KCRC Newsletter 2017 October

What's new at "The Dotte?"


On Thursday, September 7th eighteen members of the club met at the boatyard to disassemble our existing dock. Dusty Lewis rolled up with his truck, a U-Haul and his trusty reciprocating saw. The work began with untying the docks and taking the first few rows of cubes apart.  The cubes were heavy due to the water they took on and the zebra mussels. This lead to some members using their skills with a sledge hammer and breaking the cubes to release the water trapped inside. The echo of the sledge hammer smacking the cubes in the cove sounded like gun shots off in the distance. The sun had slipped under the horizon and as everyone gathered around the last section of the dock to watch the sledge hammer swing down on the final cube, a cheer went up from the eighteen club members with the crack of the plastic.
Taking the dock apart was the easy part. The new dock was possible due to the long and tireless hours Diane Lewis and Al Hupp spent negotiating and working with The United Government of Wyandotte County to come to an agreement for the purchase of the new dock. Thank you Diane and Al.
KCRC Welcomes the "Roo Crew"

KCRC is very pleased with the addition of the UMKC Crew Team!

Former KCRC rowing member Ben Gans started a rowing team at UMKC two years ago. The team did row on the river but this Fall, UMKC moved to the lake. We are thrilled to welcome the "Roos" to the lake. This is a great opportunity for our Junior rowers to see Collegiate rowers at practice and work.

Two members of The Roo Crew take a moment before their early evening practice.
Results from The Head of Des Moines Regatta
The Men's 2x of Jay Coffman and Patrick Allen took 1st place with a time of 19:32:658 and that was with a 10:00:000 penalty.

The Mixed 4x of Jeff Roller, Brian Debaum, Sharon Hunt and Diane Lewis took 3rd place with a time of 20:19:806

The Juniors Men's Open 2-Gold medal – Ian Connelly and Thomas Rex –
The Juniors Mixed 2x-Silver medal – Will Stubblen and Margo Hunter –

Congratulations to our rowers!

Upcoming Regatta
Frost Bite
Sunday, November 5th
Wichita, Kansas

Please let Diane Lewis know if you are going to participate in this regatta by Friday, October 20th. After this date Diane won't be able to place you in a boat.
Diane can be reached at
Daylight Savings Time Saturday, November 4th at midnight Fall Back one hour.

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