Big news out of RWA: The glasses are gone! If you haven't won your collective 10 glasses to make a full set, the jig might be up. (personally I'm hopeful they will become collectors items...)
RWA will this year be trialling medals at presentations rather than the glasses that have been handed out for decades as mementos of races won.
For those of us who have rowed for a while, this is possibly good news as it may alleviate a little bit of pantry space. For the newbies, you are a new generation of athletes whose accolates will more appropriately be recognised by something that is not a vessel for transporting alcohol.
Stay tuned for more news: RWA has a job going as a development officer, the 2016 Regatta fixtures are out (more on that later) and there are five positions on the Association Board up for grabs at the upcoming AGM.
In the meantime, row well.