Volunteering at RRC

Have you been wondering about what you can do to volunteer to help at RRC?
Every year we have to call upon our members to help in all sorts of ways and this year will be no different. Everyone can help in one way or another and here are just a few ideas:
Be a boat race official (BRO) at regattas – this is an easy task and it is an RV requirement that Richmond provide BROs for every regatta which we enter. To be eligible you must complete the Level 1 BRO course and this year that couldn’t be easier as it is being held in our own boathouse this coming Tuesday 8th September, please register to attend using this link  http://www.rowingvictoria.asn.au/eventsrsvp/1015/
Cox your friends and other crews – we are always short of coxes and experience in a boat from the coxes seat will no doubt help you become a better rower by having an appreciation of the feel or movement of the boat. It’s all about providing motivation and encouragement to the whole crew (as well as avoiding collisions). At RRC we require all members to complete their level 1 coxing accreditation within 1 year of membership to ensure you have a good understanding of river rules for you and your crews safety. Once again RV is holding a level 1 course in our very own boathouse on Monday 14th September so if you haven’t already you can register here http://www.rowingvictoria.asn.au/eventsrsvp/1016/
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RV Level 1 Coxswain Course

Rowing Victoria has scheduled an upcoming Level 1 Coxswain Course to be held due to high demand.
Details are as follows:
Location: Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club
Date: 25th of May 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Upon attendance of this course, participants will be required to complete (and pass) the online quiz and will subsequently become an Officially Accredited Rowing Victoria Coxswain and avoid being fined.
Register at the link:
It is a great opportunity to get the knowledge in now so that by the time the season starts, all crews will be MORE than ready to compete! RRC requires all members to obtain this level 1 certification whether you intend to cox or not. The course gives you basic river rules that is important safety information for all rowers and a requirement of anyone who is wishing to row in a coxless boat.
I would encourage anyone who currently does not have this certificate to attend this course.
If you require any further information, please email [email protected]

Postponement of coxing masterclass

I am sorry to inform you that we will have to postpone next weekends (Sunday 23rd August) coxing masterclass. We unfortunately still do not have access to the upstairs central area of the clubhouse while the builders put the finishing touches to the redevelopment and so we have decided to postpone for a later date.
When a new date and time is confirmed we will inform you all.
In the mean time if you are interested in learning more about coxing please consider attending the upcoming Rowing Victoria coxing workshops:
Beginning and Introduction to Coxing: Tuesday 9th September from 4.30pm – 6.00pm at Yarra Yarra Rowing Club, this course is FREE!!!
Race Ready Coxswains (must be an accredited coxswain): Thursday 11th September from 4.30pm – 6.00pm at Yarra Yarra Rowing Club, this course is also FREE!!!