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Cygnet Rowing Club
on the Tideway since 1890
CSSC Sports and Leisure

XCVIII Deneb Captain's Log

8th June 2021

Dear Cygnets,

Hope everyone had a good weekend, is doing well and enjoying the good weather.

This weekend we went to our first event after almost two years. Peterborough on Sunday. It felt sooo nice to race again, good weather ideal conditions, great atmosphere, ice creams, but my goodness how long was 1 kilometre! In the we had a  4+ (Megan, Rupert, Cris, Matt B, Mustafa) and a 2x (Matt G, Ross), the double made it into the B Final and the 4+ won the C Final. In the afternoon we had a 4x ( Rupert, Matt G, Mustafa, Matt B) - and 2 singles (Ross and Cris) . Ross won the C Final. At the end: two C Final wins and one boat in the B Final, no pots but a lot of fun. (Check the social media for pictures)

Well done and Congratulations to everyone! Big Thank You to everyone who made it possible to be there, Megan for coxing, coaches (Beth & Charlie), volunteers loading/unloading the trailer, Sarah P for driving the boats there. We are on a good path and let's keep up the good work and let's aim for the next stop... Richmond.

Please update your availability for the training sessions and races in fitclub - so we can plan best. (Little reminder the cut off for outings - is Sunday noon for the weekdays Weds for the Weekend. )

Self-Organised outings: As previously, book your slots in the excel file.

Light over Hammersmith Bridge - please check this link: https://www.cygnet-rc.org.uk/post-hammersmith_bridge_lights.html
Don't forget: Navigation & Conditions ( always worth to check)

Boats/equipment: Don't forget to do the Pre and Post outings checks. This is the responsibility of everyone. If there is something wrong please report it to the captaincy and if it is fixable do it at the moment.

Learn to row:
Starting 19th of June please spread the word - Once they get on the water we will need volunteers to sit the boats and support the sessions, please make yourself available.

Others things:
Big Row - Please take a look and share your thoughts if you want to take part.

We are aiming for Richmond on the day but we got an invitation for The Desborough Challenge - A time trial and skills race for recreational / touring rowers. Share your thoughts if you want to take part.

And I think this is everything for the moment 😉

Have a nice day


Dates for your diary:

  • June 19th - Learn to row starts. Still places available so please spread the word.
  • June 26th - Richmond Regatta - Please update your availability
  • June 26th - The Desborough Challenge
  • July 3rd - Chiswick Regatta 
Author: Neil Pickford


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