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Ballarat Head of the Lake Rowing Regatta History

Ballarat Head of the Lake Regatta

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 Ballarat Head of the Lake captains of winning schools

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

 

Summaries By Event

Girls Head of the Lake

Boys Head of the Lake

Girls Rowing Premiership

Boys Rowing Premiership

 

Detailed Results By Year

Boys Ballarat Head of the Lake

Start of the Boy's Head in 2008

Girls Ballarat Head of the Lake

Start of the Girl's Head in 2008

 

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