Grafton Rowing Club History: GRC History Page 13
2000 was a big year in Australian sport, with Sydney’s hosting of the Olympic Games.
Grafton Rowing Club became involved as the host for five nations during their training period prior to the Games. The countries were Russia, Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Estonia.
The visiting crews proved to be a popular attraction with the townspeople as they went about their training, relaxing, shopping and attending the many civic functions arranged for them.
The Grafton boatshed looked like Grafton Rowing Club was the richest country club around, with new Ausrowtecs, Empachers, Filipis, Simms, Aylings and Stampfli boats filling the racks:
Masters rowing continued to be strong at Grafton Rowing Club with good successes at masters events and the extremely successful hosting of the 2002 and 2006 NSWRA Masters Championships.
Other masters highlights included a trip to Canada for the World Masters Games:
And regular successes at the Pan-Pacific Masters Games:
2006 Pan-Pac Medal Tally: 17 Gold, 27 Silver, 16 Bronze