Did you spot this smiling men’s crew enjoying a beautiful day on Sunday testing their new boat? It gives me great pleasure to announce RRC have made an exciting new purchase of a men’s eight, complete with a set of oars, second hand from Scotch College.
The purchase was made possible by the great fundraising efforts of last seasons quiz night and through a donation to the club after some RRC male rowers starred in an advertisement. Other purchases from the quiz night funds included the two new model D ergos plus a set of sliders and the observant members of the club will have also noticed a new set of four sweep oars. As is evident fundraising is a vital part of keeping our fleet growing and serviceable so I ask you all to please help where you can with our fundraising efforts, starting with buying a ticket for our grand final BBQ.
The women’s squad have also recently benefitted from a successful application to Vic Active Grants that resulted in a complete new set of pink handled sculling oars for a quad and one extra set of yellow handled oars.
It’s exciting times at the club as we look forward to the upcoming head racing season and our training camp. I hope to see many of you down on Sunday 20th September to enjoy some club races followed by brunch before we kick off our focussed training for the head season. Please ensure you sign up on Sportsnoticeboard or contact your coach so we know to expect you.