NAROOMA Surf Club's boaties competed again over the weekend, entering two men’s veteran boat crews, this time travelling to Sydney for the Rooster's River Run on the Georges River.
The 12km flat water race was challenging, with the tide low and starting to rise in hot conditions.
There were 36 boats across seven divisions. The boats were released in one minute waves by division, both of the Narooma crews finishing strong, placing first and third place, being separated by Tathra. T
he boys rowed extremely well, completing the race in just over an hour and 10 minutes which was just three minutes slower than the Bulli A crew, the outright winners of the day.
It is a great achievement for the boys who have been in training for some time now.
The crewmen are a mix of rowers, some of whom have been rowing and competing for the club over the last few years, some who have made a comeback to rowing after a 10 year or more break, a rookie rower from Texas USA and a rower turned sweep.
The next event that the crew now look toward is the George Bass Marathon, seven consecutive days rowing an average of 30km per day, beginning at Batemans Bay on December 29, travelling down the coast to Eden.
Sandgrit – Narooma Surf Lifesaving Club news
Registration Day Big Success
THE Registration Day was a great success, thank you to all those who assisted. Over 50 new members signed up to the club so it looks like another great season ahead. For anyone who didn't make it, you can sign up at the Nippers Pool Swim, on the beach when Nippers starts or on Requal Day for all patrolling members.
Friday night raffles at O’Brien’s Hotel
This Friday marks the seven year anniversary of the Friday fundraising raffles at O'Brien's Hotel. Thank you to Paul and Ange O'Brien for your support of the club, as well as Rapley's Midtown Meats and the 'Raffle Crew' who regularly turn up to host the weekly event. Why not come down and try your luck this Friday, tickets go on sale at 6pm.
Requal Day announced
All award members should attend this season's Requalification Day at the club on Sunday, November 17, the week before patrols begin. IRB Drivers and crew start their requal at 9am and the Run-Swim-Run Bronze requal begins at 10am. The opportunity to register will be available to anyone that hasn't already done so.
Moruya Fun Run
The 2013 Moruya Town to Surf Fun Run is on Sunday, October 27. The re-introduction of the event in 2012 was a great success and was well supported by locals with categories for ages, pram pushers and fancy dress. If you would like more information or to register online, visit www.moruyasurf.org.au/index.php/moruya-fun-run
Bronze Medallion course
Are you interested in completing your Bronze Medallion or becoming an active Lifesaver? We have a course starting up on October 28 from 6pm to 8pm. Please contact Steve Dobson phone 0429 907 822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Boaties sports trivia night fundraiser
The budgie smugglers are hosting a not-to-be-missed sports trivia night, which will be highly entertaining, include plenty of ‘local’ trivia knowledge and a spit roast to boot. Get your table of eight together quickly as there has been plenty of interest and looks like it will be booked out soon.
The George Bass Boaties and Ski Paddler are putting on a fun night which will have you bidding for them as your phone-a-friend, side challenge games, raffles, picture guessing competitions and much more! Bring your piggy bank with gold coins and small denominations to join in the merriment!
$35 ticket ($280 per table) Payments need to be received by November 8 so we can organise seating and catering. Payments can be made by cash or cheque. Ticket price includes spit roast dinner and entertainment. Beverages will be available to purchase at the bar. Thank you for your support!
All enquiries, from sponsorship and prize donations to table bookings, please contact Fleur Constable on 0418 768 193.