The partnership approach involves collaboration between VIS, RA, RV and the two Melbourne based Performance Clubs, Mercantile Rowing Club and Melbourne University Boat Club, with the aim to develop categorised athletes within the national pathway and progress them towards the Rowing Australian National Training Centres.
Historically the Victoria has been a dominant force in the Australian rowing landscape, with sustained success in national and international competition and a large representation on the national team at benchmark events.
Sunday, 10 November 2019
VIS Para-rowers, Alexandra Viney and Alex Vuillermin, have two very different stories, but together they share a vision to row at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and inspire the world.
Monday, 30 September 2019
VIS rowers placed first in the Victorian based Time Trial for National selection held at Carrum.
Monday, 02 September 2019
VIS’ Lucy Stephan and Katrina Werry, alongside their Women’s Four Australian teammates, wrapped up a fantastic 2019 World Rowing Championships winning gold in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Monday, 26 August 2019
Our VIS rowers got off to the good start in hot conditions on the opening day of the 2019 World Rowing Championships. Which saw 11 out of 12 Australian crews progress to quarter or semi-finals in Austria overnight.
Monday, 19 August 2019
In the last round of the Winter Sculling Series over the weekend, both the Men’s and Women’s 8km Head of the Yarra were won by Victorian Institute of Sport athletes Ben Coombs and Katie Michelmore.
Monday, 12 August 2019
VIS rower (training agreement), Harrison Fox, won a gold medal in the Men’s Double Scull at the World Junior Rowing Championships held at Sea Forrest Park, Tokyo.
Monday, 29 July 2019
In a successful U23 World Championships on the weekend, Australia won two gold, a silver and a bronze medal, with VIS athletes Ben Canham and Mitchell Hooper part of the gold medal winning Men’s Coxed Four.
Monday, 15 July 2019
Australia have finished on top of the medal table at the 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, as VIS athletes have produced great performances.
Monday, 24 June 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport rowers performed well in the World Rowing Cup event in Poland over the weekend.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), Rowing Australia (RA) and Rowing Victoria (RV) are delighted to announce the appointment of Noel Donaldson as the VIS / Victorian Performance Pathway (VPP) Rowing Head Coach.
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- Lucy Stephan & Katrina Werry – 1st Place, Women’s Coxless Four
- Angus Widdecombe & James Rook – 2nd Place, Men’s Coxed Pair (Non-Olympic Class)
- Alice Arch – 2nd Place Lightweight Women’s Quad (Non-Olympic Class)
- Lucy Stephan & Katrina Werry – 1st Place, Women’s Four, 2017 FISA World Cup II, Poznan, POL & 2017 FISA World Cup III, Lucerne, SWI.
- Josh Booth & Josh Dunkley-Smith – 1st Place, Men’s Pair, 2017 Holland Bekker Regatta, Amsterdam & 2nd Place, Men’s Pair, 2017 Henley Royal Regatta, London.
- Liam Donald – 1st Place, U23 Men’s Four, 2017 FISA U23 World Championships, Bulgaria.
- Fergus Hamilton – 1st Place, Junior Men’s Double Scull, 2017 FISA Junior World Championships, Lithuania.
- Tim Masters & James Rook – 2nd Place, Men’s Eight, 2017 FISA World Cup III, Lucerne, SWI.
- Alice Arch – 1st Place, Lightweight Women’s Quad (non-Olympic class), 2017 FISA World Cup III, Lucerne, SWI.
- Joshua Dunkley-Smith broke the long-standing world record for the 2km Ergo with a time of 5.35.8
2016 Rio Olympic Games
▪ Joshua Booth, Joshua Dunkley-Smith & Will Lockwood – Men’s Coxless Four - Silver
▪ Karsten Forsterling – Men’s Quad Scull - Silver
▪ Jennifer Cleary – Women’s Quad Scull