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Welcome to the inaugural Head of the Swan regatta! We recommend you take the "view this email in your browser" option, because it looks much better that way, and we worked really hard on this email.
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We need Wonderful, Westies Peeps...NOW!

For many of you, we are sure the State Champs this weekend - and the after party is what is on your mind... and that's fair cop...

But for the club, there is something that, to be truthful - thats just as big - if not BIGGER.

Something that will have a big input into our ongoing Deck rebuilding efforts.

The Head of the Swan regatta on Sunday, October 18, has teams starting training NEXT WEEK.

We need coaches, deck controllers during this block of training. Please HELP your club. :-)

It will run for 5 weeks, until the HOTS regatta date.

There will be a Coaches briefing at the club 6pm, NEXT MONDAY. Its not about training the next Kiwi Pair, its about the basics we cover with the crews that participate.

We have around 8 crews so far, so it shouldn't be too unwieldy. Maybe a session or two per week for each coach is all it should take.

Tomorrow, Kate HollandColleen Mihlon and I will be checking the bookings we have and we will be asking you all to fill in which dates YOU are available - online.

Keep an eye on our WA Rowing Club Facebook Group for info - or email us.

Remember a successful HOTS = Contributing to building our new Deck!

KEY DATES:

  • 6PM NEXT MONDAY (SEP 14) - Coaches Briefing Session.
  • 6PM NEXT TUESDAY (SEP 15) -  Orientation Evening for Crews
  • NEXT WEDNESDAY (SEP 16) - Training Starts (TBC).
  • SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 - Head of the Swan Regatta.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:

COACHES
Minimum Experience: 1 year rowing, able to speak... and smile.
Minimum commitment: One or more mornings per week for five weeks. Sitting in the coxswain seat and teaching the absolute basics of rowing. Staying dry optional - but preferable.

DECK CONTROLLERS
Minimum Experience: Skippers ticket. This role involves being the emergency rescue boat in the event of poor weather, managing launching and landing of crews, and is also the backup coach in the unlikely event of absence.
Minimum commitment: One or more mornings per week for five weeks managing crews to launch and land from the WARC deck, ensuring at least one speedboat is on the water and functioning in case of emergency, and supervision from the deck or on the water of crews.

If you can help - please contact Dean Neal on Facebook, Smoke Signal (not really) or via hots@warowingclub.org.

PLEASE NOTE (From the Captain):
Anybody not involved in helping with Head of the Swan, will not have access to row over Summer (national athletes excluded).

Thanks - Dean.

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