Saturday 1st December – 89th Jury Cup
Sunday 2nd December – 10th Billy Webb Challenge
JOIN US FOR THE BIGGEST EVENT TO HAPPEN ON THE WHANGANUI RIVER EVERY YEAR!

NZ’S LEGENDARY LONG DISTANCE SINGLE SCULLING RACE RETURNS

Whanganui’s proud rowing history comes to life once again in the annual Billy Webb Challenge.
The ‘Billy Webb’ commemorates NZ’s first professional single sculling world champion – William ‘Billy’ Webb’s defence of his
World Title on the Whanganui River in 1908 before 25,000 spectators.

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Billy Webb Challenge
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The Red Community 8's Challenge
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Waka Ama Challenge
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Prizes & Spot Prizes

Recent News

Rowing NZ 2018/19 Team Announced

Mahe in the Men’s Quad for World Champs

Gold for Men’s Pair at World Cup, Switzerland

John Storey claims the 2017 BWC

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Start/Finish location of the 5km Billy Webb Challenge

Settlers Wharf, Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500

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