One of the most unique and valuable aspects of an LLRC membership is the group practices. Members can choose to attend practices of the groups defined below appropriate to their level of commitment and abilities.
Racing Group Practices emphasize training for serious competition while also maintaining a focus on improving technique. This group is open to all members who have prior rowing experience. You do not have to have many years of rowing under your belt; just a Learn to Row class last year.
Recreational Group Practices emphasize improving technique as well as increasing speed and endurance. This group is open to all members who have prior rowing experience. If you plan on racing at a fall regatta, attendance is strongly suggested for a minimum of 15 out of the 26 practices offered.
Learn-To-Row 2 practices are for recent Learn to Row participants. This group was formed to allow new rowers a chance to get a little more experience under their belts before joining the whole group on a regular basis. The emphasis for this group is learning how to scull, developing good technique in all boats and understanding how to develop speed. Members in this group will also be encouraged to participate in regattas at the end of their season. Please call the office for more information. Never rowed before but would like to learn how? Get the details on our Learn-To-Row for beginners.
Masters Recreation Row – Every Saturday at 8:00 AM
Reminders to Members: There will not be scheduled practices on major holidays or on regatta days. You are still welcome to come row, but there may be limited equipment or safety launch. During scheduled practice times, all boats must be available for group use. Please do not take a shell out before a scheduled practice if you will not have it back in time. You are welcome to take boats out during scheduled practices once the practice group has left the docks.
Please familiarize yourself with the Club’s List of Equipment (below) and safety policies.
List of Equipment
The LLRC fleet includes just about everything! We have 3 boat bays full of eights, fours, quad/straight four convertibles, double/pair convertibles, and recreational and racing singles. Our boats range from super-lightweight to heavyweight, and encompass the needs of novice as well as experienced racing rowers.
Current LLRC Inventory:
|8+ Henry & Cecily Kannapell||Vespoli (MW)|
|8+ Jack Pyburn||Vespoli (MW)|
|8+ Sara Nevin||Vespoli (HW)|
|8+ Admiral Robert McNitt||Pocock (HW)|
|8+ 1960 Olympic||Pocock (HW)|
|QUADS & FOURS|
|4x Taste of Gainesville||Hudson (LW)|
|4x Judge Sid Smith||Hudson (LW)|
|4x Cmdr. David & Mrs. Faye Markey||WinTech (MW)|
|4x Richard & Tricia Bunzl||Hudson (MW)|
|4x John Ferriss 2||Hudson (MW)|
|4x Faulkner Bros.||Kaschper (HW)|
|4+ Jim Mathis Jr.||Vespoli (LW)|
|4+ Frank & Ann Marie Hynes||Vespoli (MW)|
|4+ Butch & Becky Harben||Vespoli (HW)|
|DOUBLES & PAIRS|
|2x/- Jay Gaspar||Hudson (LW)|
|2x/- white hull, blue deck||Kaschper (LW)|
|2x/- Bill & Kitty Fields||WinTech (MW)|
|2x/- Lou & Jean Fockele||WinTech (HW)|
|2x/- Joel & Kitty Wise||Hudson (HW)|
|2x/- Chuck Logg/Tom Price||Hudson (HW)|
|1x Blind Ambition||Vespoli|
|1x yellow||Dirigo (LW)|
|1x white||Burgashell (LW)|
|1x white (McHugh)||Hudson (MW)|
|1x Pro Am25 Elite (white)||Little River (MW)|
|1x white (Chandler)||Hudson (HW)|
|1x white||Janousek (HW)|
|1x Sprint (yellow/white)||Little River (HW)|
|1x 16 (blue/white)||Alden (HW)|
We also have available for club use: 6 Edon 1x boats with removable pontoons, 25 sets of sculling oars, 5 1/2 sets of 8 sweep oars, 8 sets of pontoons, 24 C2 Model D ergometers, 3 sets of C2 slides, 4 NK speed coaches, 4 NK stroke coaches, and safety lights.
We remind our members that the care and maintenance of our equipment are the responsibility of everyone. Know and execute proper boat handling. Wipe shells down following use. Keep the wheels and tracks clean to prevent excess wear. Remember to return safety lights and speed/stroke coaches after use. Report any damage to John Ferriss, and tag the boat with a yellow note found next to the log books with the extent of the damage to alert other members. We thank you for your help. All of the LLRC club boats which are available for club members are in Bay 2 and Bay 3.
Questions about appropriate usage of boats or any equipment should be directed to our head coach. The sculling oars in the 4 hanging racks closest to Bay 2, and all sweep oars painted with the LLRC design are available for club members. All of the boats in Bay 1 and all the sculling oars in the 3 racks closest to the Bay 1 door are privately owned and are not available for club use.
During scheduled practice times, all boats must be available for group use. Please do not take a shell out before a scheduled practice if you will not have it back in time. You are welcome to take boats out during scheduled practices once the practice group has left the docks.
Space is currently available to club members for single shell storage in the boathouse for $150/year. Other prices are available on request for larger shells. If you would like to make your boat available for use by (appropriate) others, there is no charge for storage.