What can we expect at Rock the Boat 2016?

Whether you are keen to participate or you want to join in the vibe and come and watch all the action, here is what you can expect from Rock the Boat 2016.

A final start

The biggest and best yet

We have really gone all out for the 2016 event. The 2016 edition of the John Waugh Rock the Boat will be our biggest yet. We are still growing at a rapid rate and are planning to go through the one thousand athlete mark this year. Have you entered?

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Our new Rock the Boat website

We are proud to have launched our new website which we hope will be the hub of the event as it grows now and in years to come. This year all entries, draws and results will be posted immediately onto the website for easy viewing on your mobile phone.


Comentary on the jettyMore vibe than ever for the spectators

Aside from the guarantee of an absolutely awesome race for our athletes we have the best commentators in South African rowing. We will be expanding our running of on-the-water commentary for more of the finals this year. The interviews we have lined up with experienced athletes and coaches will also provide a deep insight into the sport.

All of this can be enjoyed from the waterside beer garden, along with some live music and sundowners after prize giving. There will also be a recovery zone, shops and our Rock the Bar event with DJ – all designed to make being on the bank a pleasure.

Beer garden

The new boats from John Waugh Racing Boats

For athletes and coaches, John Waugh will have their new coxless and coxed fours on display for the first time, so come along and take a look.

John Waugh Rock the Boat website launch

Be a part of the action: #rocktheboatsa

On Instagram? Share your pics of you and your crew training for Rock the Boat 2016 and, of course, all the fun and games of race day itself. Follow us on Instagram and tag your pics – #rocktheboatsa.


We are working to blow you away with this year’s Rock the Boat event. Enter now to make sure you have your seat.