The senior squad 8+ came 21st out of 27 in IM3 at Quintin Head on Saturday 27th January in a time of 11.59.3. A solid row but we were barged way out of the stream by a very rude Maidstone crew overtaking past the clubhouse.
The Masters F crew were just under a minute behind in 12:57.6
Old Blades is out of action after an altercation with a large metal buoy up between Brentford and Syon. No personal injuries other than a couple of bruised egos. The boat will be sent off for mending in due course.
A reminder to all steers that the set of the tide is quite strong at the moment, even on a green PLA flag. Do please take extra care around the long-standing static hazards on the river.
Tuesday erg: 3x5km UT2 Thursday erg: 5x1500m at 5k pace minus 1 second. (Reminder - If you only do one erg, do the Thursday piece)
Weekend outings: Plan will be made Wednesday lunchtime. Get any last-minute tweaks submitted before then
Further ahead :
Racing - Hammersmith Head 25/2, Eights Head of the River 11/3, Veterans Eights Head 25/3 - please get availability into fitclub up to the end of March if you're expecting to race. Entries are open and starting to fill up for all of these races; entries have to be in by the end of next week for the first 2.
Boating help required for Women's Head on 10/3 and men's head on 11/3 for non-racers. Please let me know if you can help with any of the below jobs on either day:
07.00 Trailer Parking
07.30 (x2) Numbers
08.15 Sat, 09.00 Sun (x6-8) Boating
08.00 Launch Driver until the end of the races (12/1pm)
Club AGM on Saturday 24th February - elect the new committee (and stand for any vacant positions) - nominations form should be up in the club by the time you read this.