Sunny Summer in September

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Rowers turnout for Club Races

It was great to see so many people out on the river on Sunday in beautiful conditions for this season’s first time trial. The black and gold was an impressive site both on and off the water.
A big thank you to Paul for capturing the event and the attached photograph of the membership. I also want to pass on my thanks to all those who showed the great RRC spirit by volunteering to help run the event Justin, Kathy, Tom, Gerry, Carolyn, Claire and Vicki.
Also a special mention to Dennis’s for his cameo in the women’s quad, our double scull of Michelle and Corrine who were the only crew to navigate the 7km course coxless and Matt from Learn to row who subbed into a boat after only 3 lessons! He was one of 12 to do their first club time trial on Sunday and I think the day was a big success.
The official times are listed below next to the relevant cox, line honours go to the men’s coxed quad at 34.51. So that’s the time to beat…..
DS1 Sandrine 50:39
DS2 Aaron 47:27
WN Bec 40:29
SW Derek 35:32
WS Lynn 43:54
MS1 Rachael 38:23
MS2 Lindsey 34:51
WS2 Corrine and Michelle 38:20
Karen Doggett
RRC President

Crews for Club Races Sunday 4 August 10am

Wow! What a fantastic response we have had to Club Races this Sunday – we have about 50 people racing which is going to make for a great morning on the water.
As a result we have had to change racing into 8’s and quads (to cater for some people that have not rowed sweep yet).
If you haven’t rowed or raced an eight before have no fear – Club races are the ideal time to jump in and have a go and you will be rowing with people that have raced in an eight before. Sit down, strap in and go with the flow!
Here is the draw – remember, how a crew looks on paper is not how it goes on the water….Club races is all about the fun of getting on the water and having a challenge.
SCHEDULE:
10am       Rower briefing upstairs @ boathouse
10.20am 8+ Heat 1 – Eight A vs Eight B
10.40am 8+ Heat 2 – Eight C vs Eight D vs Eight E
11am      8+ Final B – the 3 losers from 8+ heats 1 and 2
11.20am 8+ Final A – the 2 winners from 8+ heats 1 and 2
11.40am 4x+ Heat 1 – Quad A vs Quad B
12 noon  4x+ Heat 2 – Quad C vs Quad D
12.15pm   4x+ Final B – the losers from 4x+ heats 1 and 2
12.30pm  4x+ Final A – the winners from 4x+ heats 1 and 2
12.45pm LUNCH – soup and sausage sizzle, gold coin donation each. We would love some people to bring along a cake / something sweet to share.
Be upstairs at the boathouse by 10am, ready in your rowing gear. Don’t be late, even if you are in a late race as there will be a briefing at 10am and we will need help to get all the boats out. Plus you get to support everyone else in their race.
EIGHTS:

A

B

Mike O’Neill Katie Cowley
Sarah Knight PJ Eadie
Thalia Marshall Rob Martinovic
Gail Davidson Sarah Ryan
Fatima Vally Vanessa Young
Maninder Singh Caroline Lewis
Martin Foster Rochelle Stokes
Virginie Gregoire Michael Gehling
Cox: Mike Numa Cox: Derek Begg

C

D

E

David Micallef Tony Pick Dennis Beck
Louise Roberts Lindsey Brown Karen Doggett
Julia Artemenko Ben Soraghan Alena Leonardi
Jennelle Marden Christine Kaissidis Gail Carter
Jemma Evans Amanda Shaw Nick Kaissidis
Edward Cordner Liz Hagerty Dylan Nicholson
Justin Thomas Rachael Button Cat Hardy
Matthew Couch Barry Campbell Emily Dunn
Cox: Mike Numa Cox: Derek Begg Cox: Karin Bouvin

QUADS

A

B

Morgan Thomas Corrine Renshaw
Jodie Naisbitt Kathy Macrow
Mike Numa Michael Gehling
Dennis Beck Nick Kaissidis
Cox: Karen Doggett Cox: Rochelle Stokes

C

D

Edith Hamilton Alice Fredericks
Emily Dunn Karin Bouvin
David Micallef P J Eadie
Martin Foster Barry Campbell
Cox: Karen Doggett Cox: Rochelle Stokes

If your name is not on this list but should be – please contact me ASAP, it is not intentional! I have had to double up a couple of rowers so I will swap you in.
Looking forward to a great morning of racing – Go Richmond!