Lauren Lyon and Olivia Kapocius win Gold in the U16 2km race at the Dragon Boat World Championships

Lauren Lyon and Olivia Kapocius win Gold in the U16 2km race at the Dragon Boat World Championships

Gold for Lauren and Olivia at the World Dragon Boat Championships!

Our very own Lauren Lyon and Olivia Kapocius won the U16 2km race in Canada (on Lauren’s birthday nonetheless!).
Congrats girls!!!

The LRC Annual General Meeting.

On Sunday 30th August at 10.30am we will be holding the 129th Annual General Meeting for the Leichhardt Rowing Club, at the Club.

All members are warmly invited to attend, especially because following the meeting we will have a “christening” ceremony for a couple of new boats to our fleet and for our shiny new trailer.

The ceremony will be followed by a sausage sizzle on the balcony and drinks.

Our trailer will be commissioned by the Hon. Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain, who has been very helpful to us with the grant that paid for the bulk of the trailer.

One of the boats to be christened will be the Miss Kate Chadwick which very kindly has been donated to the club by Mark and Kathy Goddard.

fred walshThe other boat is our “new” VIII which will be know as the Fred Walsh. Fred was the very first President of LRC from 1886 to 1893.

At the AGM the annual report will be presented and eligible members will be entitled to vote for your new committee.

Nominations to hand are:

Captain – Steve Duff
President – Justin Milne
Vice-President – Marcus Trimble
Vice-Captain Women – Anna Cicognani
Vice-Captain Men – Ben Adams
Vice-Captain Juniors – Lachlan Andrew
Secretary – Geoff Rich
Assistant Secretary – Kristin Moss
Treasurer – Colin Whybourne
Assistant Treasurer – Sandy Rourke
Property Master – Matt Bourke
Regatta Secretary – Belinda Brigham
Two Elected Members – Bob Kelsall (boats and oars) & Heidi Parkes (Learn to Row)

LRC YouTube Channel

We have a YouTube channel where we will be posting various videos related to LRC.
If you want to post anything there, let Anna know.

Boat licence course

For those still wanting to do the course next Tuesday 25th August (5.45pm for a 6pm start). You need to get the registration form and money to Marine Rescue asap. Places still available. $46 paid to Marine Rescue
Let Margaret know please if you have any problems or you want to sign up.

It’s time to renew your membership

Please renew your membership today.
If you are a competitor rower, you will also need to renew your RNSW fees before you can race. This includes coxes.

Silent auction items needed for club trivia night

We are still asking for donations for the Trivia night auction on 12 September.
Donations could be weekends away at holiday houses, dinners for two, services etc.
All donations are much appreciated.
Please let Esther know if you are able to assist with a donation. Contact her on 0409 057 430.
Btw, the theme is Galatica. Don’t miss out! Buy your tickets online.

Captain’s log

Out Of Bounds until it is light

Due to the numerous accidents to our boats over the past few weeks by crews speeding around Cockatoo the wrong way doing time trial practice in the dark, may I suggest nobody does it until after dawn.
Plus if you are rowing around an island anti-clockwise you should be well off shore, not close in. The clockwise crews have right of way.

Busy Pontoon: Keep things moving

Things are hotting up. There are crews everywhere. As long as you gather your crew first, put the oars down (beyond the white lines), take the boat out obeying the 2m rule and get on the water quickly everything will be ok.

Problems occur when boats are placed on slings and the crew disappears or is waiting for someone. Have respect for each other and “keep it moving.”

PLUS – remember that Corporate Eights have right of way on the pontoon. The best way to help them is to come down early or late, not in the middle of their rostered time – see the booking sheet for details.

August roster for keeping the shed and pontoon clean

August is Ben’s group’s turn to keep the pontoon clean. So far they have done a great job. The shed received a full sweep and hose out last weekend. Well done.

Only 10 sleeps left for this group.

Looking forward to seeing my reflection in the aluminium on the pontoon this weekend.

Gordon Cooper’s crew takes over in September.

LTR and Corporates: Regatta is on 6 September

All crews are approaching the end of their second week of training. By Sunday we will be starting to place bets on those with best form.

Remember that we want every Club Member to come out to SIRC on September 6th to help run the event.

We need lots of helpers to rig, repair, marshal, eat, clap and load. It’s a fun day and the weather will be fine with low winds (like in previous years).
Steven Duff

Diary dates

  • Sat 22 Aug: Scullers Head of the Nepean
  • Tues 25 Aug: Boat drivers’ course – LRC
  • Sun 30 Aug: AGM 10.30am
  • Sat 5 Sep: Head of the Nepean (entries close 31/8)
  • Sun 6 Sep: Corporate Challenge & LTR Regatta – SIRC – All Members
  • Sat 12 Sep: Trivia Night – keep it free
  • Sat 26 Sep: NSW Time trial – Nepean