The head of the school girls is in its 30th year and is the premier school girl regatta held and the largest of its kind in Australia..
Corowa Rowing Club had 4 rowers competing for their schools in the sculling events.
First up was Sara Williams representing Sacred Heart Yarrawonga in the open school girl division 1. Sara got out well but soon struggled with her steering allowing the Melbourne sculler to grab the lead and record a 4 length win.
Georgina Pearsall from Corowa High School competed in the open div 2 and rowed a strong race to hold on to 2nd place and move to the repecharge .
Megan Vogel from Corowa High raced in the year 10 scull and was a class above the rest of the field in her heat to qualify straight through to the A final on Sunday.
Paige Cooper from Galen Catholic College was in the year 9 single and showed her like for the Barwon course to lead all the way and qualify for the A final.
In the afternoon Sara and Georgina had their repecharges to row and both raced well to win and get the opportunity to row in Sunday mornings semi-finals.
Sunday day 2
The Semi Finals were the morning races with Sara needing a top 2 finish and Georgina requiring a win to move to the A final. The course on the Barwon had a strong tail wind making rowing tough as both girls prepared for the Semi. Georgina got out well to take an early lead and record a
fast time with the tail wind. Sara got out to a fast and led early before the other crews challenged. With 500m to go Sara was in 2nd place and in a real race from the girl who beat her in Saturday's heat. Sara was able to hold her off and come in 2nd place earning a place in the A final.
The first of the finals was Paige Cooper in the year 9 single. Paige has competed on the Barwon over the season and her knowledge of the course paid off with a lead all the way to win the final. Paige is in year 8 and will be keen to go back to back next season.
Megan Vogel was next and she showed why she is going to the Nationals next week with a dominate
display of sculling to lead all the way and record a strong win.
Georgina was in the next final and in a tough race she was with the leaders early before she
dropped off and come home strong to take a bronze medal.
The premier sculling event is the Open scull over 1500m Sara was ranked 4th going into the final and had nothing to lose as she lined up on the start. Her partner for the Nationals got out to a 1
length lead at the 500m mark as Sara was holding onto 2nd place. At the half way point the lead had extended to 2 lengths before Sara made her move in the windy conditions. Pulling up along the early leader with 300m to go Sara had enough boat speed to push away a win the final by 4