12 March, 2021


Last weekend students in Years 7 to 12 represented the College in Rowing at the 2021 Tasmanian Schools Championships, held at Lake Barrington. This was our last chance to size up the opposition and continue the long-held rivalries with good friends at Launceston Grammar and The Hutchins School, before the Head of the River this Saturday.

Our rowers had a great Finals day on Sunday, competing in 29 of the 42 finals, winning seven state titles and placing second or third in a further 10 finals.  Our Senior Girls continued their domination over all schools, winning five state titles which included the Schoolgirls Eight, Schoolgirls Four (Firsts), Schoolgirls Four (Seconds), Schoolgirls Pair (Calvert, Schouten) and Single (Lindsay Calvert). Our Boys also proved themselves worthy holders of State Champions, winning the U16 Boys Eight and U15 Boys Singles (Cameron Parker). We finished second in the U14 Girls Singles (Harriet Bingley), U14 Boys Double Scull (Taylor, Dowling), U13 Girls Quad, U16 Boys Quad, and Schoolboy Four (Firsts); Third place in the Schoolboys Eights, Schoolboys Four (Seconds), Double Scull, Coxed Quad, and U16 Boys Four.

This Saturday, the Head of the River will contest across all age groups and crew types. The Senior races are always traditionally special and this year the Eight’s races will see Scotch Oakburn College boating crews in both the Schoolboys Eight (Firsts), Schoolboy Eight (Seconds), Schoolgirls Eight (Firsts), Schoolgirls Eight (Seconds) and U16 Boys Eight; the only co-educational school to do so. The Second Eight races Boys and Girls have not been staged at the Head of the River for a very long time.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our rowers the very best and hope that you all row to the best of your ability, knowing that when you come off the water you can be proud and satisfied that you need your very best regardless of the outcome. Thank you to our wonderful coaches, without whom we would not have one of the best rowing programs in Tasmania. To our parents, who provide unwavering support for their child and the Scotch Oakburn Rowing program. I hope to see lots of Maroon, Navy and Gold at the Head of the River.

Races commence at 8.00am with the Senior Schoolboy and Girls Eight’s races scheduled from 10.20am. For up-to-date race draw and LIVE results visit – 2021 SATIS Head of the River

Please Note – If you intend on coming to at the 2021 SATIS Head of the River, all spectators are required to register through the Rowing Tasmania Track n Trace App – Head of the River COVID Register

Jamie Breden
Director of Rowing

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