to the Winter Sculling Website, where you will find event information, draws
Make sure you check the website for draws and results during the
Guidance to competitors in the Handicap Series is available here
Updated event information for 2017 is available by clicking here The on line Registration for 2017 is now open . Click here to register. Use the same email address as
last year and if your password is rejected, click "Start a new
registration" - this gets you one for 2017.
have any questions, or would like to confirm or scratch an entry, email us at
Rules and Protests
The VSA Committee offers the following guidance to competitors:
1) The VSA is a 100 year old organisation run by volunteers with the aim of
perpetuating the series of 11 events for the enjoyment of scullers with the
side benefit that some scullers may gain skills and fitness.
2) The handicap series exists in order that scullers who are slow have the fun
of being chased, and seeing if they can make it to the finish ahead, and that
scullers who are fast have the fun of seeing how many they can chase down. The
handicaps are based on the handicappers' subjective expectations of speed.
While there is an attempt to ensure close racing in every heat, the handicaps
are not objectively derived. This adds an element of fun for some in 'beating
the handicapper', often enough to get ahead on the points table.
3) The series has the support of a community of people who enjoy its informal
atmosphere which, while lacking formal rules, carries an expectation that
competition will be conducted within a culture of courtesy, inclusiveness and
sporting spirit, without the 'win at all costs' behaviour present in modern
'sport'. This group does not expect competitors to protest
technicalities, and so the VSA accepts entries on the basis that protests will:
a) be accompanied by a $200 non
refundable cash donation to the association and
b) be dealt with at a time and in
such manner as the Committee deems appropriate, without recourse or appeal.