Friday 17 March to Sunday 19 March 2023
GGS Marquee
Barwon River, North bank
Geelong VIC
Saturday catering: $25pp; Sunday catering: $40 (adult) & $20 (child)

Join us on the river bank, at the GGS Marquee, for the Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta (HoSG), Friday 17 to Sunday 19 March 2023.

The Head of The Schoolgirls Regatta is the most important regatta on the schoolgirls rowing calendar.
It is the largest regatta in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest school regatta in Australia.

The GGS supporters’ marquee will be sited on the North bank of the Barwon River – please feel free to use this as a base for the weekend’s racing and come/go as you need. It’s a great opportunity for you to watch your daughter racing, meet other rowing parents and enjoy the weekend. 

Please note the following arrangements:

Friday 17 March – please BYO picnic, or purchase food onsite if required. No formal bookings necessary.
Saturday 18 March – morning tea (from 9.30am), and boxed lunch (from 1.30pm) catered by the School *** – booking with payment required
Sunday 19 March – buffet-style lunch (from 1.00pm) and afternoon tea (from 3.00pm) catered by the School *** – booking with payment required

** Rowers will be catered for at the Boat Shed, as per previous regattas.
*** This is an alcohol-free event.

Entry tickets are not required for the regatta.
Families are welcome to meet at the GGS Marquee and siblings are welcome to attend. 

The GGS Marquee will be open & hosted on:
Friday 17 March – on a come & go basis
Saturday 18 March – from 8am to 4pm
Sunday 19 March – from 8am to 5pm
Please note times may vary slightly when the race schedule is advised by Head of Schoolgirls organisers a few days prior to regatta start. Keep an eye on the Rowing Victoria regatta link for race schedule: https://rowingmanager.com/regattas/5841

For planning purposes, as an indicative race guide:
FRIDAY will see all crews race in a heat. Generally this is Seniors in the morning, Year 10’s from mid-morning, and Middle School crews from mid-afternoon. 
SATURDAY is generally repechage and semi-finals, where Seniors may race repechage early morning, Year 10s from 9:30am, Middle School from midday. Saturday afternoon is generally Semi Finals for Seniors from 1:30pm and Year 10s and Middle School from late afternoon.
SUNDAY is the big day of finals – starting with Middle School crews in the morning, Year 10s Finals from midday, Seniors C & B Finals from 12:30pm, Year 10 A Finals mid-afternoon. The A Final of Senior Crews from 3pm, generally concluding with the First Girls A Final at approx. 4pm followed by presentations.

Parking near the river will be in high demand on the main race days of Saturday and Sunday.
Limited free parking is available in the nearby streets; underneath the La Trobe Tce bridge; off Barrabool Road (near Geelong Lawn Tennis Club); or near Belmont Common (opposite K-Mart).
Leave plenty of time for parking to arrive well before your daughter’s race.

DRESS CODE: Smart casual, for the weather, with a touch of ‘Light Blue’

LUNCH RSVP: essential by 10 March 2023

ENQUIRIES: Susie Ward T: 0409 552 282 or Jo Pincott T: 0428 228 910

That’s OK! Simply Livestream the races from the regatta link on the Rowing Victoria regatta page: https://rowingmanager.com/regattas/5841