GRC Round Up 18/09/17

Shed Update

Luke is looking for a few volunteers to assist with tidying up the tools and parts section of the shed. The aim is to clean out all the drawers and relabel them. At the end of the process we expect we will have an idea of what’s in the shed. If you are able to assist please email
All club oars have now been marked with the club stickers. Please ensure when selecting oars you take the correct ones. A number of members came together over a number of sessions to paint all the oars in Glebe colours ready for racing. Thank you very much for your assistance, it is much appreciated.
The Takacat is soon to be stored outside the shed. Hopefully this will make our lives a little easier with less obstacles in the shed.

Resources Update

The club took delivery of 4 new sets of oars which have been unpacked, set-up and hanging in the racing section of the oar rack ready for use. Thanks Brad for setting up all the oars – both the new ones and the oars for the women’s 4.
We have had quite a number of accidents with boats of late resulting in repairs being required. Please take a little bit extra time when moving boats on and off the water. If a boat has been damaged, please let Brad and/or Luke know so the damage can be assessed, repaired and the boat put back into circulation as quickly as possible.
For those of you who follow us on Facebook you will have seen pictures of members putting the new shoes into the new 8, the David Scott, which is now ready to row, and painting the oars. Special thanks to Jean Baptiste (JB) and Howard for their great efforts.

Important Dates

Club row and Town Hall meeting – Sunday 8 October. The plan is to have a club row, followed by breakfast and the first of the Club Town Hall general information sharing sessions with the committee and members and Q&A
Trivia Night – Keep the night of Friday 8 December free
Upcoming Regattas – it’s the season of Head races leading up to the Head of the Yarra, where we have five, yes five, eights planning to go. What a huge effort and turnout for Glebe.
This coming weekend a Mens eight and a quad are heading down to the Head of the Shoalhaven followed by the Shoalhaven Sprints. Good luck to all participants
Next up will be the Lane Cove Head on Saturday 7 October, then the first of the major regattas, the Spring Regatta at SIRC on Saturday 14 October and the first of the Iron Cove Classics on Sunday 15 October. Start planning now – talk to your coach, organise your crews and let Mark know your entries nice and early

Henley on Hunter

A small but very keen group of rowers got out of bed early on a Sunday morning and headed up to the beautiful Hunter to race in the country on a course where the cows come down to the water as you race by. Congratulations to all who participated but most importantly well done to our Juniors Oliver, Chris, Max and Julian. Well done boys, amazing to see you on the water in the Glebe colours and for those of you who raced for the first time you made us all very proud. Well done. Congratulations to everyone, results at

Head of the Nepean

On Saturday morning 4 crews – womens 8, womens 4, mens 8 and mens quad – rowed 5km up to the start line on the Nepean River to race 4.5km back. A fantastic turnout for Glebe. Well done and congratulations to all rowers. Results at

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