This Week @ LRC - 9 May 2014

Australian Masters Championships

In extremely tough conditions and even tougher competition, LRC rowers did very well at the Australian Masters Rowing Championships, held last week in South Australia. Congratulations to all who raced.

Medal tally:

WA2x – Daniela Borgert with Elizabeth Halsall (UTS)
WB4x – Daniela Borgert, Jen Zongor with Elizabeth Halsall (UTS) and Amanda Behrendt (St George)
MD8+ - Dan O'Callaghan, in a composite with Old Ignatians, Glebe, Drummoyne and Mosman
WF4- - Anne Parbury and Angela Conry, with Lindy Nisbett and Jannet Pendleton of Drummoyne

WF1x - Anne Parbury
WG4- - Anne Parbury in a North Shore composite
WC4+ - Caroline Vernon, Virginia Van Ewyk, Nitya Varadarajan with Renai Venable of North Shore, coxed by Chloe Congdon
WE8+ - Anne Parbury and Angela Conry, in a composite with Canberra, Commercial and Uni of Qld
Mixed D8+ - Jen Zongor, Virginia Van Ewyk, Caroline Vernon, Dan O'Callaghan in a composite with North Shore, Mosman and Old Ignatians
Mixed E8+ - Dan O'Callaghan, Anne Parbury, Angela Conry, Deanna Fekete, Dianne Williams in a composite with Drummoyne and UNSW

WG8+ - Anne Parbury and Angela Conry, in a composite with North Shore, Drummoyne, Lake Macquarie and Sydney Uni

The interstate teams with LRC representatives won a bronze in the men's 8+ (Dan O'Callaghan), a bronze in the women's 8+ (Daniela Borgert, Dianne Willians, Virginia Van Ewyk, Caroline Vernon and Chloe Congdon), and a silver in the 4x (Angela Conry).

Congratulations to all!

Captain's Log

"Only 2 regattas to go and just 15 points in it. I can smell victory in the air!"

Iron Cove Masters this Saturday - LRC hosts this regatta

  • No Juniors rowing
  • Members to help run BBQ and Cake Stall (yes, contributions for the stall are welcome)
  • Guy has a detailed roster for key roles


  • All outboard motors have been serviced this week
  • All lights work except for one pole light - needs a new globe
  • Bungs still being left out causing batteries to be submerged
  • Make sure batteries are connected to motor to keep them charged
  • Please put correct motor on tinny
  • Replace life jackets in kit bag and remove mess after use

State Masters regatta 17 and 18 May 2014

  • A draft list of entries is on the Competition Notice Board downstairs and on the board outside the office
  • Please check your entries and confirm if any problems to myself or your coach by Sunday 11th
  • Boat loading will be Friday 16th from 5am
  • There is no rowing for anyone on Friday 16th (more hands for boat loading)

Call out or DIE!

If a boat is coming up behind you what should you do, especially in the dark?

(a) move out of the way
(b) sit quietly and hope they will miss you
(c) call out to let them know you are there
(d) swear at them

If you answered (b) or (d) then you need help!


  • Make sure your batteries are in good shape
  • With the heavy use over the past few weeks many are fading after half an hour

Private Boat Racks

- Remember to get your applications in if you want a private rack for the 2015 season
- Form is on the website

Steve Duff

Thursday 15 May - Wedding at the club

A wedding is being held at the club on Thursday 15 May. The club house will not be available from 10am. Reception is being held from 5pm.
Please lend a hand to help put the equipment away on Thursday morning.

Coming Events

Iron Cove Regatta – 10th May - LRC hosting
State Masters – 17th and 18th May
Next Learn To Row – August 2014

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