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Swiftsure Regatta 2015 – Saturday 28 November

posted Oct 27, 2015, 3:10 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 3:11 AM ]
Hans Sipsma writes:

'Yes, it’s that time of year again. One of the opportunities to engage in a bit of not too serious rowing racing and fun on the water.

Once again the format has changed; it seems to happen every year. The school races will be held in the morning with a whole series of races and activities, then a lunch break and the big kids get to play. David Budd is organising the morning and Karen Corbin and a team of WOW ladies are organising the afternoon with a little help from me. 

At this point we are advising you to think about forming skiff teams to participate. Because we have only a few hours to cram in the skiff races plus other events such as Swiftsure and Big Boats challenge, Fun races and of course the Rat Race [“anything that floats” races around Rat Island] we need to limit the teams to only mixed crews. That means that we have to make a rule of a MAXIMUM of 2 men per team to make it fair. Since there are more women than men rowing, the men will be much in demand, lucky us!? 

A week before the Regatta we need to know how many teams there are to make up a schedule of races. We are hoping that Cygnet and Taroona will bring their skiffs and teams but teams can be formed by anyone interested in rowing a skiff, even if they have not done so before. It is very much a fun Regatta. 

We also need volunteers to do all the other jobs associated with running a Regatta; Marshals to call and direct crews, timekeepers for the races, safety boat crew, servers of food and drink and pre Regatta preparations staff. 

Do contact myself, Karen Corbin or Richard Forster the LBT secretary (sec@lbt.org.au) if you have any questions or ideas to discuss;  

Hans; hanssipsma@hotmail.com Tel. 0448050337' 

Pictured below, one of the 'fun events' from last year's regatta.