Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 31st December 2019
Rounding off 2019 and the twenty-teens for Cygnet, what a year, what a decade.
Our top nine for the year tell the story well, plenty of rowing, lots of friends, an erg or two and some great times both on and off the water. This is why we row. Thanks to all our tideway friends and especially @bblrc who've helped us and shared in the memories this year.
Looking forward to a bigger, better, stronger 2020 - who knows where the next decade will take us. 2020 is a big year for Cygnet with big anniversaries for the club, boathouse and bungalow so we're expecting an action packed 12 months in boats and on dry land.
Wishing one and all a very Happy New Year and the very best that 2020 might bring. May your waters be calm, your boat set and your glass be ever full.
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Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 23rd December 2019
On Sunday lunchtime we were delighted to name the latest addition to our fleet – a new Jano VIII which is named for the late, great Noel Davison. It was fantastic that Noel's wife Eleanor was able to do the honours by wasting some champagne in his memory! More photos here
Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 21st December 2019
With the festive season now fast approaching, I wanted to briefly wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.
My thanks to all who have joined the social events from Barnes Bridge and Cygnet during the course of 2019 to make the boathouse and beyond such a vibrant and friendly place. As we all know rowing is rarely just about life on the water, it's the community and family off the water that make it, so my thanks to all who have pitched in with the Thursday Suppers during the year and those from both clubs who have helped out with the social events of 2019 or simply come along to share their good company.
The attached picture is a throwback to the Christmas Waddle last weekend, a fine evening of merriment and good company.
Just a reminder that despite the unfortunate cancellation of Plum Puddings tomorrow, the club will still be playing host to the Cygnet VIII Boat Naming tomorrow, please do pop along and celebrate the occasion.
2020 is a big year for Cygnets with Club, Boathouse and Bungalow anniversaries all taking place along with more social activity for you all to join in with. Watch out for Burns Night, Quizzes and Pub Waddles to keep the dark winter nights at bay as we enter the new year and head towards Spring. Of course we look forward to the usual faces at Thursday suppers and hopefully some new comers joining as well.
That just leaves me to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with all best wishes for 2020 – may the waters be calm, your boat set and your glass be ever full.
Cygnet Social Secretary