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Current Safety Notices

River issues this weekend
20th September 2018

Lighting-up time
9th September 2018

Barrier Closures
7th September 2017

PLA Notices to Mariners - Upper River Notices

U1 of 2019
Horse Reach (Upper) - Richmond Rail Bridge - Arch Closures

U17 of 2018
Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2018-19 Head of the River Closures

U11 of 2018
Barn Elms Reach - Putney Embankment Construction Works

Captain's Log

Latest news, requests, moans and cajoling from the skipper

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  • Deneb Captain's Log XXV

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 16th January 2019

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone had a great weekend! Sorry for the delay. Thank you all who made it to the Squad meeting last Thursday and submitted the questionare.

    Main Points:

    • We row because it is fun and we want to compete. If you want to be fit and be competitive in Summer, it starts now. We are going to focus mostly in 8ís until the end of March. So please load availability for through to March onto Fitclub, so the we can start working out how the race crewsare likely to stack up). Crew selection (this also applies for the Summer) will be base on Training (ergs, ergs score, attitude) and Availability.

    Some Basic Rules & 2019 Resolutions:

    • Availability & Reliability: As mentioned, please fill in Fitclub, It helps to organize things better. If you have put yourself as available you come down.
    • Punctuality: This is a must. Meeting 7.15 means ready at 7.15 to have chat and hands on.
    • Boat Handling/Equipment: Please be careful with the boats. Check lists ( for pre/during outings) have been sent. If you see, feel something wrong,Öseeing, saying, sorted, so it can be fixed asap.
    • Safety: Since everyone is a potential cox, steerman, please check the tideway navigation rules. Mind the buoys, badges, donít stop at the crossing points and be careful out there. Letís aim for a 2019 without incidents.

    Training this week: Same as last one 😉

    Tuesday:
    Circuits with Maxi : We had a great session yesterday eve! Hope to see more of you there next week.

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

    Thursday:
    Erg 2x(3k/2k/1k), R18/20/22, 2 mins rest (UT2/1)
    Conditioning circuit and stretching

    Outings This Weekend:
    Will follow. Donít forget subs and race fees are due now

    Social Thursday:
    Probably pub !

    Have a nice day and a better rest of week.

    Cris

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  • Deneb Captain's Log XXIV

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 8th January 2019

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone had a great weekend! Good Sculling Sessions on the Weekend, letís get little by little a nice training rhythm. Thanks to Laurent for helping on Sunday.

    As mentioned before, please load availability for at least the rest of January onto Fitclub, (ideally through to March if you can, so the we can start working out how the race crews are likely to stack up)

    And thank you all of you who had fill in the questionnaire, if you haven't done already please do so. (if is there any problem to open it please let me know). I'd like to have a squad meeting this Thursday 19.00 club bar so we can go through this.

    Subs and Race Fees:

    As per previous email, Annual subscriptions and race fees are now due. Also as per Mattís email, he has set up a direct debit service for subs and race fees. If you wish to take advantage of this facility, please see the details on the Subs page

    Social

    I will be cooking this Thursday, so please let me know by Weds eve latest, if you are staying for food afterouting/erg.

    Training this week:

    Tuesday:
    Circuits with Maxi : (Conditioning Training). Can everyone please bring a towel and a drink to each session. 19:15pm Cavendish School, Edensor Road, Chiswick W4 2RG. If you go direct to the school be there at 19:10. If you go via the club, people will be leaving there no later than 19.00.

    Alternative (4 x 6' @ R24, 3' rest, approx. 5k pace)

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

    Thursday:
    2x(3k/2k/1k, R18/20/22, 2 mins rest (UT2/1)

    Conditioning circuit and stretching

    Outings This Weekend: will follow

    Have a nice Tuesday and a better week.

    Cris

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  • Deneb Captain's Log XXIII. Happy New Year

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 3rd January 2019

    Dear Cygnets,

    Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas Break and you are back with new resolutions, loads of positive energy and getting ďlittle by littleĒ into the training rhythm. We need to start to lose these extra pounds 😊 and get fit for the Head Races and Summer.

    Please load availability for at least the rest of January onto Fitclub, (ideally through to March if you can, so the we can start working out how the race crews are likely to stack up).

    Thank you all of you who had fill in the questionare, if you haven't done already please do so. (if is there any problem to open it please let me know). I'd like to have a squad meeting next Thursday 19.00 club bar so we can go through this.

    Subs:

    Annual subscriptions are now due:

    • £330 for CSSC members.
    • £400 for everyone else.

    Also as per Mattís email, he has set up a direct debit service for subs and race fees. If you wish to take advantage of this facility, please sign up in the link to register your bank account details and send him an email to confirm: 

    • Annual, £335/£406 in Jan
    • Half Yearly, £170/£206 in Jan and July
    • Quarterly, £85/£103 in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct
    • Monthly £29/£35

    Race Fees
    Race Fees were due in Dec 2018.

    Training This Week:

    Thursday:
    Erg 3 x 10' @ R20, approx. 5k+3s, 5' rest
    or
    Erg 4k/3k/2k/1k continuous, R18/20/22/24, UT1

    Outings This Weekend:

    Saturday: Meeting 7.15 - 7.30 OTW /Show and Row, we'll try to get you out in boats where we can.
    Sunday: Meeting 7.15 - 7.30 OTW /Show and Row, we'll try to get you out in boats where we can.

    Have a nice day, a better rest of the week and see you all soon.

    Cris

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