GALLERY: Rowing fever continues in Ballarat this weekend

LAKE Wendouree hasn’t seen nearly enough rowing for this week, with the Victorian State Championships kicking off just hours after the completion the Ballarat Associated Schools' Head of Lake yesterday.

More than 90 under-23 rowers took to the water late yesterday afternoon for time trails in the pairs and sculls to establish the order of seeds for today’s and tomorrow’s races.

Rowing Victoria CEO Nick Gall said the event hasn’t been seen on the shores of Lake Wendouree since before the drought era of the mid to late 2000s, but is excited for what lies ahead.

“It’s (the lake) fantastic – the new landings are sensational and everything is shaping up for a great weekend,” Gall said.

“They’re all big events this weekend, but there’s national selection hinging on the pairs and sculls races – so we’re going to see a lot of depth in those particular categories.

“It’s sort of a pathway for the national teams.”

Day 2 Ballarat High Crew - Male C Grade Coxed Four 1000m L-R - Kyle Tabbitt, Mason Johnston, Sam Mennen, Lachlan Simpson, Abbey Parr - cox. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Ballarat High Crew - Male C Grade Coxed Four 1000m L-R - Kyle Tabbitt, Mason Johnston, Sam Mennen, Lachlan Simpson, Abbey Parr - cox. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Ballarat High Crew - Abbey Parr - cox. Male C Grade Coxed Four 1000 PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Ballarat High Crew - Abbey Parr - cox. Male C Grade Coxed Four 1000 PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Rutherglen Lake - Jarrod Curran & Danyon Williams. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Rutherglen Lake - Jarrod Curran & Danyon Williams. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 The crowd from the lake PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 The crowd from the lake PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 - A lifeguard waits amongst the weeds PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 - A lifeguard waits amongst the weeds PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Richmond - Dennis Beck & Mike O'Neil PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Richmond - Dennis Beck & Mike O'Neil PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Brighton Grammar School - Sebastion Nearchou & Oscar Armstong. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Brighton Grammar School - Sebastion Nearchou & Oscar Armstong. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 PIC: Male C Grade Double Scull - Brighton Grammar School - Sebastion Nearchou & Oscar Armstong. ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 PIC: Male C Grade Double Scull - Brighton Grammar School - Sebastion Nearchou & Oscar Armstong. ADAM TRAFFORD

Female D Grade Coxed Eight 1000m - Wendouree-Ballarat Crew L-R - Tayla Jarvis - Cox, Alicia Ivory, Simone Meade, Jennifer Atchison, Kelly Steegstra, Amanda Collins, Jan Martin, Vanessa McCallum, Sue Hawes. Day 2 PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Female D Grade Coxed Eight 1000m - Wendouree-Ballarat Crew L-R - Tayla Jarvis - Cox, Alicia Ivory, Simone Meade, Jennifer Atchison, Kelly Steegstra, Amanda Collins, Jan Martin, Vanessa McCallum, Sue Hawes. Day 2 PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Female D Grade Coxed Eight 1000m - Wendouree-Ballarat Crew Front to Back - Tayla Jarvis - Cox, Alicia Ivory, Simone Meade, Jennifer Atchison, Kelly Steegstra, Amanda Collins, Jan Martin, Vanessa McCallum, Sue Hawes. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Female D Grade Coxed Eight 1000m - Wendouree-Ballarat Crew Front to Back - Tayla Jarvis - Cox, Alicia Ivory, Simone Meade, Jennifer Atchison, Kelly Steegstra, Amanda Collins, Jan Martin, Vanessa McCallum, Sue Hawes. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Coxed Four 1000 Ballarat City Crew L-R - Angus Coltman, Benjamin Martin, Samuel Hayden, Liam Fitzpatrick, Claudia Griffin - cox. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Coxed Four 1000 Ballarat City Crew L-R - Angus Coltman, Benjamin Martin, Samuel Hayden, Liam Fitzpatrick, Claudia Griffin - cox. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male D Grade Single Scull 1000m - Harrison Talbot - Mildura PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male D Grade Single Scull 1000m - Harrison Talbot - Mildura PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Female u19 Double Scull 2000m Wentworth Crew - Rhianna Duncan & Lauren Fraser rowing ahead of Essendon - Indya Kirby & Sienna Smith. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Female u19 Double Scull 2000m Wentworth Crew - Rhianna Duncan & Lauren Fraser rowing ahead of Essendon - Indya Kirby & Sienna Smith. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Rutherglen Lake - Jarrod Curran & Danyon Williams. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Rutherglen Lake - Jarrod Curran & Danyon Williams. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Rutherglen Lake - Jarrod Curran & Danyon Williams. ahead of Mercantile crew - William Legge & Thomas Creber. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Male C Grade Double Scull - Rutherglen Lake - Jarrod Curran & Danyon Williams. ahead of Mercantile crew - William Legge & Thomas Creber. PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Female D Grade Coxed Eight 1000m - Richmond Crew PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Female D Grade Coxed Eight 1000m - Richmond Crew PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Spectators watch on PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 2 Spectators watch on PIC: ADAM TRAFFORD

Day 1 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Photo: Jeremy Bannister

Day 1 Photo: Jeremy Bannister

Day 1 Holders waiting for their boats PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Holders waiting for their boats PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Holders waiting for their boats PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Holders waiting for their boats PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Caulfield Grammar lining up for the Male School Eight Open Div 2 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Caulfield Grammar lining up for the Male School Eight Open Div 2 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Caulfield Grammar starting their race in the Male School Eight Open Div 2 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 Caulfield Grammar starting their race in the Male School Eight Open Div 2 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 The crew from St Catherine's in the Female School Eight Open Div 2 B Final PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 The crew from St Catherine's in the Female School Eight Open Div 2 B Final PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 The crew from Loreto (Toorak) in the Female School Eight Open Div 2 A Final. Current title holders PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 The crew from Loreto (Toorak) in the Female School Eight Open Div 2 A Final. Current title holders PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Day 1 PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER