NEWSLETTER (October 2016)

Dear friends and supporters,

We’ve made it!

Moran Samuel won the 1st ever paralympic medal for us in Rio. Team Israel duo, Reuven Magnagey and Yulia Chernoy, finished 9th in their category. All 3 brought great honour and pride to Israel and to the Daniel Rowing Centre.

Grateful to your unwavering support, we are thrilled to have been able to provide athletes with the means to achieve their dreams. Our next goal is having an 8+ women crew representing Israel in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This is an enormous challenge, requiring resources and funding not yet available to us. We can only achieve this with the help of supporting friends.

Monaco – World Coastal Rowing Championships

This weekend our Israeli Rowing Premier, Dani Fridman, will attempt his 1st ever Coastal Rowing title, in a prestigious championship taking place in Monaco.

His high ranking in the world arena allowed him to enter directly to the heats, skipping qualification races. Heats tomorrow morning, Finals on Saturday – wish him luck!

Sea of Friends program

This is the Daniel Rowing Centre’s flagship project for youth of weaker or underprivileged parts of our society. We are pleased to announce that this year we are starting a new journey with a group of 15 religious girls from a municipal school at the south of Tel Aviv, most of whom are girls of Ethiopian origins. They will benefit a year-long program, combining nautical experiences with classroom workshops, designed to strengthen both personal and inter-personal skills, developing better communication, teamwork and leadership.

The Daniel Amichai Tel Aviv Open Championship

Please join us – you are kindly invited to watch the 12th annual regatta commemorating Daniel Amichai Marcus – on Saturday Oct 29, at the Daniel Rowing Centre. It’s going to be an exciting fast-action regatta, with ultra-short 250 meters races for doubles, quad boats and 8+. Races 7:00-10:30, medals ceremony at 11:00.

Finally, we need your help!

If you wish to support the FDRA’s endeavours – in advancing Rowing Team Israel high performance athletes, or in bettering Israeli society through social reach programs for those with special needs – please contact Zohar, info@thefdra.org, +972-52-2733192.

Thank you ever so much & Hag Sameah!

The Friends of Daniel for Rowing Association