Last Sunday the Ballarat Clarendon College community enjoyed one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the BAS Head of the Lake. Rowers, coaches, volunteers and student support crew laid everything on the line to achieve their heart’s desires in what was an incredibly successful day on Lake Wendouree.
Congratulations to the Junior and Intermediate Boys crews, who significantly contributed to winning the Overall Boys Premiership, and the Division 1 Girls crew who placed first in their race. This is the second year in a row Clarendon has secured both of these titles.
In stark comparison to last year’s event, rowers were grateful to be cheered on by the support crew on the spit and family and friends who were also allowed to attend. Without their unwavering support throughout the season, the Clarendon rowing program would not be what it is today.
Comradery and sportsmanship had been a driving force for the rowers throughout the season and certainly contributed to students’ enjoyment and success on the day. During the Open division races, students and coaches could be seen celebrating and greeting crews as they rowed past. It was a scene of red and black as the Division 1 Girls and Boys crossed the finish line, placing first and third in their races respectively.
The day concluded with an informal presentation at the Sturt Street oval with a BBQ lunch prepared by members of the 1920 Club. This event provided members of the Clarendon rowing community to come together for the final time as a cohort and celebrate the season that was.
Well done to all of the Clarendon rowers, coaches, volunteers and families on their efforts this season. We are so proud of your hard work and determination and wish you the best of luck for your remaining regattas.