Sean’s Great Big Bronze!

Sean Murphy, coached by Matt Ungemach, today sculled a huge, brave race to win bronze in the U23 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. He did himself, Matt, and the Club proud. Sean started his rowing life in the Winter Program in 2012, and then represented Australia in the Junior M4- in the Junior World Championships. He was invited to join the National Training Centre Senior A athletes but elected to come back to Mosman so he could finish his physiotherapy degree. He made the Senior A LM1X final in the 2018 mini-World Championships in Lucerne. If you saw the video, you will have seen how absolutely delighted he was with his medal, and he should have been. It’s a tribute to him, and to Matt’s coaching. READ MORE

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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 Rogers (second left) Last weekend's regattas Here are the results from the Reindeer Regatta and the NSW Sprints Regatta.  Well done everyone! I went to SIRC to watch some of the races on Saturday. There was a great feeling around the MRC trailers with many different age groups represented.  As well, Judith [...]

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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 Sean Murphy with his single on his own car to the Rowing Australia Senior A Trials held at Penrith.  I said: "...enjoy the experience and learn". Our target was the U23 team...Sean left with the words,"...this will be like a rowing holiday....awesome" I am pleased to inform you that, after one week of [...]

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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 misses and boat availability arise, let’s cut each other some slack. Results from last weekend Last weekend was an excellent one for the club at the Riverview Gold Cup, despite the rough conditions. As I reported on Sunday each of our three eights (women’s D and men’s D and G) won well. See [...]

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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 dwear@dwear.com.au? Taree regatta this weekend A large contingent of younger members from Linda’s squad and also masters are heading to the Taree regatta this weekend.  Good luck to everyone! The following quads/fours/doubles/pairs are on trailers and not available till Monday morning.  They should have, by now, been booked in the SNB system to indicate this. 2x /- Zouba Campbell Hardcastle Garratt [...]

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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 much preferred having just one or two coaches over the term. Sally Maspero and Stephen Morton have kindly agreed to be the RFF coaches this term. The committee is looking at a longer-term RFF solution, starting in Term 1 of 2017. LTR substitute coaches We have a full complement of LTR coaches though, [...]

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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 learntorow@mosmanrowing.com. Private function in gym this Saturday afternoon Please note that the gym has been booked for a private function this Saturday (tomorrow/Oct. 8) between 12 noon and 6pm and will therefore be off-limits. Noise complaint this morning A resident between the Bluff and the green pole has complained to the club about [...]

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Captain’s Blog 7 October 2016

Pontoon, Learn to Row coaches, Gym closure, Ted Bromley, Appalling Wombat Learn to Row coaches for term 4 We are still short LTR coaches for the upcoming term. If you are prepared to help please email Suzanne Hartley at learntorow@mosmanrowing.com. This program raises essential money for the club and, I can assure you, is very rewarding for the coaches, particularly in term 4 when the days are getting longer and warmer. Private function in gym this Saturday afternoon Please note that the gym has been booked for a private function this Saturday (tomorrow/Oct. 8) between 12 noon and 6pm and will therefore be off-limits. Ted Bromley Most members would be know that Ted Bromley is a famous life member of our club. One of our heavyweight fours is [...]

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Captain’s Blog 29 September 2016

Daylight saving, Rowing NSW Life Memberships, LTR coaches needed, Missing equipment, Navigation, RNSW membership Daylight Saving starts on Saturday night On Saturday sunrise will be at 5.32am but on Sunday it will be at 6.31am. As you know, lights are compulsory before sunrise so please remember to bring and use them. Rowing NSW Life Memberships Congratulations to Mosman Rowing Club stalwarts, Nick Garratt and Terry O’Hanlon, who were granted life membership of Rowing NSW at that organisation’s AGM on Wednesday evening. Their sterling and lengthy service to rowing in New South Wales certainly justifies this significant honour. Learn to Row coaches needed Our LTR and RFF programs earn the club much-needed revenue. We need coaches for Term 4 which starts on Saturday, October 15 and runs for eight [...]

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Captain’s Blog 5 August 2016

Trivia Night, Rio Regatta, a great book, missing lights Trivia Night This Saturday’s Trivia Night is now a sell-out at 120 tickets.  Congratulations to the organising committee and thank you to everyone who bought tickets or made a donation.  A report of the event will follow next week. Olympic Games If you stay up till 2am on Saturday night/Sunday morning you will get to see all the Australian rowers race their heats other than the men’s coxless four (Sunday night) and women’s eight (Monday night).  I have attached a more user-friendly race schedule than the one I sent last week.  It’s been prepared by Rowing Victoria. Gen Horton races at 12.20am (Sunday morning) Aisyah Gala (of Singapore) who trained out of MRC races at 11.00pm Here is the official [...]

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