Welcome Back Rowers! After over 6 months off the water and a wet and cold May, UPCRC rowers are back launching at Founders Landing! I’d like to update all returning rowers on some important Club dates and what’s new. First, within the next couple weeks, you will be receiving an email notice to go online and sign your US Rowing waiver. This is a requirement even though you have already signed a paper waiver. If you have difficulty navigating the US Rowing website, please let a board member know and we can help. Secondly, we will NOT be hosting safety launch or cox clinics this year. If you would like to learn one or both of these important skills, please contact myself or any other board member and we will set up instruction. These positions are critical to our ability to have rows go out. We can never have too many that are trained to launch or cox. If you have launch experience, per club policy you need to be checked out prior to launching solo. Please contact me to set up a time to do this. Learn To Row is officially underway….please welcome our newest class of novice rowers. They are enthusiastic and picking up skills quickly!
Important Dates…..We will be hosting a welcome picnic at Mattson Park in Lower Harbor on Sunday, July 9th. A poll will be available to sign up. All new and returning rowers and family members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, July 4th we are once again helping out the Exchange Club in the beer and token tents. The Exchange Club has been very good to us over the years and this is our way of giving back. More information and a link to sign up for this fun event will be available soon!
Sunday, September 17th we are once again hosting the Iron Oars Regatta on Teal Lake. This race is always a lot of fun and a great way to begin winding down out on water season.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of your UPCRC Board Members. I am looking forward to spending time on the water with all of you this summer!
Debi Cook President, UPCRC
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