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  • 24 Sep 2018 9:16 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)
     Thursday Night Dinner - Curry Night  Thurs 4th Oct, 6:30pm
     ERC Open Day
      - Club Races (names down by 10am)
      - Boat Christening "Tracy Buchanan-Black"
      - Lunch
    Sun 7th October
      Bar Open Wed & Thursdays 5pm 
      Various Regattas  refer Vic Rowing Calendar

  • 01 Sep 2018 3:40 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)
     Thursday Night Dinner - Soups and Sundaes  Thurs 6th Sept, 6:30pm
     Saltwater Challenge Regatta Sat 8th September
     Bar Open  Wed & Thursdays 5pm

  • 25 Jul 2018 10:48 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)
     Thursday Night Dinner - Burgers and Dessert  Thurs 2nd August, 6:30pm
     ERC Annual General Meeting Sun 26th August @11am
     BBQ Fundraiser West Footscray Bunnings  Sat 18th August
     Bar Open  Wed & Thursdays 5pm

  • 28 May 2018 8:10 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)
     Thursday Night Dinner - Lasagne & Dessert  7th June from 6:30pm
     Bar Open Wed & Thurs evenings 
     ERC Annual Presentation Night (tickets here)  Sat 16th June 6:30pm
     Thursday Night Dinner - menu tbc  5th July from 6:30pm
     BBQ Fundraiser - Bunnings Footscray West  Sunday 22nd July 

  • 28 Mar 2018 12:03 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)
     ERC bar is open   Wed and Thurs evenings
     Masters Regatta Series & State and National Champs  see schedule
     Thursday Night Dinner (Beef Burgers)  Thurs 5th April
     ERC Trivia Night 2018 -- book here  Sat 21st April
     Thursday Night Dinner (Mild Curry & Chilli Con Carne)  Thurs 3rd May
     Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser @ West Footscray - register  Sat 26th May
  • 06 Jan 2018 2:42 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)

    Thursday Night Dinner -- Thurs 1st February, from 6:30pm.  Rumour has it that Hawaiian Chicken Burgers may be on the menu this month.

  • 10 Dec 2017 12:00 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)

    *** Please BYO a gift on the day to place under the tree for your child to receive from Santa.  Max value $15 ***

    To help with catering, REGISTER ONLINE by 4TH DECEMBER 2017.

    All Members, past and present, welcome.

    Club races @10am

    Lunch @12noon

  • 08 Oct 2017 9:00 AM | Zoe Ryan (Administrator)

    9:30am Rowers Meeting

    10:00am Club Races

    12:30pm Club Lunch

  • 03 Sep 2017 10:10 PM | Simone Richardson (Administrator)

    A strong and very well prepared contingent of ERC rowers have departed this week enroute to Lake Bled in Slovenia to compete in the World Masters Regatta to be held over 6th – 10th September 2017.  Our representatives are:

    • Glenn Bottrell
    • John Haag
    • David Jacka
    • Bill Nugent
    • Stewart Allsop
    • Tim Juzefowicz
    • Don Cochrane

    To follow their racing schedule, please see the timetable attached here (*).

    With racing from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm each day, over 8 lanes with 2-3 minute intervals, it is a very tight schedule, so should be very interesting for everyone involved! 

    For more details, please stay tuned for updates or head over to the official website

    *Please keep an eye on the official website, just in case there are any schedule changes.

  • 01 Aug 2017 10:49 AM | Glenn Bottrell (Administrator)

    Indoor rowing at the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland saw Olena Buryak of Ukraine break the World Record by a huge 2 ½ seconds. Buryak finished in 6:22.8 breaking her former record from 2015 of 6:25.0.

    Buryak finished ahead of Cecilia Velin of Sweden who clocked 6:38.2 with third place going to Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig who finished in a time of 6:40.8. “I was prepared and I did my best,” said Velin who set a personal best time. “I could do more but not today. I know that Olena is better than me, but I have a good tactic. I hope that I will beat Olena in the 500m tomorrow.”

    Buryak took the lead at the start using a 1:36 per 500m pace.  Velin slotted into second with Lobnig in third. These positions did not change throughout the race. Both Buryak and Lobnig are part of their nation’s rowing teams and they will now prepare for the World Rowing Championships, while Velin took up rowing in 2016.

    A newcomer to rowing, Oliver Zeidler of Germany, won the men’s heavyweight race. Zeidler finished in a time of 5:42.0 ahead of favourite, Bartosz Zab Ocki of Poland (5:44.5) with Anton Bondarenko of Ukraine in third (5:46.5). Zeidler took the lead at the start with Zab Ocki chasing in second. Behind the two leaders Pavel Shurmei of Belarus was neck-and-neck with Bendeguz Petervari-Molnar of Hungary and Bondarenko.

    Bondarenko then got away into third and closed on second towards the end of the race with a 40 stroke rate pace. Zeidler kept his stroke rate at 35 and remained in front.

    Zeidler is new to rowing joining the sport just six months ago. He comes from competitive swimming and used to use the indoor rowing machine as part of his swimming training. “I then took part in the German Indoor Rowing Cup and I won,” said Zeidler.  

    Zeidler’s plan was to hold a 1:27 pace, but then he realised he could go faster. “It was a very good race for me and a personal best.” Zeidler was six seconds faster than his former personal best.

    At the end of the race the statuesque Bondarenko said; “It was my best time so I’m happy – and I have a medal. I wanted gold but bronze is ok. Two months ago I did a 5:47.”

    The lightweight men’s race opened with Jaruwat Saensuk of Thailand in the lead. Saensuk held that lead for the first 400m with Austria’s Florian Berg sitting in second. Poland’s Artur Mikolajczewski then moved into second with Saensuk still on the pace. At the half way point the higher rating Berg was neck-and-neck with Mikolajczewski.

    The Pole then got into the lead and at a 35-37 stroke rate Mikolajczewski held a 1:31 per 500m pace. Coming into the final 500m Berg was just a bit behind Mikolajczewski and rating 41 strokes per minute. Mikolajczewski remained in the lead until the end finishing in a time of 6:08.2. Berg was second with 6:11.5 and Saensuk finished third in 6:14.9.

    Berg is part of the Austrian national rowing team and raced earlier this month at World Rowing Cup III. But, Berg said, he did spend more time training on the indoor rowing machine leading up to the World Games. “It’s a bit different for me to train so much on the erg,” said Berg. “It was hard when I could see flat water outside.”

    Setting to the right weight for to compete at the World Games may have come at a cost for Berg. “I didn’t expect the last 500 to 600m to be so hard. My qualification time (for the World Games) was two seconds faster.”

    The lightweight women’s race was won by Anna Berger of Austria. After an early lead by Christina Gandia of Spain, Berger got into the lead and using a 42 stroke rate, she managed to build a small lead with Korea’s Hyewon Jung in second. Jung then went neck-and-neck with Phuttharaksa Neegree of Thailand and together they closed on Austria as Great Britain’s Justine Reston sat in fourth.

    At 1000m Berger had a 4m lead over Neegree with Reston now in third. Berger then went to a 1:48 pace and got a small margin. Coming into the final 500m Neegree was still in second with Reston starting to move. With 200m left to race Reston had pushed into second using a 35 stroke rate. At the finish Berger had won with a time of 7:12.7, Reston was second with 7:15.3 and Neegree was third with a time of 7:19.5.

    “My plan was simple, just push,” said Berger who kept a high stroke rate through the race. “I like to rate in the high 30s because it hurts less, because I don’t have to use so much power per stroke.”

    “As races go, it was quite good,’ said Reston. “I wasn’t going to come, but I’m glad I did. I don’t always have a strong finish but at 600 to go I thought ‘put it in’ and I found something extra – it wasn’t quite enough for gold but I’m so glad I did it!”

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