Rowing is a fantastic sport building not only on fitness but also teamwork and requires commitment. It provides a wonderful platform for young people to acquire the skills they will need to be successful in life.

The coaching team bring knowledge and expertise gained from their own experiences and journeys including competing at a national level. Their knowledge alongside a club supported by an active committee of staff and parents best prepare rowers from beginner to competitive levels.

Scots College Rowing Club aims to create local heroes that have the ambition and strength of character to succeed at the top level. The Clubs principles and goals are:

  • the achievement of excellence;
  • the creation of an elite rowing programme to rival the best schools in the country;
  • to be an inspiration to Scots College students; 
  • to establish rowing as a recognised sport
  • To identify and prepare rowers who, in time, will be capable of international competition.
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Scots College Rowing


Marie Swanson


Mr Carr-Smith


Terms 1, 3 and 4.


Training is held weekly at Star Boating Club. Times vary with morning and afternoon sessions both weekdays and weekends. See the Handbook for a more detailed schedule.


Learn to Row: Designed to introduce Year 8 and 9 students to rowing. Provides basic techniques on the erg moving to boats to develop form and technique.
Novice Programme: For rowers likely in their first seasons. Designed to give a basic understanding of the boat and crew dynamics. Novice rowers compete at regional regattas.
Junior Programme: Designed to develop the more complex aspects of rowing. Rowers compete at all local and regional regattas with one national regatta.
Senior Programme: For third and fourth season rowers to train together in larger squads. Preseason training is expected including a kick-start camp. Rowers compete at pre-season regattas, all local and regional regattas and three national level regattas.

Programmes are dependent on numbers. More detail on each programme is available in the Handbook.


Total cost per rower: $4,000

Costs included in the subscription are:
– Star Boating Club Membership fees
– The use of, and maintenance of, boats, coaching boats, ergometers and other equipment
– Fees for regattas
– Star Boating club uniform and Scots College long sleeve 
– Training camp accommodation and food
– Regatta accommodation and food
– NZRA affiliation fees (includes copy of NZ rowing magazine)

Estimate of club fees are broken down as follows:
Star Boating Club season membership: $800 per rower
Camps & Regattas: $3,000 (includes 30 days out of town, all food and transport. Maintenance of fleet, professional coaching development and race entry fees)

Costs of accommodation, food and transport for the annual NZSS Championship (Maadi Cup) and National Champs are additional and only charged to participants.


      Rowers are provided with the College Rowing suit and white long sleeve tee. They are also required to obtain a College softshell hooded jacket, track pants, official hoodie and visor/cap. There are additional personally supplied items required which are outlined in the rowing handbook.



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      Scots College
      1 Monorgan Road
      Strathmore Park
      Wellington 6022
      New Zealand
      Scots College
      PO Box 15064
      Wellington 6243
      New Zealand