Captain’s Log

tinny under pontoon

Tinnies off the pontoon

Photo of tinny tied up to pontoon next to the DO NOT LEAVE TINNY TIED TO HERE sign. The tinny was crushed under pontoon as tide came in. Who left it there is a good question. I’m sure the person knows who they are. This is called expensive laziness or a sheer “I’ll do as I please” attitude.


We are negotiating the details for the dinner at the Yarra Yarra Rowing Club after the HOTY. It looks like being an all you can eat BBQ for only $20 per head. Drinks available to purchase on site. Even the students can’t complain about that.
Race entry including T Shirt is $47, towing $53, Dinner $20 = $120. This amount will be prepayable through our online shop.

Clean Up – Saturday

This Saturday we will return our shed to its former glory. Volunteer helpers needed from about 8.30am – sweep and hose out downstairs / move some boats / remove everything off the floor / clean out tinnies / tidy office – my blood pressure is starting to drop already.

Please note that the mirror cupboard area was tidied up and labelled by our Juniors last weekend. Return things to their correct slot. Pymble also have their own area. NO JUNK or home treasures!

Busy mornings

Pymble arrives on the pontoon by about 5.20am every week day bar Wednesdays. Make sure you get away before then. If not then only get your boat out when ready to go.
Pymble aims to return between about 6.45 and 6.55am – a good time to avoid.

Oars on the lower pontoon deck

I will be placing a WHITE TAPE strip on each side of the pontoon as a marker to inform rowers where the tinny access must be kept clear. Place oars beyond the strip at each end.

Mature Health Check Tuesday

Tuesday 14th Oct – Sydney University Physio Project at 7pm – movement, strength and coordination for the mature ages. Learn how to look after yourselves. Run by Niamh Moloney (one of our members)

Time Trials

TTTTT – is going well (5km). Numbers are building – be at UTS before 5.55am
WTT – is building (7+km). be at UTS before 5.30am

Steven Duff

Head of the Yarra – information from the organisers


The second 2014 HOTY Newsletter is now available.


All enquiries about the 2014 Head of the Yarra should be sent to:


The Head of the Yarra website ( contains a wealth of information about the event.


A good way to stay in touch is via our Facebook page. We will be posting regular updates there. Feel free to use the Facebook page to raise question, etc.

Recreational roster

Saturday 11th – Simon Dunlop
Sunday 12th – Helen Dunn

Saturday 18th – David Elliott
Sunday 19th – Deanna Fekete

Diary dates

  • This Saturday – Clean up the shed day
  • Sat 18 Oct – RNSW Spring regatta
  • Sat 25 Oct – Iron Cove Classic 1
  • Sat 25 Oct – NSWIS Time Trial 2 (Nepean River)
  • Sat 1 Nov – Iron Cove Classic 2
  • Sat 8 Nov – Head of the Parramatta
  • Sat 22 Nov – Iron Cove Classic 3
  • Sat 14 Dec – Christmas party evening