Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of 2018, Wear Sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Sunscreen would be it.
After the snows and winds of March, and the cancellation of sculling camp due to red boards (now just about off yellows, two weeks later) the sun has made a long-overdue appearance this week. The novice and intermediate squads have enjoyed some evening outings over the last couple of weeks in varying combinations to prepare for the start of the regatta season which kicks off at Hammersmith Regatta on 28th April. If you're not racing, head up to the Blue Anchor (or the AK bar) and support the team. Draw out early next week.
for the diary:
28/4 Hammersmith Regatta
5/5 Chiswick Regatta
12/5 Boat Naming, Borne Regatta, and BBQ (more details in next week's update)
The Thames is currently on red boards, so we're watching the EA website and hoping for at least a drop to yellows by Friday. If we have to call it off due to river conditions, then it'll be show and row at the boathouse at the usual times instead.
A weekend full of exceptional racing and strong performances.
Cambridge served up a generous appetiser with a 4-0 drubbing of Oxford on the Saturday, before the main course of the Vets Head on Sunday. The peak performance of the day from the Cygnet Masters "E" crew finishing 19/29 in category just a few seconds behind our friends from Rudergesellschaft Benrath.
Thanks from Warsaw RC to Sam for being a last minute supersub.
I hope many beers were sunk in the bar over the weekend; haven't had any reports back yet, so assuming it was business as usual.
Thursday erg: 6 x 500m at 2k pace, followed by dinner (and/or pub)
Saturday/Sunday - outings dependent on availability; 8pm Wednesday cutoff on fitclub.
With the lighter evenings now, seniors should consider boat lights if you're taking out a club boat after work during April.
Thursday night - squad meeting and boat loading for Sculling Camp
Look out for the main Scamp email later this week. In the meantime - please sign up here to give me an indication of numbers. (WAGs & HABs and other family members also welcome to hang out at the bungalow)
H Hammersmith Regatta 28th April. H Chiswick Regatta 5th May A Wallingford Regatta 6th May (Seniors Only) H Borne Regatta 12th May H Putney Town Regatta 19th May A Twickenham Regatta 26th May A Peterborough Regatta 2/3 June A Metropolitan Regatta 2/3 June (Seniors option) A Walton Regatta 9th June H Barnes & Mortlake Regatta 16th June A Marlow Regatta 23rd June (Seniors Only) A Henley Qualifiers 29th June (Seniors Only) A Richmond Regatta 30th June A Henley Regatta 4th July (Fingers crossed :))