COROWA Rowing Club president Robert Eyers yesterday said the annual Lake Moodemere regatta had grown so much, organisers might have to consider culling some events.
The Murray Rowing Association’s 147th event attracted almost 700 competitors at the weekend.
And Eyers said the prestigious regatta was now at capacity.
Almost 1000 entries were received for a regatta that was hard pressed to have 50 in 2002.
“We spoke with Rowing Victoria officials and, given there was a race every two minutes from 8am to 5pm on the Saturday, I don’t know how we could handle it if it was any bigger,” Eyers said. “There was 216 races on Saturday.
“We might have to cull events or put some events together.”
The powerful Essendon club won the main event — the Red Gum Shield — while Corowa beat Rutherglen Lake and Wahgunyah to retain the MRA Shield — the competition between the local clubs.
Rowers from Victoria, NSW and Adelaide competed.
Meanwhile, the Corowa club will hold its 150th anniversary dinner at the shed on Saturday, February 2.
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