Henley on the Maribyrnong

The Henley on the Maribyrnong Regatta (HoM) is being held on Sunday March 24, 2019. It is a tightly contested sprint regatta over 350 metres and sees some of Australia's fastest racing. The regatta is run in conjunction with the Footscray Saltwater Regatta on Saturday March 25 and provides a great weekend of racing.

Stadium style seating allows a great view of the whole course which starts from the Maribyrnong Road bridge and finishes in front of our clubhouse.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a great day of racing and fun.  Our clubhouse and bar will be open all day, whilst the BBQ and cake stall are sure to provide some great home cooked food.

Masters, Open, Under Age and Mixed events available.

Entries should be made through Rowing Manager portal.

Annual Pre-Race Dinner

As part of our Henley on the Maribyrnong event, ERC will host a club dinner for members and competitors from clubs around the state. The dinner will be held in the club rooms on Saturday March 23th, the night before our regatta. Tickets are just $15 per person. 

Put this date in your diary and  invite your families and friends to join us for a great night of food and fun.  



Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Maribyrnong River upstream of Shepherd Bridge on Footscray Road, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Essendon Rowing Club, persons and vessels involved the Henley on the Maribyrnong Regatta are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

1.          Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel.

2.          Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge.

3.          Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure.

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

4.          Clause 4.1 of Schedule 4 – 5 knot speed restriction on waters of the Maribyrnong River upstream of Shepard Bridge.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of participating support and rescue vessels must adhere to speed and distance rules unless otherwise undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety.
  • Occupants of powered vessels involved with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event.
  • This event is operating under the Rowing Victoria Safety Management Plan, which meets the criteria of Clause 3 of Exemption Notice 1. Therefore, rowers participating in the event will not be required to wear lifejacket and their vessels will not be required to carry lifejackets.
  • The exemptions apply from 9.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 24 March 2019 within the competition waters – Maribyrnong River upstream of the Raleigh Road Bridge for a length of 1 kilometre, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

Parks Victoria

Dated: 24 March 2019

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