Captain’s Blog 8 December 2017

Mosman members to represent Australia in surf boat rowing Congratulations to MRC members Jordan Thurlow and Trent Rogers who, as part of a South Curl Curl SLSC crew, have won selection as Australian representatives in next year’s Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Series which, of course, will be against New Zealand.  It’s an outstanding achievement for two family men with busy jobs to beat convincingly crews many years younger than they are. Jordan Thurlow (left), Trent [...]

Captain’s Blog 28 March 2017

Congratulations to Sean Murphy, regatta news, new gear, social event, entries, wombats, videos Congratulations to Sean Murphy MRC member Sean Murphy has been selected to represent Australia in the Senior A Lightweight Quad at the 2017 World Championships in Saratosa, Florida in September.  He will relocate to the National Training Centre in Canberra in April. On Friday, I received the following note from Matthias Ungemach, our Director of Rowing. Last Saturday (11 March) we sent [...]

Captain’s Blog 10 March 2017

March Madness, Results, Senior A Trials, Winter schools program, ANZAC Day, Wombat, Video March Madness! Not US college basketball, but activity at Pearl Bay! March is a particularly busy month at Pearl Bay with the development squads and the school programs reaching the end of their season and the masters steadily increasing their training intensity with an eye on their States and Nationals in May. So, if problems such as pontoon queues, tinny washes, near [...]

Captain’s Blog 20 January 2017

Lights, Taree, Shoes, Coaching, LTR, Wombat, Video of the week Lights needed again Although it’s still mid-summer the days are of course steadily getting shorter.  This morning sunrise was at 5.57am.  On Sunday it will be at 6.00am. As you know, lights are compulsory on boats before sunrise (and after sunset). If you need to buy a pair of lights, why not contact MRC member, Dave Wear, at Taree regatta this weekend A large contingent [...]

Captain’s Blog 31 October 2016

RFF roster changed, LTR substitute coaches, Final subs reminder, Abusive Wombat, Video of the week RFF roster – important change Thank you to everyone who chipped in and served as an RFF coach in Terms 2 or 3. It took a big load off members such as Tim Sheridan who have given years of RFF service. Unfortunately, I have decided to discontinue the Rowing for Fitness Roster. The main reason is that the RFF rowers [...]

Captain’s Blog 21 October 2016

Learn to row coaching, Noise complaint this morning, Alarm, Gym closure, Video of the week Learn to Row coaches for term 4 Sorry to harp on about this but we are still short one coach for the next seven weekends of LTR. We urgently need a fill-in coach for tomorrow (Saturday) at 8am. We also need a larger panel of people who can act as fill-in coaches occasionally. Please help and email Suzanne Hartley at [...]