THE Shoalhaven Rowing Club had a successful regatta weekend at the ACT Championships on March 4.
The championships were held at the scenic Yarralumla course on Lake Burley Griffin.
Sam Orr recorded the second fastest time of the weekend in a double with a young member of the Shellharbour club against a strong Sydney schoolboys.
Orr continued his rapid climb through the rowing ranks, while all other competitors also returned with medals.
The club’s learn to row course is in its final week this weekend, with 100 per cent attendance so far.
Several experienced rowers have arrived from other clubs after they sensibly moved to the Shoalhaven to row on one of the two best rowing rivers in the state.
The next learn to row course starts on May 18. Details are on the Shoalhaven Rowing Club website.
The club has also benefitted from a grant from the Veola Mulwaree Trust, which contributed $1000 towards a new outboard motor for one of the club tinnies.
The four-stroke engine will mean that club coaches do not have to give themselves voice strain shouting over our former two-stroke engine.
The club will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a dinner at Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Sports Club on April 5. All rowers and friends of rowing, past and present, are invited.