Rowing day to hit the water

PERSISTENCE from Cooloola Coast residents Bernie Watt and Ron Organ has helped secure a come and try day for rowing today.

The pair has been in regular communication with Rowing Queensland in the hope of establishing a rowing club in Tin Can Bay.

Today’s come and try day will be held at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club between 2pm and 4pm. Another is planned for tomorrow, running from 10am-1pm.

There is no cost associated with participating, although to be eligible to row individuals must be able to swim confidently and also be over the age of 13.

Safety is the biggest priority on the day and rowers need to bring along a water bottle, clothing that is suitable to get wet, sunscreen, hat and, above all else, a keen sense of humour.

Rowing Queensland thanked the Bundaberg Rowing Club for assisting with the day, providing boats, oars and club officials to help with the running of both days.

Bundaberg club members to put their hands up to help the sport they love include John Big and Bruce McCarthy.

Rowing Queensland said it hoped the sport would take off in Tin Can Bay.

“The sport of rowing has become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially in schools, as it provides a diverse and friendly atmosphere, as well as maintaining health and a high level of fitness,” the organisation said ahead of today’s come and try day.

Any queries can be directed to Rowing Queensland’s Samuel Pickett on (07) 3842 1204.

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