Westdale Rowing Community

Information for the Westdale Rowing Community

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De-rigging and loading will take place starting at 8am. The SW2- and JW4X will take it out for a quick spin into Macassa Bay and then come back. (4x, do not launch until we’ve made an adjustment on the feet). All others will de-rig and load the following boats:
BAILEY + sculls (SW4X, JW59KG4X to de-rig/load)
ASTRA + sculls (JM4X/4+ to de-rig/load)
WOLTER (SW2X, SW63KG2X to de-rig/load)) + sculls (after it’s brief row)–to be de-rigged by seniors only. Only loosen end with ring on it. If unsure, ASK)
MILLER (JW634+, JW634KG4+ to de-rig/load)+ (CROKER OARS–SEE CRAIG/TOM))
CHERWINSKI (JM2X, JW2X to de-rig/load) + sculls
JUSTICE (SW2-, SW2X t de-rig/load) + sculls/oars (remember sculling riggers as well)
PROPELLER CLUB (SW63KG2X to de-rig/load) + sculls (already de-rigged)

–All backstays to be taped down;
–All nuts and bolts to be re-attached to riggers;
–All seats to be bungeed or removed if no bungee;
–All footgear and ANY loose bolts/nuts/wingnuts to be tightened and secured.
–All oars and sculls to be loaded.

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1. Entries will be going in today or tomorrow, for the Welland regatta. If you aren’t able to make it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW NOW! FYI, making adjustments post entry for even one person who misses can cost up to $120 in scratch fees and name changes, not to mention a LOT of frustration for coaches.

2. You will need school ID for Welland. If you’ve lost yours or don’t have it, please get on it now and get a replacement.

3. Parents may want to bring bikes to Welland. You are able to bike along the entire course from start to finish.

4. For Mothers Day, we will be wearing our Westdale unisuits for this regatta. Please make sure you pack or wear yours. Bring ID as well…if you don’t have school ID, a drivers licence or other will suffice for the Mothers Day regatta.

5. Looks like the parents tent is shaping up to be a fun place to be on Sunday!!! A reminder to eat and snack sensibly as you approach race time. That, plus hydration, sunscreen and staying off your feet are key elements to you having a successful day on the water.

6. A reminder that this will be a LONG day. We are expecting that trailer unloading and rigging will happen post regatta (likely nearing 7PM before the trailer returns to Leander).

7. One request from the coaches: please don’t ask us about missing trailer unloading back in Hamilton. We know it’s Mothers Day and it puts us in an awkward position. Unless you didn’t race, are recovering from surgery, or both, you should be there!