This is Your Captain Speaking

Hello everyone!

We're nearly at the end of the season, just a few more days! Congratulations to everyone for their achievements thus far, race hard at States and enjoy all the post-season functions listed below.

I would love to see as many supporters as possible at Champion Lakes for State Champs this weekend to cheer our crews on, so please invite as many family and friends as possible to come and watch! Racing starts at 8:30am on both Saturday and Sunday, with the final races at 5:45pm on Saturday, and 3:50pm on Sunday.

Glenda Hirsch
WARC Captain 2010

After States Party

After the State Championships, of course, you have the States After Party!

This year's after party will be held on the ground floor of the boatshed, more or less as soon as boat unloading has been completed. Unloading should be done and dusted by 6:30pm or so on Sunday 19th September.

Rita Campbell and her team of mighty minions will be providing a BBQ dinner for $10 per head. It's BYO beverages, and partners are welcome to attend.

The night will also feature the traditional fines ceremony, presentation of the TANK award for 2010, and I believe Andrew Taylor has a few special surprises in store. (You have been warned.)


Youth World Championships and Youth Olympics

Huge congratulations are in order for two of Westies best and brightest: Matt Cochran and Hannah Vermeersch have returned from a successful international tour with the Australian Youth Rowing team.

Matt collected bronze in the JM4+ and Hannah also won bronze in the JW4- at the Youth World Championships in the Czech Republic. Matt then went on to win bronze with Dave Watts in the mens pair at the Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Congratulations, you've done us proud!

WARC Annual Dinner

The #1 event on the Westies social calendar is just about here: the WARC Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 8th October 2010!

Venue: River Room at the WARC boat shed.

Dress: Cocktail

Price: $50 per head

Time: 7pm for 7.30pm Start

RSVP: Please RSVP to Rita Campbell via email RIta needs your RSVP's by September 28. Payment must be made before the event.

Partners are welcome, but seats are strictly limited so please get your RSVP's in, else you may miss out!

Hot Buffet Dinner, Hot Sweets and Fruit platters and Tea & Coffee & Chocolates - $50 per head


Learn2Row Courses

Once again, WARC will be running Learn2Row courses through the summer, so if you know of a family member, friend or work colleague who may be keen to get into rowing, please forward the course details on!

What is Learn2Row?
5 coached training sessions over 2.5 weeks, teaching you the basics of rowing. You'll learn basic technique on rowing machines, boat handling skills and on-water sculling technique.

When are the courses run?
There are 3 courses on offer:
Course 1 (9th - 23rd October)
Course 2 (20th November - 4th December)
Course 3 (5th January - 19th January)

When are the sessions run?
Training sessions are on Wednesdays (5:30am-7:00am) and Saturdays (6:30am-8:00am). All sessions are conducted at the WARC Boatshed.

What does it cost?
$180 per person

How Do I Register?
Get in touch with the WARC Vice Captain Mike Jones at, who will be able to send you a registration form.

Rowing WA Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner for Rowing WA will this year be held after the state championships and incorporate Presentation of Championship Pennants and also the presentation of the Coach and rower of the year awards.

Full Details are:

Venue – Canning Bridge Rowing Centre
Date – Saturday 25th September 2010
Time – 6-30pm for a 7-00pm Start

Tickets are available at $45-00 each and can be purchased from the rowing WA office, contact either Pierre or Deone on 93643905.

Girls Only Row - Help Required

It's for fun! Oh, and breakfast! It is hosted by a different club each year and it’s WESTIES turn.

We invite girl rowers for other clubs, and recreational and ex-rowers. In fact the only prerequisite is that the participants know how to row as we don't want to have to teach them on the day.

As the host club we provide all the boats, oars and coxswains. Our guests, and those of us not coxing, have a row for about an hour (Maylands and back) and then all meet upstairs for breakfast.

It is a great way to get to know rowers form other clubs and it also raises some funds for the club as each participant pays $15 to take part.

We get the boys to cook the breakfast so that we can chat, as girls are known to do so well.

The date for this great event is Sunday Oct 10, starting at 7am.

Anyone who is willing to help out be it girls for coxing/rowing or guys that are willing to cook breakfast can you please contact Deb Mason via email

Oar Fees

Just a quick reminder that those people with outstanding oar fees will have to pay their fees before the end of the season. To find out how much you owe, you can get in touch with the club's executive officer Helen Stevens at, who will be able to send you an invoice.


Westies AGM

The WARC AGM is coming up in October - details will be sent to club members soon.


Pennant Table

UWABC - 153.2
FRC - 120.2
WARC - 97.2
ANARC - 84.6
SRRC - 88.9
CUBC - 40.3
BRC - 39.2
MURC - 10.4
CLBC - 8.5
PRC - 7.4

Next regatta: STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Champion Lakes, Sat/Sun September 18/19

For the Diary...

Saturday, 18 September: WA State Champs Day 1
Sunday, 19 September: WA State Champs Day 2 and End of Season Party!
Tuesday, 21 September: Nationals Training Squad Information Night
Saturday, 25 September: Nationals Time Trial at Canning and RWA Annual Dinner
Monday, 4 October: Nationals Training Starts
Friday, 8 October: WARC Annual Dinner
Satruday 9 October: 1st Learn2Row course begins
Sunday, 10 October: Girls Only Row

And that's the lot for this month - if you have any comments, queries or flames, please send them to the Captain Glenda Hirsch at

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