GRC Weekly Update for 20 August 2021

Published Fri 20 Aug 2021

This Week’s Highlights

  1. >5k Away? Borrow an Ergo!
  2. COVID Rules - Singles Rowing is Live
  3. GRC: 40 x 20 Challenge - Weekly Awards
  4. AGM 29 August at 10am via Zoom - Register Here
  5. Online Train Together: New Sessions
  6. Regattas
  7. Other Events
  8. Boats Out of Action
  9. Key Contacts and Documents


>5k Away? Borrow an Ergo!

As current Covid restrictions prevent some members from visiting the sheds at the moment we will be redistributing ergos next week to members who live more than 5k away and are keen to start training on an ergo. 

Those within 5km can book time on an ergo at the shed or row in a single.

If you are interested contact Nick (0436 360 131).  Priority will be given to people who want to enter the Indoor Regatta Series (see links below).


COVID Rules - Singles Rowing is Live

Here are the compulsory boating procedures. These are based on making sure people rowing comply with current NSW Health rules. For any questions please contact Nick or Fran.

  1. Single sculling:
    1. Booking:
      1. Time slots must be booked on-line (including privately owned boats).  Spaced by 30 minutes to allow entry/exit
      2. Row in Daylight hours only
      3. Two singles at a time allowed - i.e. one per bay
    2. Entering:
      1. Must park on the street (school grounds off limits)
      2. Must scan the QR code
      3. Must wear mask until on the water
      4. Max two people max in the shed at anytime
    3. Launching:
      1. Ready your boat from the front of the shed
      2. Wear a mask till you get on to the water
    4. Rowing:
      1. No coaching boats will be on the water
      2. Wear high visibility colours
      3. Take care for extra construction traffic
      4. Keep an eye out for other rowers
    1. Returning:
      1. Wait on the water to give people time to get out of the shed
      2. Mask back on till you get out of the shed
      3. Wash boats and oars down thoroughly with soap and water
      4. Dry your boat with your own towel.


  1. Ergs
    1. Book a slot on-line
    2. Max two ergs at a time
    3. Ergs stored inside at the carpark end of the shed.
    4. Move ergs out onto the grass by the side of the shed the school carpark when in use (not in the car park)
    5. Masks except when you’re actually sitting on the machine
    6. Pre/post santise the machine with provided materials


  1. Abide by the law and health orders.
    1. We’re not going to re-document every health order and requirement: QR code check-in, 5/10km travel limits, don’t come down if you’re feeling unwell, etc., it’s your responsibility to know what you’re allowed to do and not allowed to do. You will be on public display and there are active Police compliance patrols in the are Just saying.



GRC: 40 x 20 Challenge - Weekly Awards

This week’s awards:

  • The “What’s She On?” Award: Kate back on water and still no days missed: all that training has to be paying off. 🚣‍♀️🚣‍♀️
  • Biting at Kate’s Heals: Julia, Jilly, Chris, Callum and Haldey - consistent and intense.
  • Back on the horse 🎠: Mark T back in the boat. That injury must be coming good.

Check out everyone’s progress: 40x20 Challenge.

Thanks to Nick, Micah, Fran and Julia for leading virtual sessions.


AGM 29 August at 10am via Zoom - Register Here and Now!

So we can confirm attendance and count votes to abide by the constitution all attendees need to register.

To attend you must also be a fully financial member. Renew now: Membership Renewal

Ahead of the AGM - check out the:


Online Train Together: New Sessions

Fran, Nick, Micah, and Julia are all running live on-line sessions this week to keep you moving and motivated. Thank you.

Here are the session links:

  • Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Cardio (Micah) Join Here
  • New! Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm -Low Impact, Mobility (Fran) Join Here
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 7:45am - Strength and Core (Nick) Join Here
  • Thursday 7:15am - 8:00am - Yoga (Julia) Join Here
  • New! Friday 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Low impact, Mobility (Fran) Join Here
  • Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am - Erg training (Nick) Join Here
  • New! Saturday 9:30am - 10:30am - Low Impact, Mobility (Fran) Join Here
  • Sunday 7:00am - 7:45am  - Strength and Core (Nick) Join Here

Text Nick Galea (0436 360 131) if interested or having trouble with the link.



Entries: to the Regatta Secretary by the Friday of the week before the regatta, i.e. minimum of 8 days prior.  For Indoor Regattas, register individually here.

Race fees: Have sufficient funds in your race fee account or you will not be entered. If in doubt, contact the Treasurer. Top up your account: PayPal/Credit Card or Direct Deposit




Boats Out of Action

The following boats are out of action:

  • None

All of our boats are fragile, however the following need extra care:

  • Ken Main
  • Hughie Williamson
  • Reg Stride
  • Charlie Smith


Key Contacts and Documents

Link to: Key Contacts and Documents

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