 MC 2004
Boys 5th 3:27.62 SPC 2002
Boys 4ths 3:17.50 BG 2003
Boys 3rds 3:47.80 BG 2003
Boys 2nds 6:41.43 SPC 1994
Boys Head of the River 6:43.42 BG 2002

 

Summary of results by event

Girls Head of the Lake

Boys Head of the Lake

Girls Rowing Premiership

Boys Rowing Premiership

Index to Years
    1912 1913 1914
1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934
1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
1945
no race
1946
no race
1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2015 2016      

Start of the Boy's Head in 2008

Start of the Girl's Head in 2008

 

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