Captain’s Log

Trickett Regatta this weekend

Good luck and great rowing to everyone rowing this weekend at SIRC.
As we have loaded two full trailers, many boats will be unavailable to members until ~7pm Sunday night.
Plenty of eights will be at the shed for recreational rowers – if the weather is bad it will be a great time to sweep the floor as shed will be almost empty.

Learn to row – a big thanks

The whole club should thank the members who volunteered their time to run the March LTR program. We had 4 junior quads and 3 adult eights.

These volunteers raised with their effort over $20,000 for the club. This includes enrolment and joining fees. The adults are joining the Recreational Squad, the Juniors enter Kerry’s “Program 2015”.

Honour list:

  • David Ross
  • Caroline Vernon
  • Virginia van Ewyk
  • Zak Fitzgerald
  • Anna Foley
  • Dianne Williams
  • Margaret Bailey
  • Geoff Rich
  • Steve Roll
  • Robbie Williams
  • Gerald Lundgren
  • Charlotte Hulme
  • Sophie Hopkins
  • Maine Monga
  • Plus all the juniors who filled the gaps

And of course…. Kristin Moss, l’organisateur extraordinaire!

Entries due soon for Iron Cove Masters

Leichhardt hosts the Iron Cove Masters on 10 May. Entries close on 5/5.

Steve Duff

Closing Monday 14 April – Entries for the Australian Masters Rowing Championships

Just a reminder that the club will not be making entries for the Australian National Masters Regatta.

Entries into the 2014 Australian Masters Rowing Championships close on Monday 14th April at 11.59pm Adelaide time.
All regatta entries must be made through Regatta Central.

Get your entries in well in advance of the closing date to avoid any potential technological issues and to allow time for problems to be fixed – late entries will not be accepted for any reason.

Important dates for the Australian Masters Rowing Championships

14/04/2014 – Entries close at 11.59pm Adelaide time
17/04/2014 – Withdrawal without penalty period closes 11.59pm Adelaide time
3/04/2014 – Final date for payment to be made
1/05/2014 – Competition begins

Did you know…?

ed trickett

Edward “Ned” Trickett (12 September 1851 – 20 November 1916) was an Australian rower. He was the first Australian to be recognised as a world champion in any sport, after winning the World Sculling Championship in 1876, a title he held until 1880, when he was beaten by Canadian Ned Hanlan.

Trickett was born at Greenwich, on the Lane Cove River in Sydney. His father was a former convict and a bootmaker and his mother was Irish. The young Ned learned to scull on Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, Australia.

Records show that rowing matches between crews of visiting ships had been taking place on the harbour from as early as 1805. The Sydney Gazette newspaper recorded “The first Australian Regatta” in 1827 with a rowing race for 20 Spanish dollars and both rowing and sailing were established sports by 1837 when the first Anniversary Regatta was held in Sydney.

[From Wikipedia]


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