Racing news: It was a glorious sunshine-y day for Richmond Regatta on Saturday and the regatta was opened by a Novice 8+ contest between Cygnet and Kingston. Unfortunately for the boys in blue, the scratch Cygnet crew ended up on the wrong side of a 3ft verdict after 1250m of nail-biting side by side action. A flotilla of fours competed later in the day and the XL Meatwagon (Scott, Ian, Nick, Sam, Gigi) came away with the pewterware in Tier 1 4+
Please get the fitclub filled in up to 12th August (or beyond) by Sunday night so the captaincy can assess the summer regatta programme and start to plan crews.
300 Club A reminder that the 300 Club is Cygnet's main fundraiser for purchasing the shiny new boats and fittings that everyone enjoys using. It is generally expected that all active members will have at least a couple of tickets so that the fleet can be renewed on a regular basis.
The 2018-19 season kicks off with the first draw at Henley on Friday. Each ticket is £10 and will gain you entry into every draw made in the season.
Prize draws offer wins of £25, £40, £60, £100.
So, for example, if you set up a standing order for £5/month, you will get 6 tickets for the year, entered into each draw.
Please let Guy duPB know if you have sent him money for tickets.
Vale Farewell to Magnus who returns to Sweden today. First airing of the newly arrived Cygnet racing kit in the 3 ft defeat in the eight on Saturday, and then had the kit baptised by the Connaught whilst out in the quad on Sunday. We hope you find a nice place to row in Malmö, and can follow in the footsteps of the great Lassi Karonen.
Salve The new Learn to Row course has started. Additional members welcome if you know anyone who wants to learn to row.
There will be another course in September. Email Cris for details.