Sydney International Rowing Regatta

Client: Rowing Australia

The Sydney International Rowing Regatta is Australia’s premier rowing event. In 2014 Ted & Co. Events were engaged to deliver the World Rowing Cup at the iconic Sydney venue, the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. Since then, Ted & Co. Events have been responsible for the project management for the annual legacy event, the Sydney International Rowing Regatta.

The week long event is held annually in March/April at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, and comprises the following signature events:

  • Australian Open Rowing Championships
  • Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships
  • King’s and Queen’s Cup Interstate Regatta

The 2019 event also celebrated and highlighted the Centenary of the King’s Cup. The King’s Cup story is an important part of Australian history. It highlights the bravery of our soldier rowers who saw action in some of the worst battles of WWI. It demonstrates their ready resumption back to the joy and honour of sport. It describes the successful battle with wartime officials who confiscated the Peace Cup as a ‘war trophy’ for display in a museum. But most importantly it illustrates the winning of The Peace. The unsettling adjustment back to civilian life after the atrocities of war. The rehabilitation through sport of the physical wounds of war, but more so, the role of sport in the recovery from the severe psychological scars of war. A series of functions and exhibitions were held on site to commemorate the Centenary.