Vice Captain Guy Elron reports:

Boat anchored unexpectedly in Iron Cove
This week a large motor cruiser has been anchored just past the red marker point on the way to the Iron Cove Bridge. LRC members have been involved in three separate incidents with this vessel. Two boats have been seriously damaged, and an oar broken. Further, the master of that vessel was abusive to club members on two occasions.

While it is most unfortunate that these incidents have occurred, we are advised by Maritime that boats may drop anchor anywhere around the harbour. Yes, even inside Iron Cove. So, please take care and check as you go – you never know what’s been parked in the middle of the rowing channel. See “It takes 2 to have an accident.”

Recreational Rowing helpers

Helpers for recreational rowing:
Saturday (25 January) – Rex Chadwick and Brigitte Hadley;
Sunday (26 January) – David Ross and Rosa Brown

Despite some members of the club competing at the Small Boats regatta at SIRC next weekend, recreational rowing will take place.
Next weekend’s helpers are:
Saturday (1st February) – David Rosenfeld and Mary Finegan
Sunday (2nd February) – Richard Coleman and Deanna Fekete

Thank you again to those of you who’ve helped out to date.

Trailer Drivers Wanted
We’re looking for those of you, including Juniors’ parents, who may be able to help out with towing the LRC boat trailer(s) to and from regattas at SIRC (Sydney International Regatta Centre).

If you have a large vehicle capable of towing a large boat trailer, have experience towing trailers, and are available to help out, please get in touch with Guy Elron, who is putting together a roster of helpers (in addition to Justin Milne, and Andrew Morrell, who have already put their hands up. Thanks!

Guy Elron

The Captain’s Log

“It takes 2 to have an accident”
Always be on alert and expect someone to do the wrong thing. There will be less accidents that way.

Pymble Learn to row camp: 26-28 January
Pymble ‘s LTR camp is on 26-28 January. Times are 7.30-12.30 on 26th, 8-3pm on 27th, and 8.30-12.30 on 28th. LRC Members are asked to keep out of their way as much as possible.

Shed appearance
I have just inspected the rowing sheds along the Yarra and we are right up there for “best at show”. Keep the good work up.

Boat bookings
I will be back from sunny Victoria this Monday. Bookings will be on line by Sunday night for coming week.

Pymble regatta 1 February
Pymble regatta on Saturday week. Give a wide berth if not racing at SIRC.

Steve Duff

Diary dates

Sun 26 Jan: Pymble Learn to row 7.30 -12.30
Mon 27 Jan: Pymble LTR 8 -3pm
Tues 28 Jan: Pymble LTR 8.30-12.30
Sat 1 Feb – Pymble regatta – Iron Cove
Sat 1 Feb – Small Boats regatta – SIRC
Sat 8 Feb – Sydney Girls High School regatta – Iron Cove
Sun 9 Feb – Balmain regatta – Iron Cove
Fri 14-16 Feb – NSW Rowing Championship – SIRC