Matt Bourke, who has been Captain of the last 2 years, has let the Committee know he will not be standing for re-election next season. The Committee wants to thank Matt for all of his hard work in the most challenging role at the club. A great deal of the work the Captain does is behind the scenes and it’s easy not to appreciate the effort involved.

We’ll be organising drinks soon to celebrate Matt’s time in the role and will let people know via Facebook.

In the meantime the intrepid Duff has agreed to stand in until a new Captain is elected. He’s a glutton for punishment. So if you have rowing queries Duff is your man.


JB Sharp – this Sunday (UTS)

Good luck to all the new rowers facing the starter for the 1st time, or the 2nd or the 3rd, this Sunday @ the JB Sharp #2 organised by UTS.

Note that the are no seat fees for JB Sharp. Recreationals rowers can compete for free – a great intro to racing!

LRC will host the final regatta of the series on 29 July, so this is a call for volunteers please. We need tinny drivers and caterers. Please write to AnnaC with your availability.


The sharpest amongst us would have noticed that the pontoon is (slowly) getting stripped. The stripped areas are very slippery, so please do not use them. The work will take about 3 more weeks.


The Committee has received feedback in relation to the new rules for Recreationals next season, most of it favourable. We have however decided to adjust one aspect, being the mid-week rowing times for Recreationals. Next season, after the Head of the Yarra, Recreationals will be asked not to be on the Pontoon before 5.45am.

This is a change from the previously notified time of 7.00am. We hope that the new time of 5.45am will allow those who want to row before work to do so, and at the same time keep pontoon traffic manageable for Competitive Rowers and Pymble. All other rules apply, boat allocations etc, and all of this, as with most things, is subject to the Captain’s discretion and direction.

Corporate Challenge

It’s almost that time of year again when we welcome Corporate Rowers to the club and in the process generate the funds which will help us renew the fleet and maintain the building and pontoon.

Corporate rowing will commence on the 4th August and the regatta is at SIRC on Saturday 1st September.

This year looks like being another good year with many crews from last year returning. Thanks to your efforts they all had a brilliant time and are signing up again.

So this is the first call for volunteers. We need coaches, tinny drivers, pontoon marshals, coxes, spare rowers, caterers and BROs.

Please volunteer for some of these roles. If you are prepared to offer a few hours of extra work to ensure that our club stays well maintained and well equipped please write immediately to with your commitment.


…a small set of tools in a plastic bag. If it’s yours, send the description of what is inside to AnnaC to claim it.


  • 16 June, Saturday – Novice Masters Women’s Intensive Coaching day at LRC, from 6am
  • 17 June, Sunday – #2 JB Sharp, UTS
  • 17 June, Sunday – Head of the Tweed, Murwillumbah Rowing Club
  • 24 June, Sunday – LRC Awards from 4pm
  • 1 July, Sunday – #3 JB Sharp, Drummoyne
  • 15 July, Sunday – #4 JB Sharp, Balmain
  • 22 July, Sunday – LUOR Lunch
  • 29 July, Sunday – #5 JB Sharp, LRC – presentations