CHAMPION Lakes Boating Club will be opening its shed as part of the Rowing WA open day on November 13.
Every club in the State will be open and visitors to rowing clubs in WA will have the opportunity to participate in a state-wide 100m rowing machine challenge for a chance to win a learn-to-row voucher at this year’s Sunsmart Rowing Open Day.
Rowing WA president David Rose said many people in WA rowed at school and then stopped as they moved into adulthood.
“However, we have 12 rowing clubs with more than 1000 racing members and an estimated 5000 community members, so it is a sport that is alive and well and can be learned at any age,” he said.
He said he was hopeful the high-profile success of Kim Brennan in the women’s single scull at the Rio Olympics had helped buoy interest in the sport.
“We do usually find in an Olympic year more people become interested in rowing because we have so many fantastic athletes,” he said.
The clubs will be open from 9am to 1pm.
Athletes range from 14 years old to veterans of the sport in their 80s and 90s. Visit www.rowingwa.asn.au for details.