Wyaralong hosted a premiership rowing regatta on Saturday

HUNDREDS of athletes, supporters and spectators braved 40 degree temperatures to gather at Wyaralong dam on Saturday for the Wyaralong Rowing Club Premiership Regatta.

Despite the heat wave, the competition attracted teams from near and far, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

Rowing Australia clubs co-ordinator Lucy Benjamin said Greater Public Schools including The Southport School and Brisbane Grammar.

“This is a decent sized regatta with 600 athletes and their coaches, parents and supported turning up,” Ms Benjamin said.

“As well as school teams we also have clubs competing for premiership points.”

Ms Benjamin said the points would count toward the final tally for the state championships at the end of January.

“The final competition will be here at Wyaralong and will be a three-day event over the Australia Day weekend,” she said.