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The SUBC Review August 2020

Following the easing of restrictions in NSW, things have been returning to normal at the shed.

Rowers and coaches returned to the shed in late May after an extended break following the cancellation of the National Championships in March. After a few days of feeling like a seatbelt was needed in the boat, we were up and running in socially distanced singles.

By mid-July, winter training was back in full swing with full club Saturday time trials and big boat Mondays. It's safe to say we are all enjoying being back on the water!

What’s Next?

The club will end the winter season with a training camp in Penrith from the 17-20th of August. We will be based at SIRC over three days of training and racing. With the cancellation of the Australian University Nationals, this racing will bring some excitement to the winter.

The athletes and coaches will refresh with a four-day break following the mini-camp leading us into the pre-season block of training. NSWIS monthly time trials are set to resume in late September, which will give the athletes a chance to see how we measure up against others in the state.


Special Mentions

SUBC would like to congratulate Rowena Meredith and David Bartholot on their invitations to train at the National Training Centres. We wish them good luck in Penrith and Canberra!


SUBC Annual Dinner

SUBC warmly welcomes you to the 160th Anniversary and Annual Dinner on the 24th of October 2020 at 6pm. This year the dinner will be held at the Australian Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. Tickets can be purchased at the below link. We hope to see you there!


Meet the athlete: Georgie Gotch

How did you start rowing and when did you begin at SUBC?

I started my rowing career in 2007 as a cox at Queenwood to help out my sisters. I moved to rowing the following year for obvious height reasons. I joined SUBC in 2016.

What has been your favourite race with the club?

My favourite race with the club would have to be the women’s quad at nationals 2019. We settled to rate 40 in a roaring tailwind, and we ended up finishing the race with only three rowers.

What is your favourite international racing memory?

My best international racing memory would have to be the 2018 World Championships Regatta where we finished with a bronze medal in the women’s eight. The highlight would have to be the heat though, which was a massive breakthrough for us. We had always been quick starters but this

was the first race where we had managed to stay ahead.

Any rowing/life advice?

My life/rowing advice would be balance and perspective. It’s not easy to keep balance in your life with rowing. Surround yourself with people that will allow you to switch off, vent, have fun, and know when its time to focus. It might be a different person for each of those needs.



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