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Captain's Log

Latest news, requests, moans and cajoling from the skipper

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  • Deneb Captain's Log XXI

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 12th December 2018

    Good Morning Cygnets,

    I hope everyone had a nice 2ndof Advent weekend.

    Saturday: we had a 2x and 8+ on the water; good long work against the wind to the Pink Lodge plus weights session. A healthy warm up before the Waddle (thanks Rupert) & BBL Christmas Party (many thanks to Carly for organising). Congratulations to all people who were awarded. Hope everyone is recovered by now ;).

    Sunday: A little “tired” from the night before, but we had a solid 4+ out. Well done! Thank you all of you who coxed or coached this weekend, also thank you all of you who made it to the Special General Meeting.

    So….in order to start to plan the Head Races and see how we can align best for the beginning of the new year please fill in this questionnaire by the end of this week (This is Mandatory for all the active squad) 

    Next Stop, Sunday 16th December 11.15 - Quintin Plum Puddings, fun 8+ head … (Please let me know ASAP if you want to take part)

    This week Training:

    Tuesday:
    Circuits
    with Maxi : (Conditioning Training). Can everyone please bring a towel and a drink to each session. 19:15pm Cavendish School, Edensor Road, Chiswick W4 2RG. If you go direct to the school be there at 19:10. If you go via the club, people will be leaving there no later than 19.00.

    Erg 4 x 6' @ R24, 3' rest approx. 5k pace

    Wednesday:
    Weights Core , warm up properly pair with someone who was there in the introduction focus on technique.

    Thursday:
    Erg: 4 x 6' @ R24, 3' rest, approx. 5k pace 
    or 2 x 30' @ R18, approx. 30' R20 + 6s, 2 mins rest
    Conditioning circuit and stretching

    Outings for the Weekend Will Follow Please update availability (https://www.fitclub.me)

    Food Thursday social: Watch out Rupert’s email.

    Have a nice Monday and a better week!!!

    Cris

    Dates for your Diary:

    16 December: 11:15 Quintin Plum Puddings (Please let me know ASAP if you want to take part)

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  • Deneb Captain's Log XX

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 5th December 2018

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone had a nice 1st of Advent weekend. Bring on these Christmas Trees, Advent Calendars… Party Season is on ….

    Saturday Scullers Head: Unfortunately (or fortunately, you never know) the race was cancelled due bad weather forecast. (Definitely someone got this wrong, no comments)

    Sunday: Good session on the Tideway, with a mild fresh breeze, we had 3 singles and a 4+. Good Work.

    Next Stop, 16 December Quintin Plum Puddings, fun 8+ head … (Please let me know if you want to take part)

    This week Training:

    Tuesday:
    Circuits, We had a great core session yesterday , I feel taller…

    Wednesday:
    Weights Core , warm up properly pair with someone who was there in the introduction focus on technique.

    Thursday:
    Erg: 2x20' @ R22, 3' rest, approx. 2k+12s
    or 30’ @rate 20 approx 5k+6 )Conditioning circuit and stretching
    Food Thursday social: Please let Rupert know if you are staying for food this week

    Outings for the Weekend Will Follow Please update availability (https://www.fitclub.me)

    Don’t forget

    Saturday 8th of December BBL Christmas Ball. Details for the Waddle are here. Prize donations for the raffle are welcome, as per Carly’s email.

    Sunday 9th December: Special General Meeting, at the boathouse, at 12noon Please be there!

    Sunday 16 December: Quintin Plum Puddings, VIIIs race (Please let me know if you want to take part)

    Have a nice day and a better week!!!

    Cris

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  • Deneb Captain's Log XIX

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 27th November 2018

    Dear Cygnets !

    I hope everyone had nice Weekend. Happy Belated Thanksgiving to everyone andhanks to Rupert for organising a Thanksgiving Social Special

    Thank you all who cox/coached this weekend. News from the far East confirms that BDF still is the fastest Cygnet on ergs (5K <18 min, we miss you Dave), and the news from the near East is that we joined London Otters for the rainbow laces inspired regatta.

    Rowing: Next Stop Saturday Scullers Head. Come along cheer for CYG & BBL, have a Pint and give a hand if you can!! Please see below the list (starting order) of the “bravest” from both clubs:

    • 89 CYG-PIGUET
    • 326 CYG-FREELAND
    • 344 CYG-SEARS
    • 446 CYG-PUGH
    • 474 CYG-WYLIE
    • 499 CYG-DU PARC BRAHAM
    • 134 BBL-OAKLEY
    • 426 BBL-KUNERT

    May the force be with us and be warm on the day 😉! Good Luck Everyone !!!!

    This week Training:

    Tuesday:
    Circuits with Maxi (Conditioning Training)
    19:15pm Cavendish School. If you go direct to the school be there at 19:10. If you go via the club, people will be leaving there no later than 19.00. Can everyone please bring a towel and a drink to each session.

    Erg: 3x10mins r20 30min splits/5 min rest

    Wednesday:
    Weights Core , warm up properly pair with someone who was there in the introduction focus on technique.

    Thursday:
    Erg: 4x6mins r24 5km splits/ 5 min rest (If you haven’t done the 5km @ R26/ please do ) or 3x10mins r20 30min splits / 5 min rest

    Conditioning circuit and stretching

    Saturday:
    conditioning circuit and core circuit

    Outings for the Weekend Will Follow Please update availability by Weds Noon (12:00 PM). (https://www.fitclub.me)

    Food Thursday social: Please let Rupert know if you are keen to cook this week

    Saturday...8th of December BBL-Christmas Ball. Please sign in and choose your Menu as per Carly's email. It's going to be a great party, don't miss it.

    And Don’t forget 9 December Special General Meeting, at the boathouse, at 12noon Please be there!

    Have a nice Tuesday and a better week!!!

    Cris

    Dates for your Diary:

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