posted Feb 7, 2015, 4:01 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 7, 2015, 4:06 AM ]
Those rowers who would like to participate in the 250 metre sprints between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Sunday, could you please be at the Waterman’s Dock (opposite the Customs House pub) at 1.45 pm (for those who wished to row early) - but don’t leave us in the lurch for the last half of the programme.  The schedule on Sunday is particularly important as we have Her Excellency the Governor attending from 3.25 to view the rowing and at 4.00 pm to present the award to the fastest crew.

Individuals and teams please do you best to participate as we would like there to be a good show, especially whilst the Governor is there. Individuals do not need to be part of a team or crew, that can be done on the day.

The course will be along the Princes Wharf area near the new IMAS building
Venue for the award: the IMAS building

The event at the Royal Hobart Regatta is due to start at 11.30 am and goes through to 12.30
There will be a series of 250 metre sprints, plus at least one 1 km race.
If you are not assisting in bringing the skiffs around to the Regatta grounds, please be at the Regatta ground foreshore by 11.15 am.
PFD’s: if you have your own, please bring it with you

Protocol re the Governor.
Her full title is: Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania
But you don’t have to worry about that.
Lorrie Harrison and I will be there to speak with Her Excellency and explain about what is going on

· The Governor should be addressed as “Your Excellency” when speaking to her. If engaged in a conversation, “Ma'am” is acceptable after the initial greeting.· The Governor should be referred to, and introduced to others as “Her Excellency the Governor”.