est. 1967

Karapiro Rowing Board
Sonya Walker (NZSSRA)

Terry Tidbury (Chief Umpire)
John Hatwell (Chief Judge)
Mary Birch (Chief Starter)
Scott Wilson (NZSSRA)
Warren Thomas (Regatta Committee)

Tony Allen (Umpire)
Jemal Weston (Judge)
Brian Parr (Starter)

SISSC 2019

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2019 NISSC

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2019 Aon North Island Secondary Schools Champs Logo Karapiro, 8-10 March 2019
terms & conditions | programme of events (txt) | progression system | entries | results

  • Where: Lake Karapiro [map], Waikato, New Zealand.
  • When: Friday 8 to Sunday 10 March 2019 (3 full days of racing)
  • What: North Island schools competing for supremacy in 50 events and preparing to challenge the South Islanders at Maadi.
  • Communication with the organisers of the 2019 North Island Secondary School Champs can be made using email to: [email protected]

Entry limits

The entry limits are different this year. But they are straightforward: 2 crews per event per school (except lightweight events).

Due to NZSSSC sanctioning being withdrawn from lightweight rowing (see announcement here: no entries will be accepted in those events i.e. Lightweight events: 0 crews per school per event.

Schools must also be aware the compressed nature of this regatta means there should be no expectation any student who is entered in more than one event will have sufficient time available to compete in all of those events. There is only enough time to be able to hold semi-finals for the most heavily entered events and this brings together events that might usually be spread well apart during heats and finals.

Note: entry limits (other than for lightweight events) may get raised slowly during supplementary entries but only where that would not result in extra races being required

Number of events per student

After its annual review of per-student entry level, and much discussion about the health and safety of rowers, the Schools Committee continues to make the following recommendation:

School age rowers should only be racing 2 events at a Championships regatta. A few rowers could be considered for 3 events; none should be doing more.

In reaching the recommendation advice was sought from physiologists, leading elite coaches and the NZ Secondary School Sports Council. The Schools Committee will continue to monitor the entry per student this season.

NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria students "new" to a school

The NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria were recently revised with effect last year. An updated article about the NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria is available to help members assess whether or not each of their students is considered new to their school. Schools are limited to 3 "new" students in an eight and 1 "new" student in other boats ("new" students are those who've swapped schools or come from overseas and looks back over the past 2 years). There is now also a limit of 2 students with an NZSSSC-issued PCRE per crew (1 in singles!).

ENTRIESOpening February

NZSSRA's online regatta entry system will open for entries in February and entries will close a fortnight before the regatta. Member schools will be sent a notice and copy of the regatta Conditions when entries open.

Meanwhile the online regatta entry system is open for roster maintenance. Schools are strongly encouraged to log in for Roster Maintenance and tidy up their roster of students before starting entries, as doing this while making regatta entries considerably slows down the process.

Passwords for online regatta entry are held by Member Schools' Sports Coordinators (schools should contact the Manager regarding misplaced passwords.)

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Tent Sites

Tent sites are ordered during the online entry process and are allocated by ballot after close of entries.

Entry Fees

Entry fees (exclusive of GST) for the regatta were set by members at the 2017 AGM: 1X $17, 2X/2- $19, 4X+/4+ $28, 8X+/8+ $35, amenity $24.00 per student.

2018 Stats

There were 1852 students from 93 schools entered in 5091 seats in 1391 crews. 301 races were required to complete the regatta and find the winners of all 50 events.


While North Island schools are competing on Lake Karapiro for recognition as the best the North Island has to offer their South Island counter-parts will be do the same thing up at the 2019 Meridian South Island Champs on Lake Ruataniwha. Keep a watch on both regattas for indicators of who may claim the top spot at Maadi!


This New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association regatta is sanctioned by the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council.

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