HCRC is Fundraising

Horsham City Rowing Club has teamed up with Horsham Racing Club and shall be providing auxiliary catering at the upcoming Horsham Cup on Friday 31st October, 2014.

They will be serving sausages, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, fresh wraps and rolls, souvlaki and hot dogs along with non alcoholic beverages.  They will be located under the Judge’s box at the event and look forward to serving the punters in attendance.

All funds raised through this venture shall be put towards HCRC’s Boat Fleet Renewal Program.

“With our membership growing steadily, we have been hard pressed with the greater need for racing shells. We are also facing the fact that our current fleet is aging and does not meet the needs of the modern rower,” stated HCRC President Suzanne Bysouth. “We are happy to have the support of Horsham Racing Club.  The opportunity to raise funds for our Boat Fleet Renewal Program will give the Club the capacity to grow our membership and encourage the wider community to experience the sport of rowing, both competitively and recreationally.”


Horsham City Rowing Club

From left to right: Kaitlyn Gebert, Maddy King, Brittney Bates, Lucy Brand, Antoinette Grenfell, Coco Ledgar, Sally Baker, Maggie Winfield and Bree Netherway.

In the meantime, The junior squad is back in training and getting ready to compete at the Dimboola regatta.  It’s great to see their return!

World Rowing Masters Regatta 2014

HCRC Masters members have just returned from the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2014 that was held in Ballarat.  They had been training hard over the winter months in preparation. They didn’t return with any gold, but all in all, felt that it was a good experience. Lake Wendouree is not the easiest course to row on. After being ploughed by the wind and pounded by the white caps, one of our members stated: “I feel conditioned for ocean rowing now!”

Horsham City Rowing Club

The Club also took along one of our old eights for display during the Ceremonial Row by 1956 Olympians: The Donoratico.

Horsham City Rowing Club

The Donoratico was the Italian 8 at the 1956 Melbourne Games. It was the most photographed boat at the event, with many on lookers and admirers.

Horsham City Rowing Club

Two of the 1956 Italian athletes were present at the event.  Mr Campioto (featured in the image above) and Mr Casuar had an emotional reunion with The Don’. You can read their story here. Thanks Bethany Keats for the words.

HCRC members are now readying themselves for the Rowing Victoria regatta circuit.