In near perfect conditions at Lake Barrington International Rowing Course the SATIS Head of the River Regatta took place on March 18. It was 101 years since the first Head of the River was rowed in 1916 and the tradition and spectacle of the event was certainly evident on the day.
A full program was raced in 2017 after a weather affected event in 2016. Of course this meant there was a lot of activity on the water and crews and rowing staff from each school must be commended on their efforts and courtesy.
SATIS would like to thank all Rowing Tasmania staff and officials for their tireless work both in the lead up to and on the day of the event.
Every crew and rower should be proud of their efforts and involvement in this regatta. The most prestigious prize on offer for the day was the opportunity to row in the Girls and Boys winning Eight crew.
This year it was The Friends School who reigned supreme in the girls event. They rowed strongly throughout the race to hold off Launceston Church Grammar School who finished in second place by a narrow margin of just over 2 seconds with Fahan School in third position.
The Hutchins School were victorious for the fourth year in a row in the boys race and powered down the course in a very fast time of 5.54.12 to just hold off a very strong Scotch Oakburn crew by less than 2 seconds followed by The Friends School in third place.
In the Under 16 Eights events, Scotch Oakburn took out the boys event and St Michael’s Collegiate school won the girls race.
For full results please see the Rowing Tasmania Website http://tas.rowingmanager.com/?regatta;file=5305
For a full summary of SATIS Shield Results please click here: HOR 2017 Trophy Results