RRC Redevelopment Celebration

The official opening of the newly redeveloped Richmond Rowing Club was celebrated in style on Sunday 5th October. Looking back on everything that lead to the success of the day I’m so proud of all we have been able to achieve. It has been an amazing effort by a very large team of people to really make our vision of a great boathouse a reality.

New Clubhouse

We were joined by over 150 people to finally open the new section of the boathouse and with the sun shining down it was clear to see everyone was desperate to get out onto our new deck and take in the 180° views of the city. I want to t
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A Big Weekend for RRC

We have an action packed weekend ahead of us at RRC.
For those free on Saturday we are calling for helpers from 10am to help with some final cleaning and organising of the boathouse please contact [email protected] if you think you can help out. At 12pm we have session 3 of the current LTR course, help is always greatly appreciated for that too so please contact [email protected] if you are willing and able.
Then comes Sunday – when the clocks will have changed for daylight savings so don’t forget! There is early morning training for some and then 6 RRC crews (listed below) racing in the Yarra Masters Head Event from the island to Princes Bridge. Everyone involved needs to be at the clubhouse by 8.30am for a race briefing at 9am and ready to push off the landing in your zooties at 9.10am. All crews need to row up to the start and then will be marshalled to race back down the river (see the draft draw below). Everyone involved should have received and paid their invoice for seat fees but if not please contact [email protected] .
Then last but by no means least we have the opening of the redeveloped boathouse. Families and friends of RRC are all welcome, the bar will be open and hopefully the sun will be shining as we celebrate and enjoy the expansion of our clubhouse. It’s definitely and event not to be missed but if you can’t join us on the day to celebrate please consider contributing to our ‘boathouse warming’ with a gift from our online registry (password is: 1863).
Looking forward to seeing you all and celebrating a great weekend!
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Boat 'house-warming' this weekend

Can you believe it? The last works are now underway at the boathouse to complete the redevelopment, with the builders working on the fire hydrant this morning meaning extra care needs to be taken when accessing the RRC bay. It really is a hive of activity there currently.
We now need to make the final preparations to be ready for the grand opening next Sunday 5th October. If anyone is available and would like to help next Saturday between 10 and 12 we would appreciate some help with a bit of cleaning and organising a few things. With many hands it really shouldn’t take too long.

Club Housewarming Pressies
Finally, are you wondering what you should bring to the party as a “pressie” to mark this momentous occasion? Then we have some great ideas for you at our online gift registry.
 It’s password protected: 1863.
 It’s available for friends of Richmond Rowing Club to contribute something if they chose to help with the ‘boat house warming’ and to celebrate the achievement of our exciting redevelopment project.
I look forward to seeing many of you next weekend for the celebration.


Official Opening of the Redeveloped Boathouse

RRC opening inviteIt gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us in celebrating the official opening of the new redeveloped Richmond Rowing Club.

The event will follow on from the Masters Melbourne Head Race on Sunday October 5th, from noon.

We would love to see members, family and friends from the rowing community join with us to celebrate what is an amazing facility right here in the heart of Melbourne. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in this project and share my excitement about the final realisation of this vision for the club.

I look forward to seeing you all there – please RSVP to [email protected]

Save the Date – Sunday Oct 5th!

boathouse grand opening

As you will have all hopefully seen the boathouse redevelopment is moving at pace now (even despite the weather this week). There is still lots to do and a big thank you to everyone who has helped get us this far.

We still need more funds to purchase the racking for this new area and it is not too late for you to donate using this ASF form to make a tax deductible donation. Click through now, complete the form and email or send it to Anthea, our Secretary, [email protected]. Every bit you can donate will help us towards our target $20,000.

We have now fixed a date to celebrate and officially hold “The Grand Opening” of the new boathouse and it is Sunday 5th October, so make sure you save the date! You will notice it is in our online calendar along with a draft of upcoming events for the new season.

I am currently recruiting volunteers to help be involved in organising the event. Could I ask anyone who would like to offer their ideas and help to promote, organise and make this event the huge celebration it deserves to contact me, [email protected] and we can start the planning.