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Captain's Log 02/07

2nd July 2018

Racing news:
It was a glorious sunshine-y day for Richmond Regatta on Saturday and the regatta was opened by a Novice 8+ contest between Cygnet and Kingston. Unfortunately for the boys in blue, the scratch Cygnet crew ended up on the wrong side of a 3ft verdict after 1250m of nail-biting side by side action. A flotilla of fours competed later in the day and the XL Meatwagon (Scott, Ian, Nick, Sam, Gigi) came away with the pewterware in Tier 1 4+

Please get the fitclub filled in up to 12th August (or beyond) by Sunday night so the captaincy can assess the summer regatta programme and start to plan crews.

300 Club
A reminder that the 300 Club is Cygnet's main fundraiser for purchasing the shiny new boats and fittings that everyone enjoys using. It is generally expected that all active members will have at least a couple of tickets so that the fleet can be renewed on a regular basis.

The 2018-19 season kicks off with the first draw at Henley on Friday. Each ticket is £10 and will gain you entry into every draw made in the season.

Prize draws offer wins of £25, £40, £60, £100.

So, for example, if you set up a standing order for £5/month, you will get 6 tickets for the year, entered into each draw.

Please let Guy duPB know if you have sent him money for tickets.

Farewell to Magnus who returns to Sweden today. First airing of the newly arrived Cygnet racing kit in the 3 ft defeat in the eight on Saturday, and then had the kit baptised by the Connaught whilst out in the quad on Sunday. We hope you find a nice place to row in Malmö, and can follow in the footsteps of the great Lassi Karonen.

The new Learn to Row course has started. Additional members welcome if you know anyone who wants to learn to row.

There will be another course in September. Email Cris for details.

Scheduled Outings this week

Monday 19.00
1x :BDF (SCamp), Cris (P2P),
2- (RGB): Ian/Nick (RGB)

Tuesday 19.00
2x (300Club): Gareth, Simon
4x+: Barry, Eric, Julian, Rupert, Tom, coached by Matt
2- (Hamo) or 1x (P2P) - Cris

Wednesday 19.00
1x Cris (P2P)
Alex (GOldies)

Thursday daytime
BDF - 1x (SCamp)

Thursday 19.00
8+ (Marj) Vasil, Alex, Niall, Cris, Nick, Ian, Robin, Sam, Marj
4x+ Ashley, Eric, Julian, Kay, Mustafa, coached by Matt

Saturday 07.30
2x (300Club): Gareth, Simon

Saturday 10.00
4x (Alan Cox): Simon + any other seniors who want a paddle. Email Simon to organise.

Sunday 08.00
2x (300Club): Gareth, Simon

Novice squad weekend outings to be released on Thursday. Availabilities finalised by Wednesday night please; be sensible about Saturday outings if you're planning to be at Henley on Friday ...

Dates for your diary
Fri 6th July 12.00
Henley Friday @ Old Blades - please also see the attachment from the Club Historian

Tues 17th July 09.00-15.00
Barnes Primary Rowing Day

Tues 17th July 20.15
Cygnet Ordinary General Meeting - to elect the 2018-19 Captaincy in the bar.

Sat 8th Sept
Club Day Regatta

Sat 15 Sept - Sun 16th Sept
Sculling Camp @ Shepperton

As at 1800hrs on June 27th 2018, the following dates were still available:

  • 5pm Sun 29th July to 5pm Thurs 2nd Aug 4 nights @ £72 p.n. = £288
  • 5pm Sun 5th Aug to 2pm Sun 12th Aug Complete week =£360
  • 7pm Tues 14th Aug to 2pm Sun 19th Aug 4 nights @ £72 p.n. = £288
  • 5pm Sun 9th Sept to 2pm Fri 14th Sept 4 nights @ £54 p.n. = £216 (prior to Scamp)
  • 5pm Sun 16th Sept to 2pm Weds 19th Sept 3 nts @ £54 p.n. = £162 (after Scamp)
  • Oct, Nov, all weeks are available at £270pw

Email Derek to reserve your dates!


Author: Neil Pickford


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