Victorian Sculling Association Inc.
2019 Winter Sculling Series


The VSA conducts the Winter Sculling Series for scullers who register with the VSA in order to participate in the Series.  

The Winter Sculling Series has been run by volunteers since 1914, and the Herald Shield Perpetual Trophy has been awarded since 1927.

Racing will start at 8:30 am each week and generally be concluded by 11.00 am, depending on the number of heats required.

 

The river will be open and the Parks Victoria Flag System will be in operation throughout the event(s).

 


Event

Event Date

Waterway

Distance

Albert Park Grand Prix

Sat June 8

Albert Park Lake

The 4 km Albert Park Grand Prix .

The race comprises one and one half anti clockwise laps of the lake over a distance of 4 km

The “John Whiting” Round the Island race

Sat June 15

Yarra River – Judges box to Herring Island & return

The 6 km Round the Island race will start and finish at the Judge’s Box.

 

Handicap Series Round 1

Sat June.22

Yarra River – Cremourne Rail Bridge to Judges Box

Over 800m for tub sculls and 2000m for racing sculls, finishing at the Judge’s Box.

Handicap Series Round 2

Sat June 29

Yarra River – as above

As Round 1

Handicap Series Round 3

Sat July 6

Yarra River – as above

As Round 1

Handicap Series Round 4

Sat July 13

Yarra River – as above

As Round 1

Handicap Series Round 5

Sat July 20

Yarra River – as above

As Round 1

Handicap Series Round 6

Sat July 27

Yarra River – as above

As Round 1

Head of the Maribyrnong

Sat August 3

Maribyrnong River -

Raleigh Road to Lynches Bridge

The Head of the Maribyrnong starts at the Canoe Club downstream from the Raleigh Rd / Maribyrnong Rd Bridge, and finishes approximately 3.2 km downstream at Lynches Bridge.

GRA Scullers’ Head of the Barwon*

Sat August 10

Barwon River

The Head of the Barwon is run over 4km from Queen’s Park.

 

Scullers’ Head of the Yarra

Sat August 17

Yarra River- Hawthorn Rowing Club to Judges Box

The 8.6 km Sculler’s Head of the Yarra starts at Hawthorn Rowing Club and finishes at the Judge’s Box.


*The Head of the Barwon* is run by The Geelong Rowing Association