Regatta Ready

You’ve probably been to a regatta by now. Chances are that you took way too much or far too little. There is a balance between nothing and the kitchen sink. While your child is packing boats on trailers, you’ll find yourself doing much the same thing. Another rowing mom shared her regatta ready plan with […]

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Rowing sisters (and brothers) with blisters

As you slowly watch your child’s hands degrade from soft and supple to something out of Freddy Kreuger, you will doubt the wisdom of this sport. Get used to it. Cheese grater hands are par for the course. Don’t indulge any wallowing, it’s just attention seeking martyrdom.   You will cringe. There will be ooze. […]

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So, your kid wants to row…

I met some new rowing parents.They have no idea what’s in store for them. Here are some t hings they need to know.

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Rowing Chronicles: SA Champs Day 3

There’s a strange sort of feeling one gets after the end of something huge. Something between elation of the moment and the despair that it’s all too illusory. You want to reach out and grab one specific second and hold it all your life – a moment of glory too great to put into words. […]

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Rowing Chronicles: SA Champs Day 2

Once more into the breach dear friends, once more. Imagine a sandpit, a small sandpit, much like you might have had as a child. Imagine the sandpit contains only one grain of sand. Now imagine that you took every speck of sand from a beach and put in that sandpit. Exactly. That’s what it’s like […]

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Rowing Chronicles: SA Champs Day 1

The Sun was just thinking about getting out of bed. He was lying there pondering the peculiarities of people who row. He wondered vaguely, as one does, in that time between sleep and awake, why on earth these people refused to acknowledge the natural ebb and flow of day and night. Clearly, they should still […]

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When bad things happen to sort-of okay moms

Once upon a time there was a mom. Sometimes, she liked to think she was a goodish mom. Sometimes, she just couldn’t even. This time is one of those times. Right now, at this precise moment, she would get a F, or a more PC ,Failure to meet Requirements grade by the maternal inquisitorial squad. […]

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The Rowing Chronicles: The last stretch

It’s reached that part of the season where rowers and parents alike are on their last legs. Tempers are fraying, sunburn is peeling and everyone longs for a weekend off. No such luck. SA Champs is looming at the end of the month and the pressure is on. The Wemmer Regatta at Roodeplaat Rowing Club […]

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VLC Rowing!

The Wemmer Regatta at Roodeplaat Rowing Club took place over the weekend. The weather was amazing, the VLC rowers even more so. From young to old, medals were won and a lot of fun was had. Watching this club grow over the last few months has been incredible with the indomitable Karen bringing in young […]

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