700 rowers to flood Bucca Weir

BUNDABERG has been announced as the host of the Queensland Schools Rowing Championships only a week before it is due to begin.

Heavy rain in Rockhampton has clogged the Fitzroy River with debris and forced organisers to cancel the event.

The championships will now be held at Bucca Weir sending the Bundaberg Rowing Club into over drive as it prepares for an influx of 700 athletes.

Bundaberg Rowing Club coach John Bigg is expecting some long days as he and other members prepare for the carnival.

“There’s a lot of work to be done in a very short amount of time but it will all be worth it,” he said.

“The benefits an event like this will bring for the town and the benefits it will have for the sport are priceless.”

The regatta will be held from September 18 to 20 with racing beginning at 8am.



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