18th July 2017
Not only was a new captaincy elected at the OGM on Tuesday evening but we also unveiled our new 80kg Single scull. So pay attention, there several new names to remember:
Congratulations to Matt Byrne who was elected captain, with Sam Sears taking on the deputy role and Charlie Pretzlik remaining as vice. We wish them well in negotiating the email hell that is the captaincy and for continued success on the water.
Huge thanks of course to the outgoing captain Jez Pugh and his Deputy Nick Rae for all their hard work in the past two years. The club is certainly in pretty good shape thanks to their efforts.
Our new single was also officially named on Tuesday and is called the Golden Oldies. Many members will remember that we previously had a double of that name and older members will even recall the original Golden Oldies themselves - tucked away in Ye White Hart, keeping the barrel ticking-over on a Sunday lunchtime. This name was chosen as a nod to a more recent generation of Cygnet Oldies who have sadly passed away in the last couple of years. It seemed like a fitting way to remember them and we even got one of our current oldies, the venerable Neil Jackson, to take her on her maiden voyage.
Please try not to run her aground before the clocks go back...