This Week @ LRC - 16 May 2014

Captain's Log

The Final Hill is just in front of us!

The last regatta for the season is upon us.

By my calculations we are about 60 points ahead on the Point Score Table after the Iron Cove Masters last weekend.

The State Masters Regatta is a triple point event so a 1st gets 12 points, 2nd 6 and 3rd 3 points. With some good racing this weekend we can do it.

Best of luck to all participating.

State Masters Entries

Please check entries on the website. There have been more changes due to program updates, ages and availabilities.

Recreational Rowing

Is on as usual. Members will be aware that there is a support roster for active members to assist once per year.

This is not a big ask and is very much appreciated by the rowers.

You just come down and row with them, coach from a tinny or cox.

The roster is in the Boat Allocation Notice Board.

Don’t just do a “no show.” If you are unavailable then swap with someone.

Be a part of the Club, not a loner!

Upcoming events

  • Club maintenance - 25 May
  • Presentation Night
  • AGM and Committee elections
  • Boat Rally (recreational)
  • Trivia Night
  • Corporate Regatta
  • Learn To Row (see below)

Taking out a Tinny

If you use a LRC Tinny then you have to obey the Maritime Rules – this applies especially to wearing a life jacket!
If it’s not on, then it’s not on!

Exciting things happening in the shed (if you have a small mind like me)

Hooks for bags downstairs
Shelves behind the mirrors
Plus lots more

Steve Duff

National Championships 2015

Frank and Kerry Thorn will be having a meeting for all intermediate and senior juniors, and all senior rowers at LRC who are interested in training to prepare for the National Championships 2015, that will be at SIRC in March next year.

If you are interested in finding out what is involved please be at LRC on Sunday at 10:30am. The program begins on Monday 19th May 2014.

As well as these programs the Club will be forming a men's and women's open squad. Each will have an experienced coach for the full season.

They will be training in eights and quad/fours for grade level events. It is most likely they will compete at the "B" grade level. That means 2km racing. These programs will be open to all ages but it is anticipated the target will be for people between 18 and 30 years of age.

The target event for these crews will be the Trickett in 2015.
Numbers for each squad will be limited. The Senior coaches for both squads will be announced shortly.

Spring Learn to Row program - get involved

The next Learn to Row program will run August - September. Registrations are now open on the website.

If you have any family or friends who are thinking of giving rowing a try encourage them to sign up.

The program is slightly longer this time around and will end with a combined Regatta at SIRC with crews from the Corporate Challenge.

The Learn to Row programs are important to the Club - they are a significant source of new members and are one of our biggest fund raising events.

The success of the program is very much reliant on the time volunteered by members to coach, cox and generally help out.

If you are interested in getting involved in the next program please let Kristin Moss  or The Captain know.

Dates

  • 17 and 18 May: NSW State masters
  • 25 May: Club maintenance

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