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Captain's Log

Latest news, requests, moans and cajoling from the skipper

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  • LXIII Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 15th October 2019

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

    Good training sessions on the Tideway, rowing in the rain 😉, with a 4x and a 4+ and a 8+ on Saturday and a 4x and 2 singles on Sunday.

    Also on Saturday the Learn to Row had the chance to go on the water for the first time. Well done everyone.

    Next stop, 4’s Head and Vets 4. Please update your availability in https://www.fitclub.me/ for all the sessions/races – (including weights and ergs, so we can plan which of them are going to be coached) and log on your erg results - cut off day for outings Tuesday!

    This week training: (as per plan)

    Monday:
    Weights - Focus on technique

    Tuesday: 19:00 to try to start at 19.15
    Erg - 4k/3k/2k/1k continuous, R18/20/22/24

    Core and Stretching

    Wednesday
    Weights - Focus on technique

    Thursday: (LTR will be also there, so please share the shed)
    Erg - 4 x 4' @ 24/26, 4' rest, 2km split
    Core and Stretching
    Thursday Social: watch out Rupert’s email.

    This Weekend Outings will follow

    Have a nice Monday and a better rest of the week!

    Cris

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  • LXII Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 8th October 2019

    Dear Cygnets,

    Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a fantastic racing weekend!

    Saturday: Germany, Düsseldorf – Rhein Marathon: Fresh conditions with a head wind but no rain (lucky us). We had two crews enjoying the Rhein:
    • Cyg 1 (Martin D,Matt B, Tom B, Rupert B, Mario) (03:04:03)
    • Cyg 2/BBL (Neil P, Cris C, Anna C, Marj I, Mucha) (02:46:38)

    Congratulations to both crews, good effort, specially Martin and Rupert for their first Marathon. After the race, since “ein bisschen Spass muss sein 😉”, we went for some nice food (most of us Schweine Haxe), a 'few' alt beers and a party… until … they closed the venue.

    Vielen Dank to our Benrath friends for hosting us another year and huge thanks to Marj for organizing. Looking forward to the next one.

    Sunday – London – Pairs Head: Fresh conditions and rain. We had 4 crews, enjoying the Thames, please see times below.

    • Cyg Op 2x Intermediate (Furby/Sears) 109th - (14:23)
    • Cyg Op 2x Club (Pugh/Stewart) 213th - (15:16)
    • Cyg OpMasB 2- (De Groot/Hunter 289th - (15:42)
    • Cyg /AKN (Jackson/ Otterburn) 416th - (18:03)

    Congratulations all racing crews and Thank you all volunteers, launch drivers, BBL for their Catering, well done everyone! (please see Jo’s message below)

    “A huge thank you to everybody who helped out with Pairs Head on Sunday - there were so many of you, and you were so positive and competent. The race went really smoothly, the parking was beautifully controlled and the catering was superb. Our reputation for the best and friendliest Tideway race is secured thanks to all your hard work.

    Special mention to Clemmy and Emma who came down at 06.30 in the pouring rain to manage trailers, to Samantha and Penny who were at the cooker from the crack of dawn to, Kate, Leticia, Patricia, Christina, Emilie and to Jackie and Marion who didn't stop all day. Thank you to all of you who volunteered for the Timing Team - you will have already heard from Sarah what a fantastic job you did.

    You all of course deserve special mention but I need to leave room for our valiant Cygnets - Richard du P on the numbers, Chris on the boating, Jim on the parking, and Mustafa on parking, boating and on the bar. We couldn't have managed without you all – and the cakes were spectacular.

    I leave you with just one of the messages of appreciation that we have received from Maidenhead RC:

    "Thankyou for yet another amazing Pairs Head - it is one of the few events that we have to borrow boats for as it is so popular with our members! All the Maidenhead crews agreed that it was as well organised, friendly and relaxed as ever, punctuated by some great racing - and you even had the weather arranged perfectly!"

    Thank you all - you did the club proud!

    Jo “

    Next Stop 4’s Head and Vets 4. Please UPDATE YOUR AVAILABILITY in https://www.fitclub.me/ for all the sessions/races – (including weights and ergs, so we can plan which of them are going to be coached) and log on your erg results - cut off day for outings Tuesday!

    Enjoy the fantastic pics from both events in our social media.

    Thursday social: Watch out Rupert’s email.

    This week training:

    Monday:
    Weights

    Tuesday: 19:00 to try to start at 19.15
    Erg: 2x20' @ R22 3' rest approx. 2k+12s

    Wednesday:
    Weights Conditioning with Mark

    Thursday:
    Erg: 3 x 6' @ R24 3' rest approx. 5k pace (LTR will be also there ,so please share the shed)

    This Weekend Outings will follow

    Have a nice day and a better rest of the week!

    Cris

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  • LXI Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 30th September 2019

    Dear Cygnets,

    Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.

    Good training session during the week in the shed and Saturday on the water, well done! Unfortunately Regatta London was cancelled due to bad weather on Sunday.

    On Saturday we started a new Learn to Row, if you see the news guys around the boathouse please make them feel welcome.

    This Sunday, we have Pairs Head, please come down, give a hand if you can, cheer and enjoy BBL’s Catering. (still some volunteers are needed for the day, please let Matt or Jo B if you can help on the day)

    Also a few of us are going to Germany this weekend to face the Rhein Marathon, a “cheeky” paddle from Leverkussen to Düsseldorf.

    Good Luck to all racing crews !!!

    Pairs Head (10:30am) start order: Go Cygnet!

    9 Cyg Op 2x Intermediate (Furby/Sears)
    80 Cyg Op 2x Club (Pugh/Stewart)
    209 Cyg OpMasB 2- (De Groot/Hunter)
    402 Cyg /AKN (Jackson/ Otterburn)

    Also boats to cheer for: Go Barnes!

    249 BBL W2 Intermediate ( Oakley/Steedman)
    254 BBL W2 Intermediate (Saary/Millar)
    258 BBL W2 Intermediate (Sugarman/Seakins)
    267 BBL W MasB/C 2- (Cahill/Martin)
    289 BBL W2x Intermediate (Tsang/ Gordon)
    420 BBL W MasC 2x (Bakkeren/Stackhouse)
    451 BBL W MasE 2x (Dick/Cox)

    Thursday social:

    Watch out Rupert’s email

    Further ahead Henley Lunch the 26th of October in Leander Club, with the legendary Chairman's waddle down the river to the Flowerpot, make your bookings, don’t miss it.

    This week training: (as per plan)

    Please UPDATE YOUR AVAILABILITY in https://www.fitclub.me/ for all the sessions – (including weights and ergs, so we can plan which of them are going to be coached) and log on your erg results - cut off day for outings Tuesday!

    Monday: Weights

    Tuesday: 19:00 to start all 19.15. 
    Erg: 30' rate 20 test

    Wednesday: Weights

    Thursday: (LTR will be also there ,so please share the shed)
    Erg: 2x2/2/2km @ R18/20/22, 2' rest approx. 30' R20 + 5s

    This Weekend Outings will follow for Saturday only, since Sunday the river will be closed due Pairs Head

    Have a nice Monday and a better rest of the week!

    Cris

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