1961 NSW Lightweight Four

Trivia: who is the rower in the stroke seat of this 1961 Lightweight coxed four?

JB Sharp Regatta Series: Get organised now

A large number of rowers have already shown an interest in competing in the JB Sharp Regatta Series – which is great.

Anyone who is planning to compete in the JB Sharp Regattas needs to email Kristin Moss and the Captain with details of the races you plan on competing in and at which Regatta.

Juniors – please note that Kerry Thorn and Simon Hoadley (winter program) will coordinate your entries, speak to them if you wish to compete.

Kristin will co-ordinate registration for those events where registration is required.

The Captain will work out if we have enough boats to accommodate all those that plan to race.

Dates for the Series are:

  • Glebe – 15/06/2014
  • UTS – 29/06/2014
  • Drummoyne – 13/07/2014
  • Balmain – 27/07/2014
  • Leichhardt – 10/08/2014

Captain’s log

Boat Bookings

Reminder that members can book boats in accordance with the “Boat Booking Protocol” through our members section on our website.
Please do the bookings each Friday afternoon before 6pm to apply to your request for the coming Monday to Sunday. Some are booking for the next day.
I don’t update the sheet daily!


Members can’t just roll up, look for a boat that looks nice and go for a row, unless it is a GREEN boat (sticker next to name).

BLACK boats are not for general use. They are for crews training for special events following a program under supervision. They are also for individuals who have been approved to use them, ie: they know who they are. If you don’t know whether you are or not then you are one of the NOTS.

Ask your coach if unsure which boat can be used. Better yet, ask me!

Mirrored Cupboard

Shelves have been added to the Gym cupboard. Let’s all try to keep it tidy from now

Lost Property

Lost property could be smelt as you come up the stairs. Nancy has been so offended that she has taken it home to wash. What a woman! She will return it this weekend. If it is not claimed it will be sent to someone who is more in need.

Note: there are a couple of nice pairs of Havaianas, several warm jackets, various Club shirts, an esky bag and many pairs of and single socks. Not to mention a very nice tool kit, soon to become the property of the Club!

Boat Rally

New date: 6th July 2014 – put your name on the sheet @ the Club.


Mel and Guy Elron are at RPA recuperating with their new package, Ada Lorraine Elron. Mum and baby are both doing very well.

Help needed Sunday 1 June to clear Clubhouse

The Club is being used for a function Sunday afternoon/evening. Members are asked to help put away equipment in the morning and to make sure that the kitchen and bathrooms are clean and clear of clutter. If you around the club Sunday morning lend a hand.

Steve Duff

T-shirt to celebrate 2014 win: Order now

Leichhardt has won the 2014 Premiership as a result of an outstanding effort from everyone in the Club.

Whether you actually raced or not, you contributed. We have had a commemorative T-Shirt designed which we are making available to members at cost.

It’s a good quality garment and will have your name printed on the back. You can see the design and order it from the LRC shop.

You need to have placed your order by 5.00pm Wednesday 18th June. When we know exactly how many people want the T-shirt, we will press ‘go’.

If you’ve got it, you can flaunt it. So follow the link now to order.

LUOR 68th Annual Reunion and Lunch Sunday 20 July – All welcome

From 11.00am – Club Luncheon and guest speaker presentation on Ned Trickett – Australia’s first World Champion in any sport.

LUOR is the Leichhardt Union of Old Rowers who continue to support the club through fundraising., volunteer coaching and work.

A great lunch, talk and a great raffle prize. Further details to be released shortly.

Your Club needs YOU – Deputy Treasurer / Treasurer Elect

We need an enthusiastic Club member with an accounting background to join the Commmittee as Deputy Treasurer and then take over as Treasurer after a suitable transition period. The current Treasurer has been counting the Club’s beans for five years now and is starting to go a more than a little cross-eyed.

The Treasurer has the support of an Assistant Treasurer, who looks after day to day payments. There are also well-established accounting systems in place. This allows the Treasurer to focus on advising on financial strategy, reconciling the bank accounts, maintaining the General Ledger in MYOB, producing financial reports, preparing budgets, and restraining other committee members from spending too much money.

If you can fill this important Club role, ring Onno – current treasurer – on 0403 331 604.

NSW Union of Oarswomen Rowing/Friendship Day to be held 1 June, 2014.

Masters are welcome to come along for a gentle, friendly paddle to Hen and Chicken Bay and back again.
Held at Sydney Women’s Rowing Club/MLC.
Arrive 10am for a row then lunch.

Contact Wendy Tomlinson via email or on 0410 633 717.


  • Clubhouse to be cleared: Sunday morning, 1st June
  • LRC Award night: tba
  • JB Sharp regatta series commences: 15 June
  • Boat rally: Sunday 6 July (note change of date)
  • LUOR Lunch: 11am 20 July
  • JB Sharp regatta ends at LRC: Sunday 10 August
  • Trivia Night: Saturday 17 August
  • AGM: Sunday morning 31 August
  • Corporate & LTR regatta: SIRC 7 September
  • Fundraiser: 15 November
  • Christmas party: 13 December