Swimming in the Bay

Swimming in the Bay

Captain’s Log

Head of Parramatta

Lane numbers will be dropped off by Heather (thanks Heather!) to the Club by Friday evening. It is the crew’s responsibility to come and pick them up and return them to LRC afterwards.
Most crews will be rowing around just after 5.30am. Some can go around the day before and put their boat on the lawn in front of the Sydney club.

Their space is very limited. They also do not have a big pontoon like ours. They have asked to bring no more than 2 eights and 2 or 3 quad fours on Friday.

The eights will be the Juniors and the Sabres. Other clubs will be sharing the same space.
The other option is to tow your boat around behind a tinny and meet the boat just off Sydney Women’s Rowing Club.
Let me know what you want to do ASAP.

Head Of The Yarra

Fees due by Friday 7/11 (tomorrow) or your whole crew will not be entered. $120 for rowers, $20 for LRC coxes.

Pay your fees online now.

We also need your T-Shirt size by Friday or you get a large size by default. Send your shirt size to AnnaC.

We have 9 crews wishing to enter. We will be taking 6 eights down and hiring 3 from Brighton Grammar.

Club Maintenance Day

All rowers going to the Head Of The Yarra are required to perform a complete overhaul on their boat before it is loaded for Melbourne. Get your crew organised and pick a day. Don’t expect anyone else to do it for you. If your boat falls apart during the race it is your own fault.

wrecked thorn

Iron Cove Waterway

On Tuesday morning, one of our quads had an accident with a water taxi. The quad came off second best. See picture. Luckily nobody was hurt, but the rowers had a scary
This highlights the need for all rowers to be very careful and in particular keep to the sides of the waterway (not an issue for the water taxi incident).
The worst offenders at the moment are our most experienced rowers. I have spotted both male and female crews traveling down the wrong side of the bay. This is very dangerous and can lead to serious accidents.

If turning across the bay make sure you travel across it. Don’t just turn and slowly move across.

Orientation Day for New Members

We held our first orientation day last weekend for 30 new members.
A second one will be in 2 weeks’ time on Saturday 15th Nov at 8.30am.
All members welcome.
From now on the orientation days will be every quarter for everyone joining the Club during that period.

Don’t stand on the riggers!

Another rigger was broken this week due to boof heads standing on the rigger to hold it on the pontoon.

If caught doing it, I will administer appropriate punishment. Don’t stand on the riggers!

Steve Duff

Stall thank you

Thank you to everyone who cooked or helped out at last Saturday’s cake stall or BBQ. Much appreciated.

Recreational rowing this weekend

Is on both days, from 6.30am.

NSW Union of Oarswomen lunch & AGM – Sunday 16 November

If you intend going to this lunch, please RSVP and pay now.
Date: Sunday, 16 November, 2014
Time: Row at 10am AGM at 11:30am Lunch at 1pm
Venue: Leichhardt Rowing Club
Cost: 2 courses for $55 by the magnificent Gourmet Catering

RSVP: Wendy Tomlinson 0410 633 717 wendy.tomlinson2@gmail.com
Pay by EFT:
NSW Union of Oarswomen
Bank: Westpac
BSB: 032 197
Account Number: 149998
Identify with your Surname followed by your given name e.g. Smith Mary

Diary Dates (and refer to Rowing NSW for more race dates)

  • Sat 8 Nov – Head of the Parramatta
  • Sun 9 Nov – Coaches Meeting at 10.30am
  • Sat 15 Nov – New members orientation – 8.30-10.30am
  • Sat 22 Nov – Iron Cove Classic 3
  • Sat 29 Nov – Head of the Yarra
  • Sat 13 Dec – Xmas Party from 6pm