1980-1989

1980

The final repayment is made on the $15,000.00 borrowed by the Club to raise additional funds to meet the $62,000.00 needed for the re-construction of the Club House after the fire of 1970.

1984

Club is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act.

Coxswain member – Sue Lee – becomes Richmond’s second ever Olympian after selection for the Los Angeles Olympics and wins a bronze medal as cox of the Women’s Lightweight Four.

1985

Methodist Ladies College becomes a tenant in the Clubhouse.

Successes for Don Dudgeon:

  • FISA World Veteran Championships
  • 1st in “E” Double Scull
  • 2nd in “E” Single Scull
  • Inaugural World Masters Games
  • 3rd in “E” Double Scull
  • 1st in “E” Quad Scull

Club loses five boats in a car and trailer fire returning from the Christmas Regattas.

1986-1987

Caroline Burge wins Victorian Senior “B” Champion Scull and the Australian Lightweight Senior “B” Champion Scull.

The passing of Ron March Senior.

1989

Simon Crunden is declared the winner of the Mal Scott Memorial in his first year as a rower.