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2020 Rowathon Cancelled

Dear Rowathon Rowers and Supporters, 

 At a recent meeting of the organising committee for the Flying Doctor Rowathon, it was decided to cancel this year’s event.  Like many other organisations which have cancelled their events in response to the coronavirus, we are most disappointed but are looking forward to organising a great and different Rowathon in 2021.

We made this difficult decision as we wanted to lessen the likelihood of spreading this virus to the Wentworth community or the rowing community.  Plus, the difficulty in maintaining social distancing and that it is still unclear when crewed boats will be allowed back on the water in Victoria.

This decision also means that we will not be running a major fundraising drive for the RFDS and their Wellbeing Program which supports mental health in remote communities however, if you would like to support this very worthy cause you can donate at

You may also like to organise a sculling event (after lockdown) with your fellow club rowers to raise some funds for this very worthy cause.

We trust that you will understand our decision and hope that you will look forward to 2021 while continuing your rowing challenges.

Please stay safe and stay well.

Kind regards,


Bob Symons


RFDS Operation Pelican Inc.

The 2021 Flying Doctor Rowathon will be on

Saturday 2nd October 
put the date in your diary.
Go to "The Rowathon Day" for details of the 

Help us raise funds for the 
Flying Doctor Wellbeing
Go to "Fundraising for RFDS" page    
In 2019 crews passed through lock 11 on the Murray below Mildura and had a great experience doing so. It was a highlight of the day.
In 2021 the course will take rowers through  locks 10 and 9 as they row down the Murray from Wentworth. Will you be in it?

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