Vale Rosemary Richardson

Published Wed 13 Mar 2024

Sadly, we must advise of the death of Rosemary Richardson on Friday 8th March 2024.
For those who would not know Rosemary, she organised the first World Sculling Cup sculling in 1993 on the Yarra River, Melbourne – an unimaginable feat. This event over 5 days brought great fame to rowing including a televised event.
To state the obvious, it took enormous effort over a decade to achieve and influencing people both here and at FISA. It was remarkable. It was a great example of how a combination of her high skills, great influencing ability, determination, persistence, imagination, financial expertise and superb organisation, can achieve the impossible.

Image: 92-AH-16, Rosemary at the 1992 regatta where she is speaking with Sir John and Lady Young (parents of 1980 Olympian Tim Young) and Rosemary’s husband Roland Richardson.
There is a short rowing profile at: Richardson, Rosemary - Australian Rowing History (
A funeral service is planned for 2pm Friday 15th March at St Josephs, 47 Stanhope St Malvern VIC 3144.