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Cygnet Weekly Update: Monday 13th July 2015

13th July 2015


A relatively short and sweet one from me, as it's getting late.

There were Cygnets racing on the Friday and Saturday just gone, at Henley Masters Regatta. Unfortunately both our Mas.B 2- and Mas.B 4+ came up against some tough opposition and were knocked out (turns out that "US Veterans RC" are veterans of US rowing, rather than the Vietnam Vets we'd hoped for). However, both races were hard-fought, with overlap for most of the course, and next year, with a few more training outings... This was Cygnet's first time at Henley Masters for many years, and it's right next to Old Blades, on a lovely stretch of river, with a really friendly atmosphere, so hopefully we can make it a fixture.

Looking ahead, we have St Neots coming up on 25th and 26th of this month. We're in the process of finalising entries, with the focus on getting as many of us as many races as possible - including mixed boats with BBL. I'll send round our final entries when they're confirmed later this week. You've just about got time to make yourself available if you haven't already.

Speaking of which, if you want to come to the House of Lords for our 125th reception on Friday evening - and who on earth wouldn't - and you haven't yet booked, you might just about be in with a shout if you email Paul Rawkins (copied in) absolutely asap.

This week

Tues evening - outings (no set outings)

Squad Erg - 10k (2k @24, 2k @22, 2k @24, 2k @26, 2k @24).

Thurs evening - outings, as per Sue's email.

Thurs evening - there may be food after outings if anyone volunteers this week.

Fri evening - Reception in the House of Lords.

Sat & Sun morning outings - Sue's away on holiday, so a doubly strong plea from me to update your availability, as I'll be setting crews for the weekend and next week.

Next week

Please make a note of next Tuesday (21st) the Cygnet Ordinary General Meeting, 8.15pm, in the bar. Please try and come along if you can, as your incoming captaincy will welcome your support, and I can pretty much guarantee that the bar bell will be rung.



Author: David French


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