Firstly congratulations to Tim on the birth of baby Josephine on Friday, mum and baby are doing well and Tim seems pretty much ok on very little sleep.
It was a great weekend of race training on Saturday and Sunday with the two race crews for Barnes and Mortlake honing their starts amongst other race drills. The river was quiet enough for a series of side by side starts with honours pretty even between the two crews. They are racing in the same event on Saturday so bragging rights are certainly going to be fought hard over. The new novices had their first post LTR outings and there are clear signs of developing skills and increasing control over the 8. Racing starts for you guys next.
So this Saturday is Barnes and Mortlake "International" Regatta, the last of the summer regattas on our local stretch of river. It is based out of Mortlake Anglian and Alpha club just up river of Chiswick Bridge (for anyone who doesn't already know). We have two Novice 4+ racing (Sam, Scott, Ian, Robin, and Bjarne, Cris, Niall and Vasil) and Dave in IM3 single sculls. Do come down to MAA to watch. I'll let you know the race times once the draw is out.
Bjarne's crew is still looking for a cox for the day, so if you can help out please let me and Cristobal know.
So this week....
Wednesday: Race training outings for race crews at 7pm focusing on starts, starts and more starts.
Thursday: Squad ergos 6 x 500m with 2 min rest
Novice outing, meet at 7pm OTW by 7:15 at the latest. Make sure your availability is bang up to date and put the crew listing out tomorrow.
Saturday: Barnes and Mortlake Regatta
For those not racing, squad outings meet at 7:05, OTW at 7:30 Novice Squad, Meet at 9, on the water at 9:30, crew listing will be put out on Thursday
Sunday: 7:05 meet at the club, 7:30 on the water The focus will be preparing for Richmond Regatta (24th June) and giving the prospective crews more race and start training.
That's all for now, have a good week, see you at the club soon,