This Week @ LRC - 13 March 2015

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Picture above: Duff and Tindale demonstrate the capsize drill in the pair on Monday morning

No light, no rowing

Rowing in the dark can be dangerous!

All members must ensure lighting on boats complies with the Law if out before sunrise or after dark. Two lights, one at each end of the boat (not within the cockpit).

Coaches are required to stop crews getting on the water or send them back, if not correctly and brightly lit.

RMS requires visibility for 2 miles to qualify as BRIGHT.

Batteries are available from the office, 3 for $1 (please use the jar provided for the coins), lights can be bought from the LRC shop.

Be warned: there are no excuses if RMS issues you a fine.

Tinny drivers must be licenced

LRC has made it mandatory to hold a licence if you are driving a tinny.

We will run an in-house course on 22 April 2015, from 5.30pm.
The cost of the course is $46.
More information on the website.

Help Wanted

The time is almost upon us for the 2015 Leichhardt Challenge, one of the club's main fundraising activities which has helped us renew our fleet. We desperately need the help of someone who is prepared to act as a kind of "Operations Manager."
Duties will include:

• assistance with preparation of marketing materials

• research and data entry

• maintenance of a simple online CRM system

• assistance with mail outs using the CRM

• injection of ideas

All work can be done from home or the office online. If you're interested in helping out with the LRC Challenge in 2015 please contact Justin.

Learn to row

A big thanks to all our volunteers running the LTR program on at the moment – 8.30am to 10.30am on the weekends.

We have 7 crews of them training up for their Novice Regatta. This program alone raised $15,800. That was enough to buy one of the quads!

Clubhouse Map Upgrade

Things are on the move. All the labels are in the correct place now. Make sure you put things back in their new places. A temporary MINI map is stuck over the big ones for those with good eye sight. Bigger ones are coming soon.

The changes are to accommodate the 5 new boats for LRC and their equipment (plus 7 new boats for Pymble):

• Premiers 2014 – Coxed Quad/4

• Bohemia 2014 – Lightweight Quad/4 (coxless)

• Onno van Ewyk – lightweight scull

• Rex Chadwick – heavy weight scull

• Mick Lowrey – Medium Double/Pair

• Belinda Brigham – Pair/double (trouble) ;-)

Plus Pymble is about to go into Winter hibernation, so their eights go away after the Nationals.

We were able to purchase these boats thanks to fund raising from the Corporate Regatta, Learn To Rows and Fund Raising Functions. Without them we would only be dreaming.

Boat Christening

All members are invited to attend the christening of the new boats mentioned above on Saturday morning 21st March from 10.30am.

Please come along to add your congratulations to the Members being honoured and to enjoy the celebration of our ever expanding fleet.

Steve Roll’s sculling school

Steve Roll will not be down at the club the third weekend of each month, starting with the third weekend of April.

Steve will be arriving at the Club on the Thursday evening before the first weekend and staying down until the sculling school is finished on the Sunday of the second weekend.

Rowing NSW is moving this weekend

Rowing NSW office is moving to the Waterview Wharf Workshops in Balmain East. Contact details are:

Street Address: 19a/37 Nicholson St, Balmain East, NSW 2041
Mailing Address: PO Box 1116 Rozelle, NSW 2039
Phone Number: 02 9555 6111

Diary dates

• Sun 15 March – Drummoyne regatta, Iron Cove

• Sat 21 March – Boat christening 10.30am

• Sun 29 March - Learn to row mini regatta and BBQ, Iron Cove

• 23 to 29 March - Sydney International Rowing Regatta, SIRC

• Sat 11–12 April – NSW Edward Trickett Grade Championships, SIRC

• Sat 19 April – Drummmoyne Rowers Masters regatta, Iron Cove

Read more.