This Week @ LRC - 15 August 2014


german eight junior champs

Rowing hurts, winning helps. The German 8+ after the finish line at the World Junior Championships


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Captain’s Log


Reminder to keep out of their way. Get on early, adjust your settings on the water, come in when coast is clear, shower at work…. Only 3 weeks to go.

We will need lots of club members to help at SIRC on September 7th – marshals, repairs, boat assemble and loading, tinny drivers, tower officials, starter etc.
Jobs will be assigned shortly. If you are keen to help please see Justin or myself.

We need a tinny driver for Erika next Wednesday and Saturday morning for her corporate crew.


If you remove a bung from a tinny to drain make sure you replace it before you leave. We nearly lost one this week.
If a tinny does go very low make sure you empty out the salt water from the black battery box sitting near the motor.
Sitting in salt water doesn’t make it last very long. The first symptom is when the lights start to glow when the battery is switched off.
Ideally flush the container out with fresh water and then drain again.


Remember it is a sin to damage a boat but it is a crime to cover it up.


I am looking for a new Petrol Man. This involves filling up 5 x 20ltr tanks usually once per week using our petrol card.
Good working conditions. Flexible working hours. Paid Parental leave. Looks good on resume.
Applications to


Only 23 more sleeps until the Trivia Night!!!!!!! Buy your tickets online or from one of the committee members listed on the leaflet stuck up everywhere.


We won the point score (cheque for $500 to LRC) along with 2 other large trophies.
Rachel Balcomb also won $1,000 for being the best U16 female rower.
Great effort by all those who competed and helped to organise.
We need another trophy cupboard.


Compulsory coaches meeting this Tuesday at 6pm.
We will be covering the role a coach, corporate coaching, use of the waterway, time trials, race entries and remuneration method where applicable.

Members: Simon, Kerry, Frank, Barry, Sandy, Steve Jaques, Andrew Millikan, Suzie, Ross, Erika, Peter, David R, Dave Bodell, Josh, Isaac, Nick, Sarah, Chloe, Steve Sherry, Heather, Belinda, Jane, Gerald, Jim, Virginia, Geoff, Margaret, Marguerite, Anne, TJ, JamesK, plus anyone else I have forgotten.

Steve Duff

Club maintenance – Sunday morning 14 September

Club maintenance for all members. Help keep the shed and boats in good condition by giving 2 hours of your time. 

Recreational rowing

Members rostered to support the recreational rowing over the next two weeks are:

• Sat 16th: Sian Bates

• Sun 17th: Gordon Bevan

• Sat 23rd: tba

• Sun 24th: Jance Birkby

• Remember to be at the Club at 6.30am. 


World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, 24-31 August 2014

See how it’s done, and cheer for the Aussies.  


Online Shop

Our merchandise can be bought online from the shop. No login needed for it. 

Diary dates

• Monday 18 Aug – LRC Committee meeting

• Tuesday 19 Aug – Coaches meeting 6pm

• Saturday 23 Aug – Scullers Head of the Nepean

• Sunday 24 Aug – 3 Rivers Marathon (register via NSW website)

• Sunday 24 August – World Rowing Championships begin in Amsterdam at 13:00 CET

• Saturday 30 Aug – Trivia Night 6-11pm – buy tickets now

• Sunday 31 Aug – LRC AGM 11am

• Sunday 31 August – World Rowing Championships end in Amsterdam

• Sunday 7 Sept – Corporate crews and LTR compete at SIRC

• Sunday 14 Sep – Henley on Hunter

• Sunday 14 Sep – Club maintenance morning