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Deneb Captain's Log XII

9th October 2018

Guten Tag Cygnets !!!!!

I hope everyone had a fantastic racing weekend!

Pairs Head:
LONDON Wet, Wild, Windy , Matt couldn't describe it better. Congratulations to all CYG and BBL racing crews, for their results in these tough conditions; especially our Cyg 2x (Gareth and Simon), who missed the pennant by 0.7s. Well done Everyone and Huge Thanks to all volunteers, launch drivers, marshals, attendees, and the Ladies for their fantastic catering offering warm beverages.

CYG Times: Pairs Head Results

201/ Open 2x Masters C Simon & Gareth 15:17.
853 / Open 2- Intermediate Sam & Scott 16:02.6

Rhein Marathon:
DUSSELDORF A few km away it was another story Sunny, Dry, Warm conditions, a few waves and slow water so a little more effort than usual was required for the 43km row. But still below the 3h for both crews: 02:45:07 (Mike C, Nick W ,Tom B, Katy B & Fabien) vs 02:48:52 (Neil P, Cris C ,Anna C, Marj I and Tichel). Well done!!! Both boats merged afterwards in a strong Eating/Drinking/Dancing Squad leaded by Mike and Alan partying with the youngsters until late (and because they close the venue).

Vielen Dank to our Benrath friends for hosting us another year and huge thanks to Marj for organizing. Looking forward to the next one, we might need to go back and see if Mike C is right and this was the "worst" Rhein Marathon ever 😉 

Enjoy the fantastic pics from both events in our social media.

This week Training as per plan:

5km @ R26 /
Conditioning and Stretching. LTR will be there as well so please share the space and let some of the ergs free (6/7) starting from the door.

Weights Core , warm up properly pair with someone who was there in the introduction focus on technique.

Erg 2 x 30' @ R18 approx. 30' R20 + 6s / 2 mins rest
Conditioning and Stretching.

Next Week Tuesday we will start Circuits in the Cavendish School with Maxi.

Head Races before Christmas has been updated in fitclub, so please update availability so we can start selecting crews. Outings Will Follow , Please update availability by Wednesday Noon.

Thursday social: As per Rupert's email, Tom B is cooking please let him know if you are staying for Food.

And don't forget,  as per Stu's email, 10th November Henley Lunch. Lovely venue, lovely menu and lovely people, what else ? Don't miss it.

Have a nice Tuesday and have a better week


PS: Parking: Just a reminder that the car park behind Emanuel boathouse is in fact Emanuel's car park and that space there will be more limited with the arrival soon of a school minibus, so please keep it free.

Dates for your Diary:

Author: Neil Pickford


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