Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community


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YARD SALE & THE LOVE OF A MOTHER!!

Liv’s Mom, Marie, hosted a yard sale on Sunday with all proceeds going to Westdale Rowing. I’m VERY happy to announce that a total of $500 was raised!!!!!! Well done, Marie…and many thanks from us! I wasn’t able to be there, but I understand the effort of those who were was fantastic and the engagement with the community was amazing. As our athletes have done at Fortino’s, it is due to their enthusiasm in talking to people that we’ve done so well at our fundraisers! Well done!

There is nothing like the love of a mother. And when it comes to seeing your son dye his hair green, well….Mrs. Roche has stepped forward to help ensure it would happen! I’m again VERY happy to announce that Mike’s Mom has donated $500 to the cause of seeing her son with green locks! Many thanks!

The amounts from the yard sale and Mike’s Mom, as well as Ali Gage’s generous donation from the weekend, will be put DIRECTLY towards the purchase of our new rowing shells. Doing this, I believe, will allow us to pay off the boats sooner than anticipated, which is FANTASTIC news humbly and greatly appreciated by ALL of us!


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MAJOR Donation from Alessandra Gage to Westdale Rowing!

As you all know, a VERY generous donation of $4000 by Alessandra Gage, one of our former athletes and coaches, has put us over the top of our goal to raise $15,000 in fundraising…..meaning Coach Mike will be dying his hair GREEN for CSSRA!!!!!

Ali requested that I read the letter from her this morning, a copy of which I’ve attached below. I echo Ali’s words and know exactly of the passion she speaks.

Ali letter


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UPDATE ON TIME

645 arrival time, please. No new boats being raced due to boat christening. Astra to be rowed over instead of Wolter. Allocations below:

8am: SW4x: Astra (use Wolter sculls)

8:10: JM2x: Justice

8:20: JW1X: Monaco

8:40: Jr and Sr Women 63kg 4+: Stank (Ella) with Csima oars and Miller (Maura) with Miller oars

8:50: JM4x: Astra

9am: SW2x: Justice

9:10: Sw638+: Griffiths

9:40: JM72kg4+: Miller with Miller oars

9:50: JW4x: Bailey

10:10: SW4+: Miller

10:20: JW2x: Trojan (Liv)

Justice (Serena)

Cherwinski (Maddy D)

10:40: SW 59kg 4x: Bailey

10:50: JM1x: Monaco (Liam)

High Maintenance (Owen)

11:20: Mixed 8+: Griffiths


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SATURDAY MORNING

If anybody has offered to volunteer, Greg will meet with those folks at 6:30. Rowers should be there at 7am to help put ALL coach boats together and row the shells over to the beach. The following rowers/crews will row the following shells

Wolter: Liv, Maggie, Maddie T, Celina

Propeller Club: Owen, Max

Monaco: Owen (who will run back from the beach and take the Monaco over)

Griffiths: Liam, Alex, Ethan, Geon, Meegan, Sequoia, Maddy B, Becca, Molly (guys in bow four)

Bow four guys will run back from the beach and row the Miller over with Ella after helping Owen launch the Monaco (blue and yellow single)

Meegan, Becca and Maddy will run back from the beach and row the Stank over with Maura and Fiora

Justice: Charlotte, Serena

Cherwinski: Maddy/Ryann

Bailey: Kate, Alia, Zaiga, Caroline

No changes to this, please.


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CITY CHAMPS!

Here is the lineups for Cities on Saturday. Races are about 1000 metres. There will also be a day sheet sent later. It is a more relaxed, fun regatta…but we still want to see you race hard. This is your warmup regatta for CSSRA! I will put out a day sheet later today with the boat allocations on it. I’ve taken out the ‘Meeting Times’, because the day is too condensed. And as always, we prefer to watch you race and to provide feedback on that. Ratings should be elevated from what they usually are during a 2000 metre race….but MAINTAIN CONTROL!

CREWS AND RACE TIMES

8AM: SW4X: Meegan, Alia, Zaiga, Fiora
8:10: JM2X: Owen, Max
8:20: SW1X: Serena
8:40: SW634+: Celina, Becca, Maddy B, Sequoia, Ella
8:40: JW634+: Liv, Maddy T, Ryann, Maddy D, Maura
8:50: JM4X: Ethan, Max, Alex, Geon
9:00: SW2X: Meegan, Fiora
9:10: SW638+: Kate, Charlotte, Celina, Caroline, Maggie, Sequoia, Maddy B, Becca, Ella
9:40: JM724+: Liam, Alex, Ethan, Geon, Molly
9:50: JW4X: Liv, Maddy T, Charlotte, Serena
10:10: SW4+: Meegan, Fiora, Maddy B, Becca, Maura
10:10: JW2X#1: Liv, Maggie
10:10: JW2X#2: Serena, Sequoia
10:10: JW2X#3: Maddy D, Ryann
10:40: SW594X: Kate, Alia, Zaiga, Caroline
10:50: JM1X: Liam
10:50: JM1x: Owen
11:10: ALUMNI 2X#1: (don’t know the names!)
11;10: ALUMNI 2X#2: Kieran R-D, Lucas
11:20: MIXED 8+: Liam, Alex, Ethan, Geon, Meegan, Sequoia, Maddy B, Becca, Molly

Here are the rules of the regatta.

Rules of Racing – Hamilton City Championships
Start and Finish
The start is a floating start aligned by the start official. Starts will be signaled as “Attention” followed by a pause with a length from 1 to 8 seconds then the sound of a horn or whistle. In the event the signalling device is damaged or lost the start will be signaled as “Attention” followed by a pause with a length from 1 to 8 seconds then “Row”.
In the event of bad weather, significant delays or judgement of the start official there may be a quick start. In the event of a quick start the starter will announce “This race will be a quick start.” Followed by “Attention, Row!” In the event of a quick start boats may not be perfectly aligned and hands will not be recognized.
The finish will be marked with a buoy. Finishing the race will be signaled by the sound of a horn or whistle. In the event the signalling device is lost or damaged the finish will not be signaled. All crews should race fully past the finish buoy before stopping.
Damaged equipment
There is no 100m rule at this event. All crews are responsible for verifying their equipment is in condition to race prior to launching.
Steering and Race Course
With a floating start and lightly buoyed race course the ability of each crew to steer straight is important. In any event that two or more crews are impeding on each other’s water, the fastest moving crew has right of way. The other crew(s) must adjust course or let it run until the course is clear.
Objections and Protests
Objections are not recognized at the city championships. Without objections there will be no opportunity for protests.
Medals
A gold medal is awarded to each winner of their event. In rare cases where two events are run in the same flight a medal will be awarded to the top finish of both events. For example if there are 2 lightweight doubles and 3 open doubles in the same age and gender category gold medals will be earned by the top ranking lightweight double and the top ranking open double.
Entry Shifts Regarding Weight and Age classes
Events will not be run when there is a single entry in any given weight or age class for a particular boat class. The weight class, age class or both may be increased to the next tier to find a race for the entered crew. Medals will be awarded as though the class-shifted crew was originally entered in their new event.
Entries with nobody to race
If entries are submitted as the lone entry in any given event and the entry is unable to be shifted up weight or age classes to find opponents the entry may be put into a hybrid event. Hybrid events will only be created when similar boat classes are lacking events. For example a single entry in the Jr Women’s 8+ and a single entry in the Jr Women’s 4x may be combined to become a hybrid event. No advantage will be given to the smaller boat. Medals and points will be awarded the same as any other event.
Points awarded by rank
Winner: 5 points
2nd: 4 points
3rd: 3 points
4th: 2 points
5th: 1 point
6th-8th: 0 points
Rules for earning points
Each school only receives points for one entry per event. The school is awarded points for their highest ranking finish. Multiple entries with high ranking finishes can reduce the points earned by opposing schools.
Points Example
For example in the Sr W Lwt 2x event Ancaster has two entries and Westdale has one. If Ancaster ranks first and second the points work as follows:
1st – Ancaster – 5 points
2nd – Ancaster – points already received
3rd – Westdale – 3 points
Goal of the points system
A school with multiple entries cannot gain extra points, but can reduce the number of points other schools earn. This favours team depth, but allows small teams to earn the overall banner if they have a very strong year and place first and second in many races.

Map of the venue

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WESTDALE ROWING YARD SALE/CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS/MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Marie Barry (Liv’s Mom) is hosting a Yard Sale on Sunday, May 27 (the day after Cities!), with proceeds generously being donated to Westdale rowing! Address is on Uplands (not sure exact number, but it’s a short street!) Go north on Longwood almost to the hill leading to Princess Point, turn left on Franklin, and Uplands is the second right. Items generously accepted, so if there’s anything you’re thinking of giving away that’s in working order and could sell, we will accept it! I will let you know start time, but Marie tells me it will NOT be starting at 5:10AM!!

I don’t have the City Champs draw yet, but you’re scheduled in your CSSRA boats, plus a few others we’ve added. I BELIEVE the start time is 8am. Races are about 1000 metres long from the slip outbound. Boats will be launched from the beach in the little bay beside the slip. There’s no de-rigging/loading–we will row boats there on Saturday morning. I will post draw as soon as I know it.

After the regatta, there will be a BBQ and we will christen the new boats.

Following the christening, there will be a MAJOR Westdale Rowing announcement.