Next year will be a big season of rowing on Lake Wendouree 

The first full program of rowing on Lake Wendouree in a decade will swing into action in the new year.

The Ballarat Rowing Association regatta on Saturday, January 19, will be the first major event on the lake for oarsman for the season.

Meanwhile, Ballarat’s rowing fraternity is in full swing – either progressing with training regimes or already competing.

A series of boat naming ceremonies by Ballarat Clarendon College, St Patrick’s College and Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club at the weekend was another reminder of the re-emergence of Ballarat as a major hub in the sport.

BCC Christened three boats and St Pat’s named a boat in honour of three-time Olympic medallist and former student Anthony Edwards.

Wendouree Ballarat club capped it off with the naming of four boats.

With a boat named in his honour, five-time Olympian Anthony Edwards presented St Pat’s with his 1990 firsts crew cap which he wore to victory for the college in the Head of the Lake, and two Australian suits he has worn in Olympics and world championship campaigns.

With a boat named in his honour, five-time Olympian Anthony Edwards presented St Pat’s with his 1990 firsts crew cap which he wore to victory for the college in the Head of the Lake, and two Australian suits he has worn in Olympics and world championship campaigns.