About Rowing NZ
The New Zealand Rowing Association (NZRA), trading as Rowing New Zealand (RNZ), is the governing body of rowing in New Zealand both domestically and internationally. Rowing in New Zealand has been a competitive sport since the 1850's and the organisation became a registered incorporated society in 1983 and is a registered charity.
RNZ is active in a number of areas domestically, including the long term rebuilding and reconstruction of rowing in the Canterbury region. It is developing closer links between schools and universities with the clear objective to improve the retention rate of young people in the sport, and is supportive in the development of adaptive rowing for athletes with physical disabilities.
The High Performance division of the organisation looks after all the international teams representing New Zealand, from juniors through to the successful elite team. Athletes are identified at a regional level and pathways and training regimes are established to assist in progressing to a national level. Funding and support for the high performance programmes is substantially provided by High Performance Sport New Zealand.
The primary objectives of RNZ are to foster and promote the sport of rowing in New Zealand in all its forms and classifications.
To check out the terminology for boats and the 2012 Rowing Directory see below.