is Your Captain Speaking
everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Captain's newsletter.
Wow - I disappear for three weeks and the number
of people at the shed grows exponentially. I should go away more
often! Things are going gangbusters, with the Summer Nationals
Squad picking up steam only 6 weeks out from competition, Peta
Rule's Casual Summer Rowing juggernaut attracting 20-24 athletes
to every session, Squad X up and running under the watchful eye
of Brad 'Nice Guys Finish First' Scott, and another TWO Learn2Row
courses finishing last week.
To all the truant rowers and ex-rowers who haven't
been down (you know who you are): the mornings have been sunny
and warm, and the water's better than expected for this time of
year, and there are heaps of people coming down (some of whom
make pancake-cake - it was phenomenal) so why not join in?
I should also give a quick mention to the "Twin
Towers of Pete" - our Vice Presidents Peta Rule and Peter
Klemm. For the last month all three Captains have been sunning
themselves in various parts of the northern hemisphere leaving
the Petes in charge, and the club seems to have not burned down,
which is always nice. Thanks Petes!
WARC Captain 2011
State Team Selections
to all of the following WARC athletes who have been selected in
the WA State team to compete in the Interstate Regatta on the
last day of Nationals, Sunday March 13. Good luck and do us proud
- well, actually you already have!
Nick Wakeford - Kings Cup squad (10 shortlisted
for a crew of 8)
Hannah Vermeersch - Queens Cup squad, Youth Womens 8+
TC Maguire - Shortlisted for Kings Cup Coxswain
Sarah Steger - Youth Womens 8+
Matt Cochran - Youth Mens 8+
Zak Campbell - Youth Mens 8+
Sam Hughes - Youth Mens 8+
Australia Day and
it has been over the last few years, the Westies shed (including
the gym) will be shut down from Sunday January 23, reopening on
Monday January 31. As in previous years, we are hiring out our
shed for the Australia Day skyshow. A big deck will be put on
top of our boat deck, making it impossible to launch boats, and
it takes a few days to put up then take down again. On the plus
side, this brings in valuable regular income that we need to be
able to pay our running costs and keep providing such fantastic
facilities to our members!
The Summer Nationals Squad will be training
out at Deep Water Point for the week, but for Squad X and the
Casual Summer Rowing group - if you're interested in going on
a couple of bike rides to replace the sessions we'll lose next
week, a few people will be heading out on 30-45km rides on Tuesday
and Friday morning. Please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you're interested!
and Wesley Gym Membership
The refurbishment of our gym has continued, with some new cupboards
appearing and old weights gear being removed. There are another
few stages of the refurbishment to go, which will be completed
in the next few weeks. The huge new TV's are also powered up and
ready to go!
As we have had to remove most of our weights
gear to accommodate to renovation, we have arranged for all WARC
financial members to have access to the gym at Wesley College!
Sorry to L2R and Casual Summer members, this only applies to full
12-month members. There's only two months to go until the next
annual membership rolls around again though!
Wesley normally charge $360 per year for gym
membership (which is nearly as much as a full Westies membership),
but thanks to our valiant President, Sten Campbell, we are getting
"Dry" gym membership (no pool access) free of charge!
Where: Wesley Sports Club, entry off Angelo
St, South Perth
What: Weights room, gym floor, aerobics, tennis (no pool access)
Cost: $0 !
Who: Full Financial WARC members only
What to do: Go to the front desk, say you're a WARC member, and
provide Photo ID with your name and address
Gym Opening hours:
Lord Mayor's Cup
are only a few weeks to go until entries for our annual corporate
regatta, the Lord Mayor's Cup, close and we are well short of
our target number of crews. We need help getting crews entered
- else it could be a lean year for the club! So we're asking all
club members to try to get crews of four people together (doesn't
matter if they haven't rowed before - in
fact, that's the point!), and get a crew entered.
If you need a registration pack, drop me a line
at email@example.com - entries
close February 11 so you'll need to move quickly!
West Lakes, Adelaide
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