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					TATTERSALL'S ROWING CLUB

2006 Membership Booklet
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................................................................................................... 2 WELCOME FROM THE COMMITTEE ......................................................................................................... 3 ABOUT TATTERSALL’S ROWING CLUB .................................................................................................... 4 FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ..................................................................................................... 5 CLUB CONTACTS .............................................................................................................................................. 5 FEES STRUCTURE ............................................................................................................................................ 6 HOW TO BOOK A SESSION ............................................................................................................................ 7 COACHING.......................................................................................................................................................... 7 COMMUNICATIONS ......................................................................................................................................... 7 SOCIAL EVENTS ................................................................................................................................................ 8 ROWING ATTIRE .............................................................................................................................................. 8 ROWING BOATS AND FACILITIES .............................................................................................................. 9 INTERESTING ROWING LINKS..................................................................................................................... 9 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ................................................................................................................................ 10 GUIDE TO BOATS ............................................................................................................................................ 10 ROWING TERMS ............................................................................................................................................. 12 CLUB & RIVER RULES................................................................................................................................... 13

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Welcome from the Committee
The Committee of the Tattersalls Rowing Club (“TRC”) welcomes you as a rower. TRC was established by the consent and authority of the Tattersall‟s Club, Brisbane (http://www.tattersallsclub.com ). The objective of TRC is to provide a fun way for members of the Tattersall‟s Club, Brisbane and their partners, guests and children to exercise and build friendships through what is one of the world's best water sport activities, rowing. The TRC is registered as a rowing club with Queensland Rowing Inc and its members are permitted to row in official regatta and competitions in the Club‟s colours and subject to the conditions from time to time prescribed by Rowing Queensland Inc. The Club intends to introduce participants to rowing at all levels - beginners, intermediate, senior and from leisure rowing to competition level. The Club is indebted to the University of Queensland Boat Club (www.uqbc.org.au) for allowing the Club to have access to their large fleet of rowing boats, trailers, motor boats and boatshed located on the Brisbane River at St Lucia. For your own safety, courtesy to others using the facilities of UQBC and full enjoyment, the Committee expects that you will comply with the various Rules and Policies of the Club and any directions of the Head Coach of UQBC, Mr Joe Rodriguez. The Committee hopes that you will enjoy rowing with the Club and discover the benefits of rowing with a Club that strives to deliver upon its motto, “Friendship is Life”.

Michael Sparksman President Tattersall‟s Rowing Club

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About Tattersall’s Rowing Club
„Tattersall‟s Rowing Club‟ (TRC) was established as a subsidiary club of Tattersall‟s Club Brisbane in 2002. The objective of TRC is to provide a fun way for Tattersall‟s Club Members and their partners, guests and children to exercise and build friendships through what is one of the world‟s best water sport activities, rowing. A warm welcome to join TRC is extended to people interested in rowing and having fun, regardless of their rowing experience. However, it should be noted that children must be over 13 years of age before they are able to participate. TRC is open to members of all levels and competencies and provides facilities for all interested people ranging from beginners to advanced and elite rowers. To cater for the varying groups of rowers, the opportunities available to TRC Members include:      Learn to Row sessions Coached rowing and training Leisure rowing Corporate rowing and regattas Local, State and National regattas.

TRC rows out of the University of Queensland Boat Club Eric Freedman Boat Shed (Building 30) Sir William Macgregor Drive St Lucia. At the University of Queensland boat shed, there is a superb fleet of boats and equipment available for Members‟ use and you are invited to book a session and experience rowing from this picturesque location. The Days and Times of Availability of the Boats Allocated to Tattersall‟s Rowing Club is Listed on the Club notice board located at the Back of the shed on the Notice Boards. There are also a number of corporate and other rowing regattas on the rivers and lakes around Brisbane that provide excellent experiences for leisure rowers through to the more serious competitor.

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From the Program Coordinator
As the Program Coordinator at TRC, I would like to welcome you to the Club and hope that you enjoy the friendship, fun and fitness that TRC encourages and promotes. TRC is a newly established club, and therefore I would welcome any suggestions or concerns that you have in relation to your experiences rowing at TRC. You may be new to the sport and want an explanation of the unfamiliar terms, have rowing news which you would like to share with other members or have queries regarding session times. Learn to Row sessions are currently being run as part of a UQ Sport Program, where by new Rowers go through the 3 Week program with UQ Sport and then come back to the Club for further Rowing Sessions and Coaching. By arrangement through me (the Coordinator of TRC) training and coaching sessions are also arranged at other times and days of the week. If that is attractive then we may be able to arrange other times and I invite you to contact me if that suits you to do so. I look forward to seeing you on the water, Adi Pollock Coordinator Tattersall‟s Rowing Club

Club Contacts
Current Committee Members President Captain of Boats Treasurer Communications Officer Committee Mr Michael Sparksman Mr Greg Clarke Mr Mark Pollock Mr Simon McKnight Mr John McCafferty Mr Russell Dean Mr Hardy Cubasch Mr Colin O‟Brien Mr Rick Green Mr David O‟Brien

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To Contact the Organisers 0407 128 100 (M) apollock@broadpollock.com.au 0418 731 824 (M) 0418 787 864 (M) gclarke@bne.mcgees.com.au m.sparksman@clarkekann.com.au TRC New Member Information Booklet

Fees Structure
In the 2006 Rowing Season we have introduced a new membership and fee structure to accommodate all our rowers. 2006 Membership Types
Please note all of these membership options include insurance and registration as a competitive rower with Queensland Rowing Incorporated. Type 1 - Tattersalls Club Member Annual Rowing Club Membership Type 2 - Guest Member Annual Rowing Club Membership Type 3 - Guest Member Student Annual Rowing Club Membership Type 4 -Tattersalls Rowing Club Social Membership $280 $500 $400 $140

Explanation of Membership Options:
Type 1 This Option is for Tattersall‟s Club Members. Each Rower within this category pays an Annual Fee and can row as many sessions as they wish during the year. This option is also available to Partners and Children of Tattersall‟s Club Members. This Option is for Non-Tattersall‟s Club Members. Each Rower pays an annual fee and can row as many sessions as they wish during the year. This Option is For Non-Terrace rowing University and High School Students. Each Rower within this category pays the annual fee and can row as many sessions as they wish during the year. This Option is for those rowers who do not wish to commit to an annual membership and would prefer to pay a yearly membership fee, paying for their rowing sessions as they attend. An invoice will be issued at the end of each month for the number of sessions you attended and would be due and payable 14 days from the end of month. The sessions fees payable for this option are as follows;       Tattersall‟s Club Members Tattersall‟s Club Members Partner Tattersall‟s Club Members Children Guest Members Guest Member Students Terrace Rowing Students & Coaches $6 $7 $7 $12 $8 $6

Type 2 Type 3

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How to Book a Session
To book a session call the Program or Club Co-ordinators. Session fees are payable via Tattersalls Rowing Club membership accounts rendered monthly. You are required to settle your account in full within 14 days of receipt. For your own safety and the recording of your sessions you are required to record your name and the time of commencement and completion of each rowing session on the registration pages at the shed or (otherwise on the whiteboard at the shed) for rowing session session.

Coaching
If you want coaching during a rowing session, please signify this when you book your session we will endeavour to locate a coach, but the coaches will not be provided to you as an employee or agent of the Club. They may expect some payment for their services and the normal rate is $5 per rower/session with a minimum of $20/hour. Coaches will normally expect to be paid for coaching at the commencement of sessions. If you wish to request a particular coach, that request may also be accommodated. Coaches are not employed by the club, but by the rowers who request coaching. Please respect the coaches generous contribution of time and effort by paying him/her prior to your session. All of TRC‟s coaches are highly experienced, most have or are still competing, coaching, or coxing at an elite level themselves.

Communications
The primary method of communications is via the website (http://www.tattersallsclub.com/rowing.htm ) and email (with the primary contacts and coordinator‟s addresses found on page 5 of this booklet). In addition, a mail box is provided at the Boatshed which serves a number of purposes. It may be used to deposit fees for monthly session charges (once the invoice has been received), nominations for regattas or subscriptions. We welcome any suggestions, concerns or queries that you have regarding rowing or TRC.

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Social Events
The social aspect of rowing is extremely important. Most Sunday morning sessions are followed by coffee and breakfast and we invite you to join us, using the opportunity to meet other members, relax and recover from the morning‟s session! The Committee tries to organize social events such as BBQ‟s, dinners and entertainment to coincide with regattas and meetings - to encourage fun, fitness and friendships. If you would like to join these occasions, do not feel shy - you‟ve very welcome.

Rowing Attire
For all rowers it is vital that you wear a cap, sun screen, sunglasses and socks and bring along a drink bottle, particularly in the warmer months. If you do not yet own a „zoot suit‟ being a type of close fitted apparel designed for rowing and which can be purchased through the Club or via the website (http://www.tattersallsclub.com/rowing.htm ), it is recommended that you wear tight fitting clothes, such as bike pants and a t-shirt or singlet. An excellent option as many rowers will tell you is a short-sleeved „Bonds‟ t-shirt, or for the colder mornings a long-sleeved „Bonds‟ t-shirt. These t-shirts are very practical and inexpensive. The Club Merchandise which we stock at the moment are Zoot Suits, Singlets, Short Sleeved Cool Max Sun Protection Shirts and Caps. As members needs increase so too will the types of Merchandise we carry. The TRC „zoot suit‟ and other TRC clothing and merchandise are available for you to purchase from Adrienne Pollock our club coordinator, call or email her if you wish to look at or purchase Rowing Queensland Inc rules require that club uniforms and colours be worn by all competitors in official regattas.

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Rowing Boats and Facilities
Given the high start-up costs of providing premium quality facilities (such as boats, a Boatshed and maintenance facilities), TRC has arranged access to and use of the superb facilities of the University if Queensland Boat Club on Sir William Macgregor Drive at St Lucia . The allocation of rowing and motor boats to TRC by the school will change from time to time as will be agreed by TRC and UQBC. The list of boats and access times is posted at the Shed on the Pin Board (at the Back of the Shed). The roster of boats must be adhered to by all rowers and coaches of Tatts Rowing Club. This roster will change during the year (see www.tattsrowing.com.au ). The Roster will be on the Notice Board at all times and any changes will be made and notified to Rowers on the Schedule. The Main Days for Tattersall‟s Rowers at this Stage are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Mornings. Wednesday and Friday Mornings Start times is From 5am and Sunday Start Times is 6am. Please note that days and times as well as Boats are subject to change as per emails and the Notice Board. Please keep checking the Notice Board on a weekly basis to see if there are any changes

Interesting Rowing Links
Tattersalls Rowing Club: Rowing Queensland: Rowing Australia: FISA: Terrace Rowing Club Row 2K: Henley on Thames: www.tattsrowing.com.au www.rowingqld.asn.au www.rowingaustralia.com.au www.worldrowing.com Http://www.terracerowing.com www.row2k.com www.hrr.co.uk

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Calendar of Events
See the following web site for other Regatta‟s and Events Not Listed in this calendar; http://www.rowingqld.asn.au/Calendar/RQICalendar.pdf PLEASE NOTE: These are events those which the Members of the Club and the Club Committee present at the AGM on 31st January 2006 have decided are club focused event where the Club and Rowing Coordinators will help organise crews, Boat Loading and all other important regatta features !!!! Rowers are also able to go in other regatta‟s on the calendar but will need to organise their own crews and Transportation of Boats etc should this need to happen.

Tattersall’s Rowing Club Calender of Rowing Events
Saturday 8th April 2006 - Queensland Masters Championships @ Lake Kawana Saturday & Sunday 6th & 7th May 2006 – NRRA Masters Championships @ Grafton Saturday 15th July 200 – RQI Noosa Rowing Club Regatta @ Lake Kawana Saturday 4th November & – Pan Pacific Masters Games @ Hinze Dam Sunday 5th November 2006 Saturday 25th November 2006 – Head of the Yarra - Melbourne

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Guide To Boats

Single Scull: is the smallest of all boats used in rowing. It is used by one athlete, with a pair of sculling blades (oars) (one in each hand). Double Scull: two rowers, each using a pair of sculling blades. Coxless Pair: rowed by a pair of rowers each with a single sweep oar. Coxed Four: four athletes rowing, each with a single sweep oar. A coxswain is on board to steer the boat. Coxed Quad Scull: four athletes on board, each with a pair of sculling blades. A coxswain is on board to steer the boat. Coxless Four: four athletes on board, each with a single sweep oar. No coxswain is on board to steer the boat - the athlete at the stern of the boat steers via a cable connecting the rudder to his footstretcher.

Coxed Eight: is the largest of all boats used in racing. There are eight rowers on board, each with a single sweep oar. A coxswain is also on hand to steer.

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Rowing Terms

Term The Boat: Bow: Bowman: Coxswain: Foot Stretcher: Gunwale: 1, 2, 3, etc:

Definition

Front of the boat. (or Bow) The rower in the bow of the boat. When the boat is coxless (i.e. no coxswain), the bowman issues the commands and steers the boat. The person who steers the boat. He/she either its in the stern or lies in the bow. The device you strap your feet into (pronounced "Gunnel") The top edge of the side of the boat It is common to refer to the rowers by number. The convention is to number from bow to stern so that the bowman is #1, the person behind him/her # 2, etc. You can also address the rowers by pairs or fours, making "Bow Pair" #1 and #2, "Stern Four" #5, 6 ,7 ,and 8. The device that lets the oar pivot on the rigger. Left side looking from stern to bow. The metal extensions protruding from the sides of the boat Another word for the rowing boat. The sliding seat. Right side looking from stern to bow Rear of the boat. The rower who stern-most the boat. He/she is also the one who sets the pace. boat in which the rowers have one oar each.

Gate: Stroke Side: Rigger: Shell: Slide: Bowside: Stern: Stroke: Sweep:

The Stroke Catch: Drive: Finish: Recovery: Feathering: Squaring: The beginning of the stroke where the oar is inserted into the water. The propelling part of the stroke. Where the oar is taken out of the water. The slide forward before the catch. Turning the oar blade horizontally. Turning the oar blade horizontally.

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Club and River Rules
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1. No 1 Rule of Tattersall‟s Rowing Club is to have fun. Anyone who is no longer having fun or is preventing other members from having fun may be invited to leave the club. 2. Rowers should heed the above traffic flow with particular notice paid to the „NO GO ZONE‟. 3. As well, particular attention should be paid to: i) ii) iii) iv) v) All corners William Jolly Bridge (middle span not to be used) Rocks opposite Yeronga Corso Red buoy at Dutton Park. Area where the Green Bridge is being Built Between Dutton Park and UQ St Lucia

4. If you are on the water before sunrise of after sunset, your craft needs to carry a flashing white light that can be seen from 360 degrees and for a minimum distance of 2 nautical miles. 5. If you cannot swim or suffer from a medical condition that may jeopardise your well being in a rowing boat, advise your coach or club captain so that adequate procedures are in place. 6. Care must be taken by crews around all pontoons. 7. When leaving or retiring to a pontoon crews must cross directly across the river. 8. When boating, all „fixing up‟ should be done as close to the bank as practical so passing crews are not obstructed. 9. Crews being overtaken should alert by shouting to the overtaking crews and move aside as soon as practicable to avoid collision. Stationary crews should also be as close to the bank as practical, out of the way of passing crews. Passing crews must move the inside (stroke side) of the slower crew to pass and the slower crew should endeavour to be as close to the bank as practicable. 10. Crews departing or retiring to a pontoon on the incorrect side of the river (due to tidal considerations) should be on the incorrect side of the river for a minimum time and distance, i.e. within 100m of the pontoon. Crews on the incorrect side of the river have no rights and must give way to all traffic, as close to the bank as possible. 11. When changing direction crews are to proceed to the opposite side in the shortest possible route and give way to all traffic. Avoid crossing the river near bends, ie cross only where there is visibility in both directions. 12. Rowers are prohibited from stopping within 60 metres of a designated City Cat Pontoon. At no time are city cat pontoons to be used as markers for any work or race pieces.

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13. Rowers are to give way to City Cats in their third of the river. ie when they are entering or exiting their pontoons. 14. Official competition has right of way during the designated regattas, for the length of the competition course. 15. Offensive language is not acceptable at any time. 16. Once rowers have taken rowing equipment from boat or oar racks, the rower takes responsibility for ownership of equipment till such time as it is returned to its original position. Any incidences or damage which occur are the responsibility of the rower/rowers in possession of the equipment at that time. Any damage or incidences which may occur are to be reported to one of the following club officials Rowing Coordinator, Captain of Boats, Club Coordinator or Club President General wear and tear is also to be reported to the above listed club officials however this type of maintenance is the responsibility of the club.

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