Learn to row 2016

posted 15 Mar 2016, 03:00 by Emily Liddell

Register your interest in learning to row this April-May on this page: 

Calling all ex-rowers!

posted 25 Jan 2016, 15:48 by Emily Liddell

We have a Social/Masters squad who do three drop in sessions a week. It is pretty casual and fun. If you have ever rowed a season and want to get fit again, or get on the water then why not join us. World Masters Champs are in NZ in April 2017, so why not make it a goal for next year?

We train on Monday and Thursday at 5.30pm, and Wednesday at 6.30am. 

Contact for more info.

Season opening get together

posted 19 Sep 2015, 14:22 by Emily Liddell   [ updated 22 Sep 2015, 04:34 ]

Star opened the season with a get-together at the Boatshed on Sunday 20 September and to celebrate the re-opening of the club. It is looking great!

The get-together involved a safety briefing, awards and a BBQ.Attendance at this club get-together is compulsory for all those who are planning to row for Star Boating Club this year.

Congratulations to all the winners, and a warm welcome to all the novices this year.

2014-2015 season award winners

Award winners

  • Most Promising Female Novice, Macy Toovey
  • Most Promising Male Novice, Ricky Kiddle
  • Most Outstanding Male School Rower and Aggregate points at regattas, Tom Cummack
  • Most Improved Oarsperson, Harry Beasley
  • Best Performed Sweep Oarsperson, Bella Cordwell
  • Coxswains Trophy, Liam Stevens
  • Secondary Schools Crew of the Year, Wellington College U16 Quad
  • Club Crew of the Year, Women's Club Crew
  • Coach of the Year, Max
  • Most Helpful Club Member, Steve Manners
  • Rower of the year, Ruby Tew making the RNZ woman’s (8+) & Jackie Kiddle and WC gold she got in WL2x
  • Supporter of the year, Karen Shaw
  • Masters rower of the year, Amy Barbara
Visit the Star Boating Club Facebook page to see all the photos of this event.

Star at Redding Shield 2015

posted 6 Sep 2015, 05:02 by Emily Liddell   [ updated 19 Sep 2015, 14:19 ]

The Star team.

Well done to all crews who raced at the Redding Shield today. Redding Shield is the first regatta of the season, so we are off to a great start! 

Check out photos of the regatta on the Wellington Rowing Association Facebook page

View the results on Rowit

2014 Star Boating Club AGM

posted 17 Jul 2014, 03:35 by Emily Liddell

Please join us at the Boatshed on Monday 4 August from 6pm for the 2014 Star Boating Club AGM. 

If you would like to volunteer to get involved in the club, please email or just come along to the AGM. 

2014 Season Celebration Dinner/Prize giving and dance

posted 11 Jun 2014, 13:04 by Emily Liddell   [ updated 13 Jun 2014, 12:36 ]

You're invited to attend the Star Boating Club 2014 Dinner/Prizegiving/Dance on Saturday 21 June at 6 o'clock. 

Tickets cost $38 which includes a buffet dinner and soft drinks. BYO beer and wine for those over the age of 18. 
  • 6pm doors open
  • 7pm Dinner 
  • Guest Speaker Jackie Kiddle shares her experiences as an RPC and NZ rep rower followed by prizegiving and squad photos
  • The DJ plays until midnight
Tickets are $38 from your squad manager. There are only 170 tickets so get in quick!

Jackie Kiddle
Jackie was coached by Alan at Wellington Girls College, and has gone on to be selected for the Central RPC and to represent NZ at age group level. Jackie is currently training in Karapiro to compete at the 2014 Under 23 World Championships. 

People’s choice award
In addition to the usual awards, we have a new fun award this year, the People’s Choice Award.
This is your chance to nominate someone at the club who you think has made a real difference, perhaps not won races, or even rowed, but the person YOU think should be recognised for their contribution to your rowing experience. Perhaps it is the cox who always had the best jokes or dance moves, or stroke seat who could calm and focus the crew. Nominate anyone by commenting on the facebook post with their name, position, squad and a short description of why they have made a difference to your experience at Star.

If you are not on facebook and want to nominate someone, email to have your nomination added. 

Others can vote by liking the published nominations. This is a FUN award, so why not make an entry? 

Award categories
 Most promising female noviceLadies trophy
 Most promising male noviceLevin cup
 Most outstanding female school rowerHon. Bill Young Cup
 Most outstanding male school rowerD. A. Fahrenheit Trophy
 Most improved oarspersonG.W.Wright Trophy
 Best performed sculler        Paris House Cup
 Best performed SweepDuff Cup
 Coxswain of the yearCoxswains Trophy
 Secondary schools crew of the yearPearce Cup
 Club crew of the yearWhaleboat Trophy
 Rower of the yearJ.G. Duncan Cup
 Aggregate points at regattasStewart Dawson Trophy
 Most helpful club memberCruickshank Plate
 Supporter of the yearBoyd Cup
 Coach of the year   Mills Cup
 Masters rower of the yearLady Jervois Trophy

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William (Chick) Hillock 11/09/1919 - 18/04/2013

posted 20 Apr 2013, 23:39 by SBC Admin

This morning’s Dominion Post sadly advises of the death of one of Star Boating Club’s true legends, William (Bill) (Chick) Hillock.

Chick, as we knew him, had an active career with the Club commencing in 1931 when he joined as a coxswain with the crew stroked by the legendary G C (George) Cooke, who was stroke of the New Zealand Eight which competed in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. In 1938 Chick became an active oarsman and amazingly, the Club records status regatta wins 19 years later in the 1956-57 season, in the Senior Double Sculls at Christchurch and Wellington, the Senior Pairs at Whakatane, Picton and Wellington and Senior Eights at Picton.

History shows that he proved himself as the Club’s most capable oarsman after Cooke’s death.

Chick was Club Captain 1947/48 and 52/53, Deputy Captain 1946 and 1953, and Secretary 1959/60. The Annual Report for the 1961/62 season records thanks for his assistance with clubhouse repairs. If I recall correctly, the major project that year was the replacement of the Club’s malthoid roof and Chick’s plumbing experience proved most helpful. 

It can be said without argument that Chick’s active association with the Club, of over 30 years has   established a record that will never be beaten.

Until only last year Chick regularly attended our Legends’ Wellington luncheons and will be remembered for his oratory recalling rowing and wartime experiences.

William (Chick) Hillock was another of the Club’s “Outstanding Personalities” and should take his place with those honoured in Frank Scott’s “One Hundred Years of Rowing” written for the Club Centennial in 1966.

Bob Vine

Special General Meeting of Star Boating Club, 3 December

posted 14 Nov 2012, 17:03 by Emily Liddell   [ updated 14 Nov 2012, 17:08 ]

Notice is hereby given that a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of STAR BOATING CLUB will be held on 3 December 2012 at 6.00pm at the Committee Room, upstairs at the Boatshed.


(1)      Approve and adopt the new set of rules (attached).

(2)      Elect the Vice President (John Tanner is the sole nomination for this position).

(3)      Consider the report from the Star Boating Club Preservation Charitable Trust “that the quoted premium for the building insurance from the current insurers is $69,000.00”.  The Trust advises that this is a sum which it cannot afford to pay.  The Trust is seeking support from the Club to arrange insurance cover which does not include Natural Disaster cover.

The rules can be downloaded below.

10x10 2012 Results

posted 1 Sep 2012, 21:07 by Nathan Wallace

A new men's record was set on the 10x10 today. The 10km erg, followed by 10km run was won by Star master's squad member Andrew Crosland. Andrew put in a good erg time of 36:21.8 before completing the race in a time of 1:16:59. The women's race was won by newcomer to rowing, Josie Askin. Josie didn't set the world on fire with her erg time, but was able to power past a lot of the contestants on the running section.

Full Results:


Name Club Time(h:min:sec)
Josie Askin Star B.C. 1:35:32
Sara McFall Wellington R.C. 1:54:19
Pippa Loveard Star B.C. Retired
Tjasa Viler Star B.C. Retired

Name Club Time(h:min:sec)
Andrew Crosland Star B.C. 1:16:59
Robbie Delany Star B.C. 1:24:36
Henry Morrow Star B.C. 1:27:13
Phillip Wilson Star B.C. 1:27:29
Jack Roy Star B.C. 1:29:49
William Johnstone Star B.C. 1:35:00
Tasmain Wain Star B.C. 1:36:18
David Ravine Star B.C. 1:37:22
Matt Clay Star B.C. 1:37:34
Brook Walker Star B.C. 1:38:38
Marcus Gamboni Star B.C. 1:41:04
Patrick Gibson Star B.C. 1:41:08
Connor Burns Star B.C. 1:42:35
Michael Frawley Star B.C. 1:47:03
Andre Gordon Star B.C. 1:47:28
Sam Wilkins Star B.C. 1:47:32
Matt Belworthy Star B.C. 1:49:52
Lawrence Henderson Star B.C. 1:53:11
Jack Perkins Star B.C. 1:54:43
Bruce Mills Star B.C. 1:56:25
Harry Delany Star B.C. 1:21:08*
Gus Higgie Star B.C. Retired
* Did not report at mid-run point - disqualified

Rowing NZ AGM Dinner - 19 May 2012

posted 11 May 2012, 18:11 by Emily Liddell

Get your tickets NOW for this historic event, held in our vary own Boatshed!
On the occasion of the 125th Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Rowing Association the Wellington Rowing Association is hosting a dinner in the very building that was the venue of the first meeting in 1887.


Saturday 19th May 2012. 6.30p.m for 7.15p.m


A cordial invitation is extended to all past and present members of the rowing fraternity and their partners to join with the officers and delegates as they celebrate this significant milestone in the Association’s proud history

The cost is $75.00 per person which includes pre-dinner drinks and canapés, plus wine and juices for the dinner.

Dress: Rowing Blazer/Jacket and Tie

RSVP extended, get your tickets NOW!

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