Lake Macquarie Rowing Club (LMRC) is a community based rowing club, incorporated since 1987, that operates all year round from our Club house at First St, Booragul, near the Art Gallery & Awaba House - Map.

LMRC attracts a diverse membership including school children, seniors, & Masters rowers. LMRC enjoys great success at the local level with many of our rowers also successfully competing at State, National, and International levels.

We are proud winners of the 2012 & 2013 Central Districts Rowing Association Point-score Championships. Our social members also enjoy the fitness & camaraderie that rowing engenders as well as our local dolphin family on many early morning rows.

Club News 2016-17

All Systems go for our Annual Regatta
It's all hands on deck for our regatta on Saturday the 4th February at the Berry Park Rowing Complex. Expect great food from our fabulous food team led by Amanda and Sue. Dont forget to enter our popluar raffle for some excellent prizes. Hot weather conditions are predicted to return for the weekend so make sure you're prepared with lots of cold water to drink and definitely a hat or cap if racing.
First ever gold medal
A shout out to @LakeMacRC member Andrew Meares, winning his first gold medal in MM 4x with Gary, Mark and Wayne at Grammar's recent regatta at the Berry Park Rowing Complex. The first of many, we hope Andrew.
CDRA Sprints this Weekend
Sunday 6 November at Throsby Creek
Draw and course info here

Boat loading Saturday 8:30am. Good luck to all competitors, especially our crews rowing in the Linwood Throsby Gift relay.
September Weekend Regatta Results
Newcastle Uni Pre IV and Henley on Hunter
Uni Results here

A windy start to the regatta season. A small contingent of LMRC members tackled challenging conditions for their first races of the season. So much so that University's regatta was called off after lunch but Endeavour's Henley on Hunter ran the full program.
Henley On Hunter results here.
Tracy and Katrina in the winning Mixed Endeavour Eight Endeavour mixed eight
Tess and Louise in the winning Womens's Endeavour Quad Women's Endeavour Winning Quad
Membership Renewal Now Due
With the Olympics and a new rowing season upon us, it is time to renew your membership. Please note there has been a slight increase to the Fees for the 2016-2017 season.

Senior/Masters (18 & over) $300; Full-time student (18-25) $170; Junior (U18) $170; Social $35.00.

Please note that membership for Rowing NSW is also required for both competetive and social rowers.
Follow up to Combined Social Row,Presentations and AGM Unfortunately the weather was against us so our organised social row couldn't go ahead but we are committed to running this kind of event in the future.

We did however, enjoy a hearty BBQ breakfast which provided an opportunity for our members, new and old, to catch up. Many have taken a break since the end of the Club's official 2015/16 season.

2015-16 LMRC Club Awards
Congratulations to our worthy winners - Tess Fearon, Bruce Sharp, Mathew Meisenhelter, Anita Bickle

Many thanks to those who attended our AGM. All but the Treasure’s position was filled by the 2015/2016 incumbents. In relation to the vacant Treasure’s position, Sue Diemer has agreed to help train the new Treasure and assist the person throughout the year with the “book-keeping” side of the role. However, should any of you who intend re-joining the club for the up-comong season and would like to be considered for the role, please let me know ASAP. Regards Robert Campbell

Congratulations to the LMRC Committee for 2016-17
  • President - Rob Compbell
  • Vice President - Laurice Saunders
  • Treasurer - Steve Meisenhelter
  • Secretary - Natalie Meisenhelter
  • Captain - Ann Campbell
  • Vice Captain - Kristen Wiltshire
  • Boat Captain - Mark Phillips
Regatta Results Australian Masters Championship 2-5 June 2016  Results
A report (with images) on the regatta by Rowing NSW can be found here.
NSW Masters Championship 14-15 May 2016  Results
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the NSW Masters in Sydney recently. Lake Macquarie Club came 8th overall which was a fantastic result for a small regional club.

Many thanks to all our coaches who prepared crews to a very competitive level.

It was wonderful to see Peter S and Wal as part of the crew who won selection as the State Mens 4X and will compete in Queensland in a few weeks. On behalf of the club we wish them all the best for the interstate race.

Some of the other great successes were:
  • MF4X – Wal, Peter S, Peter A and Bruce
  • MF2X – Peter S and Peter A
  • MC2X – Trevor and Jeremy
  • MH1X – Bruce
  • Mixed F-G2X – Peter A and Ann
  • MG2X – Wal and Bruce
  • WD1X - Tess
  • WE2- - Nerrida and Ann
  • WE8+ – Nerrida and Ann
  • MH2X – Gary and Bruce
  • MC1X – Jeremy
  • WF1X - Chris
  • WF4X – Kristen and Chris
  • WF2X – Kristen and Chris
  • WG2X – Judith and Fran
  • WE2X – Nerrida and Ann
Peter A and Peter S Gold at SIRC

Edward Trickett Championship 2-3 April 2016  Results
CDRA Championship 27-28 Feb 2016  Results
Lean To Row notice
Due to high demand, unfortunately LMRC cannot accept any new students in our Learn to Row program till Spring. Details will be posted nearer the time.
Rowing Session Times
Please note that rowing times have changed to 6:30 – 7:30am and 7:30 – 8:30am until further notice. Club members who row early, please adhere to the regulatory guideline’s concerning visibility of craft on the water.
LMRC Annual Regatta
On Sat 6 February 2016 we held held our annual regatta at Berry Park, our major fund-raiser for the season. Thank you to all of you who volunteered their time, provided donations for our raffle prizes, sought sponsorships, coordinated the canteen and acted as BRO’s. Thanks for making the day a success
Our race results here

Double at Taree

Australia Day
Members are encouraged to start their Australia Day with a row. Make it more social and row with a different crew.
LMRC Regatta
A reminder to members that it's all hand on deck for our up-coming regatta at Berry Park. Could you please indicate how and when you can assist on the regatta volunteer list on our noticeboard. Donations for our raffle are also required.
Taree Summer Regatta Results
Fri-Sun 15-17 Jan 2016. Results here

Double at Taree

Joy and Sue Tareer
Annette Weir
Farewell to Annette, a long standing member who has served on our committee numerous times including President, in 2015. We acknowledge her extensive and detailed knowledge of rowing, at both a local and state level and wish her all the best for her move to Ballarat in Victoria.

Lightweight Limits for the Remainder of the Season Here
Xmas comes early to LMRC!
We had a fantastic turnout for our Xmas on the Lawn. Spoilt for choice with lots of Xmassy treats along with a perfectly sourced and expertly sliced ham. Thanks to Laurice and Mark for organising and members for their input.

Louise won the 100 dollar club prize (much needed she said) while Tom won the scratchy Xmas tree
100 Club winner
Scratchie Xmas Tree winner
Farewell to our long serving members, Gaye and Howard
Row with LMRC!
Did you know that rowing exercises all the major muscle groups with minimum impact on the body? We’d like to meet you, whether you’ve rowed before or are keen to learn. Check out our rowing flyer here for more details.
LMRC Bunnings Fundraiser
Serving at the BBQ The Bunnings BBQ was our first fundraiser for the new season. It was a huge day, raising a total of $915. Expertly organised by Jane G and Laurice and ably supported by the following: Wayne, Sue and James Diemar, Fran Kelleher, Irene Csuka, Emma and Lucy Wallace, Gaye Pullyn, Norma, Gary Freeman, Nat and Steve Meisenhelter, Nerrida Clinton, Jane Ferguson-Palmer, Jeremy Smith. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success.

Vale Brian Kelleher
Dear Club members, Brian Kelleher, after a battle with cancer, passed away last month. Fortunately his family were all with him. Our condolences to Fran and family.

Brian contributed significantly to the club over the years, as an active member, a coach, and past President.
Rowing NSW tribute here.
The 2015-16 season is underway!
Our boatshed is all clean and tidy with the addition of a wonderful mezzanine installed over winter. We've had the first of the season's regattas and a new committee is on the go.

Don’t forget to renew your membership here now!
New mezanine floor
We now have a mezzanine which looks fantastic. Thanks so much to Wayne, Ian and the crews for an excellent job. I’m sure our members can’t wait to fully utilise the new space. It was good to see so many members help clean and return the boats & equipment back to the shed. Well done everyone!

Look back at Mezanine
Congratulations to the new committee for the 2015-16 season.

President Rob Campbell
Vice President Laurice Saunders
Secretary Natalie Meisenhelter
Treasurer Sue Diemer
Club Captain Ann Campbell
Vice Captain Kristen Wiltshire
Boat Captain Mark Phillips

Carrying the Banana

“Head of the Hunter” Carrington to Berry Park Marathon 2nd Aug 2015
This year's, Head of the Hunter Marathon rowers enjoyed great weather for the 45 km row. Jointly organised by Endeavour Rowing Club, Newcastle University and Newcastle Rowing Club it signals the start of the new rowing season but only three LMRC rowers joined in, mainly due to limited access to boats due to the construction of our mezzanine. Well done to Zac, Tom, Katrina and Ray.

See here for results

Photo courtesy of Paul Giles. Additional photos here

Look back at Mezanine

Membership Renewal Now Due
With the new season upon us, it is time to renew your membership. The good news is that the fees for 2015-2016 season have not been increased. Please note that any outstanding fees from 2014-2015 season need to be paid before renewal of membership.

Senior/Masters (18 & over) $280; Full-time student (U25) $170; Junior (U18) $170; Social $35.00.

If you are competing this season then you will need to get your membership for Rowing NSW. Their online renewal system has been updated, so click here to renew for the 2015/16 season.
Corporate Sponsorship
We are self-funded by membership contributions and fundraising activities so we rely heavily on the generosity of our patrons. If you would like to become a Corporate Sponsor please download the Sponsorship Opportunities flyer here.