2011 NSW Club Championship Regatta (Edward Trickett Regatta) – Saturday 9 / Sunday 10 April

The NSW Club Championship Regatta is on again and this year Richmond will be attending the regatta in force.
There will be plenty of races to be had on the Sydney International Regatta Complex (where they held the rowing at the Sydney Olympics) and if last year is anything to go by, the racing will be fast and furious and we won’t need much more from our crews to bring home a swag full of medals. If you need to refresh your memory on how good the racing was then just take a look at this video of the RRC women’s eight racing St George on You Tube.
The two day regatta is on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April in Penrith which is located about 1hour from Sydney airport or 1 hour 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD.
The plan is to arrive on the Friday (8th) and depart on the Monday (11th) and there are options available to depart on the Sunday for those who need to be back in Melbourne on the Monday morning for work.
If you plan to fly up to Sydney then now is the time to start booking as there are plenty of flight available that will get you up and back for under $200. If you need transport to and from Sydney airport then I suggest that you try and book a midday flights each way (i.e. ex Melbourne on the Friday and ex Sydney on the Monday) so we can car pool. If you need to go back to Melbourne on the Sunday night then I suggest you aim to catch a flight between 19:00 – 20:00hrs as that will give you plenty of time to get to the airport after the regatta (again we will aim to car pool).
The cost for the weekend will be $260 per person which will include boat transport costs, accommodation and meals (except lunches).
If you are keen to attend the regatta and are not yet involved in a squad then let Justin Thomas know and he will get you organised.
Sydney is a rather large logistical challenge so if you are coming, I need you to click on the following link and complete the survey by Friday 25 February.
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Simon Crunden