1992 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta
The host school this year was Morongo and of great interest was the expansion of the regatta to a two day event.
The first four was won by Geelong College and the eight by Genazzano.
Quad Sculls were introduced as a demonstration event and proved to be very popular. The 1993 regatta included them as an event and they have gone onto be an important part of the regatta.
The informal regatta Committee which arranged for a host school annually, finally formed into an incorporated association late in 1991. President Susie Palfreyman in her annual report stated that despite the new formality, the basic philosophies of the past committee would continue and provide a guiding body for all schools who offer rowing to girls.
She also reflected in her report on the origins of the regatta and its purpose. The regatta has grown from strength to strength, and it has become the focal point of the schoolgirl rowing calendar. It has always been the policy of the Head of the Schoolgirls committees to ensure that any schoolgirl who rows has an opportunity to take part in this regatta, and that all schools no matter how large or small should be free to enter the races which best suit their programme.
Organising Committee and Officials
Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta Committee: Susie Palfreyman (President)
Regatta host: Morongo Sirls were the host school and the convenor was E J Matson, and announcer was Peter Philp.
Jury: Ron Podbury (Referee), Ralph Murphy, William Waterfield, Robert Allan, Noel Clark, Robin Murphy, Ian Murray, Ron Negri, Graeme Boykett, John Fairbank and Stephen Gillon.
Open Race Results
Single Scull Open Division 1
1st Lauriston - Sam Stevenson, Cch: Nick Green
Coxed Four Open Division 1
1st Geelong College - Bow: Anna Spurling, 2: Foran Bourke, 3: Karina Wieland, Str: Sally Farrow, Cox: Sophie Fisher, Cch: Alan Darker
Eight Open Division 1
1st Genazzano - Bow: Louise Juracich, 2: Sallie Hammond, 3: Bridgit McIntyre, 4: Kate Barry, 5: Make McGuiness, 6: Joanne Gilbert, 7: Claire O’Sullivan, Str: Sarah Bidey, Cox: Prudence Stanley, Cch: Stephen Mollard
Single Scull Open Division 2
1st Strathcona - Sarah Gaidzkar, Cch: Sarah Hallows
Coxed Four Open Division 2
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: J. Morell, 2: C. Colquhoun, 3: L. McNaughton, Str: P. Herbert, Cox: R. Bufton, Cch: D. Wood
Coxed Four Open Division 3
1st Geelong College - Bow: Kylie Rogers, 2: Kirsty Douglas, 3: Sarah Hallebone, Str: Shelley Johnston, Cox: Jane Selman, Cch: Joy Simpson
Coxed Four Open Division 4
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: L. Roberts, 2: L. Gardner, 3: P. Gude, Str: J. Campbell, Cox: N. Tootell, Cch: C. Grills
Coxed Four Open Division 5
1st MLC - Bow: Jacqui Taylor, 2: Marnie Kerseboom, 3: Marquita Corr, Str: Amanda Forsyth, Cox: Kristen Findlay, Cch: Caitlyn Fraser
Coxed Four Open Division 6
1st St Catherine’s - Bow: A. McSweeney, 2: Sarah Scambler, 3: Tamara Di Mattina, Str: Amanda Lugsdin, Cox: Caroline Ingham, Cch: Clive Madder
Year 10 & Year 9 Race Results
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 1
1st Lauriston - Bow: Sophie Loras, 2: Katrina Howie, 3: Bee West, Str: Verity Bee, Cox: Lou Barraclough, Cch: Nick Green
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 2
1st Wesley College - Bow: Bridget Barber, 2: Rebecca Barber, 3: Sybil Laragy, Str: Marika Pierce, Cox: Alison Evans, Cch: Rachael Oldfield
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 3
1st Morongo - Bow: Serran Buccholz, 2: Sarah Lamb, 3: Prue Waayers, Str: Kate Ettershank, Cox: E. Wilkinson-Beards, Cch: Sharon Hockley
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 4
1st St Catherine’s - Bow: Claire Davies, 2: Christina Mitchell, 3: Vanya Mapestone, Str: Melissa Hawker, Cox: Maylyn Tsoi, Cch: Alex Cutherbertson
Coxed Four Year 10 Division 5
1st Melbourne Girls’ GS - Bow: Sarah Jane Mulcahy, 2: Amber Stewart, 3: Claire Epstein, Str: Alice Telford, Cox: Felicity Simpson, Cch: Sarah Holdsworth
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 1
1st Oberon - Bow: Belinda Clark, 2: Joanne Bliss, 3: Shelley Hayles, Str: Francis Martin, Cox: Anne Gooley, Cch: James Scott
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 2
1st Lauriston - Bow: Lisa Addison, 2: Sarah Billens, 3: Penny Troedel, Str: Lucinda Gabriel, Cox: Katharine Squires, Cch: Fiona Langley
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 3
1st Lauriston - Bow: K. Habesberger, 2: D. Grincevicius, 3: Zoe Eggleston-Sinn, Str: Sarah Beaumont, Cox: Anna Heard, Cch: Harriet Devlin
Coxed Four Year 9 Division 4
1st Lowther Hall - Bow: Claire Robinson, 2: Narelle Campani, 3: Raegan Cossens, Str: Rebecca Capewell, Cox: Tany Amato, Cch: Dean Roberts
1992 and 1993 regatta programs
Rob Zahara's records
Rowing Victoria: www.rowingvictoria.asn.au/competition/HOSG/