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Captain's Log 12/03

13th March 2018

Racing News:

Despite a forecast of wall to wall rain, a dry breezy HORR on Sunday saw Cygnet finish with a time of 21:16, 238th overall. Going off second in div5, Cambridge 99s came past early on, but nothing else threatened our serene progress towards the finish. The consensus view was of a good row, not bad for a scratch crew with only 1 outing under their belts.

A very large thank you to everyone who helped out with boating and hospitality over the weekend, with a special mention for Tom who seemed to be doing every job that came along.

This week:

Monday - weights
Tuesday - off
Wednesday - weights
Thursday - erg - 30 mins rate 24. + food from Sian - let her know if you're staying <sian_kunert[at] hotmail.co.uk>
Friday - off
Saturday - outings 7 & 10
Sunday - outings 7 & 10

Availabilities to be finalised by 8pm Wednesday, please!

Vets Head 25th March

Cygnet has entered a Masters "E" crew into the vets head. Draw should be out tomorrow evening.:

Paul R, Andy R, Nick R, Nick W, Iain G, Mike C, Jeremy P, Cris C, coxed by Hannah S from BBLRC.

There will be a call for boating helpers upcoming; please come and help (and cheer on the crew after, followed by drinks in the bar.) Our friends from Rudergesellschaft Benrath are also coming over from Germany to race (and drink in the bar).

Sculling Camp 7-8 April

We are still looking for a trailer towing person for Scamp on 6th-8th April, please let me know if you can help out. More details and sign-up sheet to follow.

Future Plans:

Not enough interest for a novice VIII at the Veterans Head, so we're going straight into regatta training. Expect lots of standing starts and multiple short pieces of up to 5 minutes each.

We have a good series of local regattas, every Saturday from 28th April to 26th May, so please get an idea of your availabilities into fitclub until the end of May to help the captaincy with crew selection and planning.

For the seniors, there is also the opportunity of Wallingford Regatta on Sunday 6th May.

I'm expecting the bulk of the HORR 8 to get some good quality outings in over the next six weeks; and with the return of Ian and Scott to the squad the club can test itself against the big boys over 2km. (Availabilities, please!)

If we commit to racing, Gareth has promised to do some coaching.

And finally

If you weren't still in the bar after 8pm on race day, you're not only letting yourself down, but you're letting the club down!


Author: Neil Pickford


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