We had a great day on the Harbour on Saturday – super to see our crews out there competing and enjoying the sunshine in conditions – well done everyone!
North Island Secondary Schools Championship:
Crews are off to NISSC later this week. Details are:
Travel up: Thurs 9th Mar - 7am for bus loading, 7.30am departure
Return: Sun 12th Mar after the last race
Girls please remember to bring baking.
The Maadi Cup event runs from Sat 25th Mar to Sun 2nd Apr.
The Great Maadi Swap
Maadi is fast approaching. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the largest school sports event in the southern hemisphere with over 2500 students taking part annually and crowds of up to 10,000 on finals day! While racing is the main purpose of the away event, there will be allocated quiet periods for supervised school study, potentially the opportunity for a crew outing if you have a quiet racing day, a celebration meal on the last night complete with dessert and movie and of course the great Maadi Swap
Saturday finals day sees an impromptu gathering of rowers to swap rowing wear. It just spontaneously grows into this big crowd of haggling and bartering to vie for top swaps. The seniors have come up with a couple of Maadi tee designs that will be available for purchase this week. So, if you want a memento and one to swap, we'll be taking orders before we go to NISSC. We'll put the mock ups on the facebook page or email on Monday or Tuesday.
If you don’t want your rower to swap their core uniform pieces let them know - and consider getting these cheap tees to barter!
Remember to find out from each of your subject teachers if there is work you should be doing over the summer tournament week. As mentioned, there will be allocated quiet periods for supervised school study. Tina will also be at Maadi for the full week if any assessments need to be done over the week.
Big thanks to everyone for their prompt payments throughout the season - it is much appreciated. The end of the 2016/2017 is fast approaching so here are a few "housekeeping" items:
* Wellington regatta fees will be charged out shortly
* Ruamahunga trips will be charged out when all trips have finished for the season
* There are still some coach and equipment levies outstanding - if these could be paid as soon as possible that would be great
* A final rower statement will be sent out when we have Ruamahunga and WRC regatta fees allocated
Remember, please don't hesitate to contact Raewyn if you have any queries or issues regarding payments, as well as if you would like the current balance of your rower statement at any time. Raewyn
SAVE THE DATE
A final get together for all rowers, coaches and families is planned for the week after Maadi to mark the end of the our rowing season. This will be a brief gathering at school, more info to come.
CONSIDER GETTING INVOLVED:
If you think you might be interested in a committee role for next season, now is a good time to start thinking about it! Have a chat to one of the committee members or me if you want to find out more.
Stephanie Clark President of OCRC.