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Barrier Closures
7th September 2017

Turning at Putney
22nd August 2017

Lighting-up time
22nd August 2017

PLA Notices to Mariners - Upper River Notices

U18 of 2017
Richmond Lock, Weir & Footbridge - Exclusion Zone

U17 of 2017
Barnes Elms Reach to Mortlake Reach - Trial Eight Races

U12 of 2017
Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2017-18 Head of the River Races

Captain's Log

Latest news, requests, moans and cajoling from the skipper

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  • Captain's Log 27/11

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 29th November 2017

    Four more training weeks until Christmas! Keep punching out those miles to gain the rewards in January.

    This Saturday - Scullers Head. Helpers are needed for boating and de-boating; please let me know if you can help out (see separate email).

    Cygnet are represented by a number of scullers on the start list:

    92 - Cris

    176 - Nick Rae

    239 - Jez

    265 - Robin

    473 - Sam

    482 - Charlie

    485 - Guy

    and to cheer on from BBLRC: 154 Sian, 165 KTB, 501 Sarah P.


    Monday: 3 x 6km UT2
    Wednesday: 30 min rate 20

    Weekend outings:
    Saturday is scullers head, the river is closed until 12.30
    Sunday 7.46 and 10.00 on the water, coached by Kirsty. 
    Availabilities to fitclub.me by Wednesday night please.


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  • Captain's Log 19/11

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 22nd November 2017


    LTR guys - get signed up on www.fitclub.me and search for Cygnet if you haven't already. Then once approved, use the attendance page to sign up to the 10am weekend outings.

    If you want to join in with the land training, then the Wednesday erg should be the first session to add (can do this any day if there are ergs spare, but it's good to join in with everyone else).

    Everyone - weekend availability by Tuesday night please, so I can set crews on Wednesday.

    This week:

    Monday: Erg 4 x 5km UT2 (90s rest)
    Tuesday: WeightsWednesday Erg 20 x 250m at 2k split minus 5 seconds (1 min rest)
    Thursday: Weights, and LTR tank session with Alan
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: Outings 7.35 and 10.00 on the water
    Sunday: Outings 7.36 and 10.00 on the water


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  • Captain' Log 13/11

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 13th November 2017

    Racing Post:

    Vets 4s on Saturday; the B4x finished in 21:04, and the F4x in 23:05

    Sunday's race the 4+ got 21:33.0 over the longer course, 21/25 in Tier 2 4+ (roughly IM1/2), their time would have put them 9/20 in Tier 3 (IM2/3 in old money).

    Thanks to everyone who helped out with boating over the weekend, we couldn't host the 100+ clubs that we did without you.


    We'll now be bringing the new LearnToRow intake into the main squad for outings 10am Saturday and Sunday - chaps please create an account on www.fitclub.me and request to join the Cygnet RC group. Once you've done that and been verified, the squad training plan will be available from the availability page. I then need you to indicate weekend availability by clicking the Y/N boxes on the availability page so that we can plan crews in advance and make sure we have enough people to fill the boat.

    Final availabilities for the weekend by Thursday night this week to allow the LTR to get set up on the system. Back to Mon/Tues next week.

    This week:

    Monday Seniors/Novices Erg 3 x 5k
    Tuesday Seniors/Novices Weights with Tim
    Wednesday Seniors/Novices/LTR Erg 30 mins rate 20
    Thursday Seniors/Novices Weights
    Thursday LTR Tank with Alan
    Friday OFF

    Saturday/Sunday Seniors/Novices Outings meet 7am for 7.30 on the water
    Saturday/Sunday Seniors/Novices/LTR Outings meet 9.30am for 10am on the water

    Further ahead:

    2/12 Scullers Head - let me know if you want to race
    9/12 BBL Christmas party
    TBC Plum Puddings Pieces


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