GRC Weekly Update for 27 August 2021

Published Fri 27 Aug 2021

This Week’s Highlights

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



Shed COVID Rules - Updated

The recent announcement about five vaccinated people being allowed to meet outside is being actively investigated by Rowing NSW and the Committee. As soon as there is more information on what it means for rowing in larger boats we’ll let you know.

  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. No rowing after 5:00pm. 
      3. Rowing before 6:15 - lighting required:
        1. strong bow light (flashing light): AND
        2. strong stern light
      4. 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. Erg stored inside at the carpark end of the shed.
    3. Move erg out onto the grass by the side of the shed (not in the car park)
    4. Masks except when you’re actually sitting on the machine
    5. 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.


Online Train Together: Updates and New Sessions

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

Struggle with getting in and out of boats? Join Fran on Tuesday and Friday for a special hip-mobility workout.

Here are the session links:

  • Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Cardio (Micah) Join Here
  • Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Hip Mobility and Core (Fran) Join Here
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 7:45am - Strength and Core (Nick) Join Here
  • Thursday 7:15am - 8:00am - Yoga (Julia) Join Here
  • Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Hip Mobility and Core (Fran) Join Here
  • Saturday 8:30am - 9:00am - Erg training (Nick) Join Here (Note new start time)
  • 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.


GRC: 40 x 20 Challenge - Weekly Awards

This week’s awards:

  • “I’ve run out of surplatives!” Award: Kate still going strong and as far as anyone can tell hasn’t missed a beat all lockdown. How does she do it?
  • Team Player Awards: Julia, Jilly, Mark T, Chris, Catherine, Callum and Haldey   staying consistent and intense. Well done.

Check out everyone’s progress: 40x20 Challenge.

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


AGM 29 August at 10am - Last Chance - 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.

Ahead of the AGM - check out the:


>5k Away? Borrow an Ergo! - Reminder

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).



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

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