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by | Jul 26, 2022 | Community, Political, Sport

Queensland Championship Rowing Regatta to be held in the Scenic Rim later this year

Rowing Queensland have partnered with the Scenic Rim Regional Council to bring the 2022 Queensland Grade Championship Rowing Regatta to the region following a funding boost to support the event.

The regatta which is scheduled to be held in early December of this year, will be held at Lake Wyaralong.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen says hosting an event of this scale is hugely beneficial to reinvigorating our local economy after a challenging two years.

Lake Wyaralong has also been identified as one of the venues for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games that will feature rowing and sprint canoeing events, demonstrating the region’s potential to host world-class sporting events.

Rowing Queensland CEO Ian Holzberger says the Grade Championship Regatta provides a fantastic participation opportunity for rowers from across Queensland.

“It allows for athletes currently coming through our performance pathways to race against those of a like ability, gaining great competition experience before moving onto Rowing Queensland’s State Championship Regatta in January 2023,” he said.

“Rowing Queensland has found a home in the Scenic Rim in recent years with the development of our State Rowing Centre at Lake Wyaralong, but with the announcement that Wyaralong will be the location for the 2023 Olympic Flatwater Course, it makes every event there that little bit more special.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Scenic Rim Regional Council to provide the best regatta offerings possible, and showcase to our community the best the region has to offer.”.

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