The Winnipeg Rowing Club held its first Alumni Row this past Sunday, September 14th. The Captain of Crews was Andrew Lamont who assigned crews to boats. He had 15 alumni out on the water in 3 quads, a double and single in the blink of an eye. By 8am the sun had risen and it was gorgeous morning with a little mist on the water. Once on the water many alumni could not resist doing power 10’s, 20’s and even racing starts! This was pretty amazing since a few people hadn’t touched an oar in over 10 years! Muscle memory is a marvellous thing. After the row the boats were returned to the boathouse and the new blisters were counted. The crews then celebrated with a big breakfast at the Norwood. What was the question most often heard at breakfast? ‘When can we do this again?’
- The WRC dock is in! 17 singles and 3 doubles were on the water. We’re following all social distancing and approved plans from RCA & Sport MB#WRCdockwatch2019 update: still closed as the Red River continues rising. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for dry weather in spite of tomorrow’s forecast 🤞Needless to say, the WRC dock is closed until further notice! We’ll be meeting at the club tomorrow (Friday, September 27th) at 5:30 pm to fish the rest of the dock out... bring hip waders #rainraingoawayIs anyone else still recovering from the Head of the Red?! Many thanks to the organizers, volunteers, officials, athletes, and the cheering section at the finish for making this event a success. The countdown to next year is on!What a perfect day on the Red for the Community Rowing Challenge Championship Regatta! Congratulations to all of the athletes and many thanks to all of the volunteers, coaches, and officials that make this annual event happen!Woohoooo! Our boathouse is getting a facelift!