Schools Team Racing Championships – Growth of team racing

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Duncan Jamieson
Schools Team Racing Championships - This weekend sees the second ACT Open and Schools teams racing championships. Following its inaugural success last year teams racing has continued to grow in the ACT with three schools entered for this years event, as well as a strong open showing with teams traveling from interstate to be a part of the event.

The growth of team racing within the ACT has culminated in a brand new fleet of pacers supported by Canberra Boys and Girls Grammar schools as well as the Canberra Yacht Club. This has resulted in pacers at both the major clubs in Canberra and is a sign of the team racing growing popularity in the region.

The growing popularity of the sport has also resulted in an umpire course being run in conjunction with the event under the guidance of nationally renowned coach and umpire Murray Jones from Tasmania. This looks to be a promising and well run event with the hope that next year more teams from interstate will join and continue to fuel the growth of team racing in Canberra.
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