Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community

URGENT–ALL TO READ CAREFULLY!!! SATURDAY AM PLAN

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ROW AT 6AM
4+: (Boat TBA)(Cox) Shayda, (S) Charlotte, (3) Ciara, (2) Maura, (B) Kate B
4+: (MILLER) (Cox) Molly, (S) Becca, (3) Maddy, (2) Sequoia, (B) Fiora
2X: (CHERWINSKI) (S) Alex, (B) Ethan

DE-RIGGING AND LOADING AT 10AM
BRING YOUR TWO 7/16THS WRENCHES TOMORROW! A roll of electrical tape will come in VERY handy as well! If you don’t have any, buy them. Boat loading is not until 10AM. We need all hands on deck for this because there are many tasks to be done. It may be possible to de-rig and load a boat after the morning practice, HOWEVER this needs to be cleared with Jake and one of the coaches first. A small group will row at 6AM (NOT 5:10AM). Following this row, you can go away for two hours and come back for de-rigging and loading at 10am.
De-rigging and loading (same as unloading and rigging), is a CLUB event! If you see people needing help, help them. It is NOT a “I’m rowing, or I rowed this boat so I’m only going to de-rig and load my boat” event. If I tell you to de-rig and load a boat that we aren’t rowing, it’s because I want the proceedings to move quicker and not be standing around waiting for three hours.

Do not leave for someone else, a job that can be done by you.

I’m pairing each novice up with an experienced rower. It is the sole job of the experienced rowers to help the novices and show them what to do.
VIC/SEQUOIA
SUSAN/SERENA
KAT/FIORA/MOLLY
ERIN/CHARLOTTE
MEEGAN/CIARA
SADIE/MAURA
BECCA/BEN
MADDY/GILLIAN
KATIE MAC/ELLA
ALEX/ETHAN
KENZIE/SHAYDA

JOBS NEEDING TO BE DONE
–Coaches will tell you what boats need to be de-rigged and loaded;
–loosen the bolts on the riggers, then once loose, use your hands to spin them off. Lift the rigger off and MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH SEAT IT CAME OFF! Seniors, please bring a black sharpie and put the seat number somewhere on the rigger–I can show you the best place. This will make rigging a lot easier. Bolts, nuts and washers go back on the boat IN THE HOLES THEY CAME FROM! Do not forget this, as it can be very difficult to tell where they go back on. Seniors, please point this out to your juniors!!!
–riggers are then taped together two at a time with electrical tape–make sure there are markings saying which boat they came from. If not, find me and tell me.
–seats need to be bungee corded in, otherwise they can fly off on the QEW and hit/fall onto boats below. You will then carry your de-rigged boat to the trailer and wait patiently.
–I will be at the trailer showing you how to tie straps. Do not hang off the straps or reef on them—this can crack the hull. But tie them as tightly as possible. Get a coach or Jake to check before walking away.
–all oars associated with your boat MUST BE PUT ON THE TRAILER! Oars go on when the top two racks have been loaded, in the front of the trailer.
–sweep riggers go in the rear of the trailer. sculling riggers go in the bed of the truck. It is a HUGE trailer load–please pack as neatly and efficiently as possible.

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