Hale Rowing Newsletter
Hale Rowing Parents Support Group 11 Feb 2010
Volume 2, Issue 4
Festival of Oars – Aquinas Regatta
The season kicked off with The Year 10 and senior
a whole of shed pasta night VIII crews each had a
on Friday night. We had a short and long course
new venue for the pasta race. All VIII crews raced
night at the swimming pool the 1000m short course,
veranda. The year 9 rowers and Year 10 VIII crews
Contents: and the other boys new to raced the 1500m course,
Aquinas Regatta 1 rowing all received their while the senior VIII crews
personal rowing bags. raced the 2000m course.
2010 Regatta Schedule 2
There was plenty of food The Year 10 quads raced
News from the Crews 2 and good conversation on the short 1000m course
the night and the senior quads Breakfast Down at the River
Aquinas Regatta Results 3
raced the 1500m course.
Aquinas Regatta Photos 4 Saturday morning brought
our first regatta for the The season is already
Head of the River History 5 season, Aquinas “Festival looking promising, both
Parent Support Group 6 of Oars”. We had great with the number of rowers
weather, relatively quiet in the shed and the
Rock & Roll Night 7
waters and a warm results. Last year at this
Rowing Website 8 morning. A strong head time, we did not even
Rowing Merchandise 8 wind started to pick up in have a senior quad, and
time for the last three races, now we have two.
but it wasn’t any trouble for Congratulations to the
our senior races. following crews for their
medal honours on the
Thanks to the Parent
Support Group (PSG),
especially Jenny Moynihan 1st Place Medal Year 9 Quad
and Sue Chapman, who put Honours:
Frequently Used Contacts on breakfast down at the
river for the parents, 2nd VIII – 1000m
Master in Charge coaches, and rowers. nd
Justin Forbes 2 Place Medal
0409-889-113 The regatta was broken into Honours:
firstname.lastname@example.org short course races, 1000m
and long course races of 9C Quad – 1000m
Head Coach 1500 and 2000m. Senior Quad –
The Year 9 rowers had their 1500m
email@example.com first experience at racing. rd
3 Place Medal
There were a few nerves
Cygnet Hall Honours:
before the race, but all were
9386-4108 excited to row in their first 9B Quad – 1000m Warming Up Before the Race
Sandy Burt: 0418-917-581 race. Their results did not
firstname.lastname@example.org 9A Quad – 1000m
disappoint either. The Year
9 quads had one of their
best starts to the season in
some time with a number of
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2010 Season Regatta Schedule
Date Regatta Comments
Feb 6 Regatta 1 - Aquinas Canning River
Feb 13 Regatta 2 - Christ Church Canning River
Feb 20 Regatta 3 - Trinity Canning River
Feb 24 Wesley Indoor Regatta Wesley School Quadrangle (Wednesday)
Feb 28 Bye No Regatta - Labour Day Long Weekend
Mar 6 Regatta 4 - Wesley Champion Lakes
Mar 13 Regatta 5 - Scotch Champion Lakes
Mar 20 Regatta 6 - Hale Champion Lakes
Mar 27 Head of the River Champion Lakes
Apr 1 End of Term
News from the Crews
The racing season of strapped down boats (Note: Each week we
2010 kicked off reminded us of years want to include a small
“oarsomely” with the passed, but there was article in the newsletter
shed fielding a crew in an unfamiliar sense of from one of the year 12
every single "H.O.T.R" charisma among the rowers. Boys why not
division (those divisions boys, an energetic be the first in line to
that will have a race on unease to get out and volunteer a story for the
the Head of The River show the other newsletter. See Nancy
day). schools what Hale Lyche to get your
contribution included in
was capable of.
The attitude amongst the newsletter.)
the boys was exemplary Finally we showed the
with more than half the other schools what we
shed showing their had. This time last
eagerness to row by year we had 3 crews
arriving at the shed 30 place in the entire
minutes before they shed, this time we had
were due. The shed 6 top 3 finishes
started the day with including a 1st placing
every crew rowing their by the 2nd VIII.
All crews will be
boats over to Deep
looking forward to
their next hit out at the
The whole event began Christ Church
to become recognisable Regatta.
as we easy-oared on
the beach. The Cheers,
familiarity of the boys on Lachlan Chapman
the jetty, the shade of (Chappy)
the trees and the Year 12
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Aquinas Regatta Results
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Hale Rowing Newsletter Page 4 of 9
Photos from the Aquinas Regatta
Year 10B VIII Year 10A VIII Second VIII
Support at the River First VIII Third VIII
Year 9C Quad Senior Quad Year 10 Quad
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You know you're a rower when...
…everything you do is "in 2...".
...you need to have a small pushy person around telling you what to do all the time.
...you can get up, get dressed and get out of the house before your eyes are fully
...the phrase "cox box" doesn't make you giggle.
...you only recognize your friends from behind.
...you stick water bottles in your shorts for no reason at all.
...you believe all authority figures carry a megaphone.
...you sit in class leaning to your rigger.
...half your body is bigger than the other.
...you blame bad moods on "the balance".
...your friends need a rowing translator to decipher your language.
...you can wear the same thing every morning for a week and not think twice.
...you think sleeping late is waking up at 8:30.
...everything's a race: you walk quickly to lectures, just so you can pass people
...when someone mentions being awake, you turn parallel and set up for it.
...when you sit down, you look for the tie-in shoes.
...you constantly check the tightness of nuts in handrails, chairs, door handles, etc.
...you bring up the beauty of the dawn, and people give you blank stares.
...overhearing people talk about how little sleep they got causes you to smirk.
...you watch videos together, and it's ok to say "She's looking really long."
...you dress and undress one-handed so you don't have to take your hand off the
...every time you sit in a chair you are mildly surprised to discover that it doesn't
slide back and forth.
This picture reveals the main reason
why sweep rowers should change
sides from time to time.
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History of the Head of the River
If you ever find yourself dating way back to the tells the story beginning
with some free time when beginning of the century. with the first recognized
you are walking past the The one shown below rowing race in WA between
Hale Archives stop in and was taken from the 1931 two crews from rival
have a look at the history Head of the River whaling companies in
of Hale Rowing. The Program. 1837, and concludes with
museum has quite a bit of the 2007 State
rowing memorabilia from If you would like to learn Championships at
Hale’s past. Bill Edgar, more about the history of Champion Lakes. There
the school’s historian has rowing in Western are several brief and some
the Head of the River Australia purchase the substantial references to
Program for each year book, “Home & Dry”. It Hale School rowing
throughout the text.
1931 Hale Head of the River Crew
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Parent Support Group (PSG)
Date Function Location
Saturday Feb 20 Rock and Roll Night Memorial Hall
Wednesday March 3 PSG Meeting Hale Admin - Function Room
Friday March 5th Whole Shed Pasta Night Hale Cafeteria
Friday March 19 Old Boy’s Rowing Reunion Forrest Library
Saturday Mar 20 Hale Regatta Champion Lakes
Saturday Mar 27 Head of the River Champion Lakes
Saturday Mar 27 Oarsmen’s Dinner Evening at the Dining Hall
On Friday March 19 a reunion graciously donated it to raffles.
for Old Boy Rowers will be held rowing for a raffle. Tickets
Examples of donations
in the Forrest Library. The can be purchased down at
function is being organised by the river for $5.00, at the
the development office. A middle school admin, or at Non-perishable food
social evening has been the Rock and Roll Night. items for gourmet
planned for old boys. Some of The winning ticket will be hampers, kitchen and
the old rowers have donated drawn at the Rock and Roll
Hale rowing mementos that will Night.
be auctioned off on the night. wine, and small gift
The new honour boards Calling All Budding items.
recognising past Hale Photographers: We will be Vouchers or larger items
champions and captains will looking for photos taken at could be a prize on their
also be presented on the night. the regattas during the own.
Current senior rowers will be season. We will use the
invited to meet the past rowers. photos for newsletters, Perhaps you would like to
Future newsletters will provide Oarsmen’s Dinner slide make up a themed basket or
additional details as the function shows, and the season’s box of your own?
approaches. photo DVD. Any parents,
Any unwanted gift baskets,
siblings or coaches that
cellophane, or ribbons will
Rock and Roll Night: It’s just would like to share their
be gratefully recycled.
two weeks away now until Hale photos during the season,
Rowing’s annual fund raiser. It please forward them to Donations will be accepted
should be a great night for both Nancy Lyche at throughout the season. We
boys and parents. Don’t forget email@example.com. will need donations before
to buy your tickets. Tickets can You can also give Nancy a the March’s whole of shed
be purchased down at the river CD at the river or one to pasta night and the Hale
on Saturday or from Kerry Alex Lyche at school or the Regatta.
Harvey (see page 8). People shed. We will in particular
Donations may be given to
who attend do not have to be need photos of Year 9 and
Lachlan Chapman (senior
involved with rowing or even 10 crews.
group), Michael Chapman
attend Hale School. So get 8 of
(coach), or to David and
your closest friends and book a Items needed for Raffles:
table for 10 and enjoy a night of The PSG holds raffles from
fun, frolic, laughter, live music, time to time during the Please phone Sue
and fund raising for your sons. season as one of our means Chapman if you have any
Raffle tickets are
being sold for this
of fund raising. We are suggestions or questions
Hale Quilt Hale Quilt: Sue Chapman has seeking donations to the (Ph: 9271-3811)
handmade by Sue made a “Hale quilt” and
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Hale Rowing Website
Hale Rowing Parent This is the “Go To” spot
Support Group The rowing website has
moved from last season.
to find out everything
about Hale Rowing.
Committee To access the Hale Information includes:
Chairman: David Chapman Rowing website: Training Schedules
9271 3811 Select the “Sports” Coaches Notes
firstname.lastname@example.org ) menu from the Hale Newsletters
homepage. Regatta Results
Treasurer: Bruce Strickland Select “Rowing” from Photo Galleries
0409-062-582 the drop down menu. Parent Support
email@example.com Documents from last Group Activities
season are also Rowing Handbook
Secretary: Jenny Moynihan available under the
0412 897 789 archive menu.
Fund Raising Coordinator
Hale Rowing Merchandise
Kerry Harvey and
Show your support for the Merchandise will be
Hale Rowing Team and available for purchase at
Year Coordinators pick up some support the pasta nights and along
merchandise. the river at the regattas.
Year 9: Jennie Freeman
firstname.lastname@example.org We are selling our ever This year we have
popular Hale Rowing ordered rowing supporter
Year 10: Ian Pritchard Supporter Shirts for $50. vests. Some people have
0429-684-406 Pick up a shirt and show already put in an order for
email@example.com off your true colours at the a vest. Vests will be
regattas along the river available for pick up at the
Year 11: Claire Neilson banks and at Champion whole of shed pasta night
firstname.lastname@example.org Lakes. and additional vests will
9447- 0685 be available for purchase
and Jenny Moynihan Also popular with the boys
0412 897 789 are rowing thongs ($10).
email@example.com Merchandise can also be
We also have rowing
obtained by contacting
supporter stickers for your
Year 12: Sue Bradbury Kerry Harvey, our
car. The stickers come in
firstname.lastname@example.org 2 varieties, large Cygnet
coordinator, at 0411-559-
Rowing club stickers for
$3 and a number plate
and sticker for $5.50.