Bunbury Rowing Club to host a special regatta for beginners

Ready to row: The Bunbury Mail are all set to enter a team into the Bunbury Rowing Club Zero to Hero rowing regatta. Now we just need to get our editor Jeremy Hedley to take it seriously. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

Ready to row: The Bunbury Mail are all set to enter a team into the Bunbury Rowing Club Zero to Hero rowing regatta. Now we just need to get our editor Jeremy Hedley to take it seriously. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

Here is your chance to go from zero to hero. 

Bunbury Rowing Club are set to challenge businesses, friends and families to join in a new rowing challenge. 

Groups of four can sign up for the ultimate team building experience, be coached in the sport of rowing and compete in the beginners regatta on Sunday, November 20. 

Club member Carmel Lloyd said rowing is a great sport to try as the weather starts to get warmer. 

“Rowing is easier on your back and joints than a lot of other sports and provides an effective, full body workout,” she said. 

“It works a lot of different muscle groups and can build fitness very quickly.” 

Lloyd said the regatta will cater for up to 10 teams of four with expert coaching once a week for four weeks to have crews ready to row. 

“The strongest team does not necessarily win – it’s more important to have matching technique and cohesive teamwork,” she said. 

“With a little bit of coaching, you can get the hang of it and might just surprise yourselves.” 

On the day crews will participate in multiple 500 metre races inside the Leschenault Inlet with a large crowd expected on the banks to cheer the competitors on. 

There will also be non-water activities on land to give all the teams a chance to win prizes. 

“Every person who enters will be given social membership of the club for one year and the winners will receive 50 per cent off full club membership should they want to take their rowing to the next level,” Lloyd said. 

“We are really excited to welcome some new faces to our sport.” 

One team keen to give the regatta a go is the ‘oarsome foursome’ from the Bunbury Mail

A recent editorial by Mail journalist Blayde Grzelka noted half of Bunbury’s residents have not exercised in the past three months and this is his chance to put his money where his mouth is. 

“At this point I’m wondering what have I done?” Grzelka said, “as I suspect is my editor.” 

“But in all seriousness I live quite a sedatary lifestyle so this might be a good challenge.”

Teams must register by Friday, October 14 with a meeting at the club that night to meet the coaches and size up the competition. 

Individuals can also nominate and the club will endeavour to make introductions in the hope of forming new teams. 

For more information or to register contact Cerise on 0430 181 572 or email bunburyrowingclub@gmail.com.

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