This Week @ LRC – 3 August 2018

The Corporate Season Starts

The LRC Corporate Challenge has commenced. On Saturday morning many new rowers will be at the club for orientation and then training commences from Monday morning. On most mornings there will be three or four novice corporate crews on the pontoon and members need to work around them, be especially polite and help them.

The first corporate session is at 5.15am so if you are planning to row at 5.00, make it 4.55am and you will be well out of their way. The next session goes out at 7.00am. There are many members who are volunteering to coach, drive tinnies, cox and jump in boats to make up numbers.

We are extremely grateful to them as they are directly contributing to raising the money we need to run the club. For the rest of us, we too can contribute by being friendly, smiling; helping people who will be a little confused by it all. If they have a great time at the Challenge they will come back next year and we benefit all over again. Preference must be given to the Corporates for August in all things – boats, blades, pontoon access etc.
Please lend a hand if you can see they need one and be tolerant on the pontoon. This is our most important fund raising event of the year. Boat allocations have been added to the sheet where they are training over our popular times so check the roster before taking out an 8.

Nancy’s crew are again providing breakfast which will be laid out on a table near the kitchen. Please don’t pinch it even if you’re hungry. It’s for the Corporates!!

The final corporate regatta is at SIRC on Saturday 1st September and we will need plenty of helpers for that as usual; tinnie drivers, starters, boat repairers, spare rowers, boat assemblers. Please make sure you come to help.



You won’t be able to vote at the AGM if you’re unfinancial and you won’t be able to row at all from the end of the month if you haven’t paid, so please pay your PayPal invoice asap, and if you have not received an invoice, please let the treasurer know (


Breakfast helpers please

from Nancy

Volunteers are needed to help at the following times on weekdays:

5 a.m. turn on the urn
6.15 prepare and stock up the tables, make plunger coffee
6.15 – 7.00 clean up, wash up and re-stock tables for next crews
8.15 – 9.00 clean up, wash up and put chilled items in fridge, cover tables.

I still do not know about weekend times, if any.

Please email Nancy on: re: your availability.

If everyone could help with the cleaning up and washing up it would be most appreciated.

NOTE: club members may have brekky with their Corporate crews, and help make the coffee etc, but it is not an invitation to help yourself any other time.



We like to keep a stock of clean towels in the Ladies’ in case of unexpected swims. If you have a club towel at home please return it clean and dried (most are labelled in the corner and many have disappeared). Donations of towels gratefully accepted – please leave in the office.



NancYoga will be in recess for the duration of the Corporates.


HOTY Plans

Could each crew or squad thinking of putting a crew together aiming to compete in this year’s long distance events culminating in a race in Melbourne at the HOTY please email with their details?


Many hands make light work

Any one with a few hours free this Saturday morning is welcome to join us to replace the boat racks. The Captain will be on site from 7am.

We have to replace the rubber or foam on each cleaned rack then remount. Then we have to remove the remaining racks to go off to be re-galvanised and strip. Plus a bit of boat moving. Plus removing the Petrol Cabinet… Lots of fun! Free coffee and tea provided.


New Women’s Eight

A new women’s 8 is coming this weekend. Low mileage from Scotch College in Melbourne. It comes with 20 oars and 16 riggers for every possible configuration. It even has a detachable wave guard for rough conditions. Nothing but the best for our girls.



  • 4 August to 1 September – Corporate Challenge
  • 5 August, Sunday – Bay Run
  • 26 August, Sunday – AGM, 10am at the Club
  • 1 September, Saturday – Corporate regatta at SIRC
  • 8 September, Saturday – Lane Cove Head, 4+ and 8+ only, 6.5km
  • 15 September, Saturday – indoor rowing championships, DRC
  • 16 September, Sunday – Head of the Nepean (big boats), 5km
  • 22 September – Head of the Shoalhaven, 6.5km
  • 7 October, Sunday – Iron Cove Classic #1
  • 13 October, Saturday – RNSW Spring Regatta, SIRC
  • 20 October, Saturday – Head of the Parramatta
  • 4 November, Sunday – Iron Cove Classic #2