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Captain' Log: Issue 22

3rd October 2022

Good afternoon (Guten Abend from Benrath) Cygnet, this is your Captain speaking

It was a delight to see so many of you at last week’s ball in what was a fantastic evening of celebration and excellent company - all in all a memorable knees up. Huge thanks to the team behind the scenes who put in an immense effort to make it such an auspicious occasion - thank you all.

Thanks too, to all of you who came from near and far, it was great to see so many old friends and some very long overdue reunions. We celebrated BBLRC’s centenary, toasted a lifetime of achievement and contribution from BBLRC President Rubina Curtis and bid farewell to our dear Marj, celebrating her immense successes and efforts for Cygnet - thank you Marj!

You will have seen a select few pictures from the evening via the website and the full set of pictures is available here, should you wish to view or upload your own.


This weekend sees a healthy contingent return to our very good friends at RG Benrath – we are excited to be back and ready to race in the 2022 Rhine Marathon with three crews of Cygnet and BBLs taking to the German waters. Best of luck to all crews - good odds now being offered in the three way sweepstake.

Mixed Quad BBL/CYG Composite – 62
Cox: Tichel, Anna Barkemeyer, Anna Constantini, Samantha Bailey, Rupert Bailey

    Mens coxed Four – 78
    Cox:Kett, Cris cabrera, Mustafa Özyurt, Matt Byrne, Matt Gutteridge

      Veteran Quad –119
      Cox: Mucha, Neil Pickford, Martin Drage, Tom Broadhurst, Nick Wylie,

        PAIRS HEAD

        Pairs Head also returns this weekend with plenty of visiting crews we are expecting a thriving Hard and busy boathouse.

        Very best of luck to Iain Golder & Brad Bryant representing Cygnet in Pairs Head, going off Crew Number 57 as a Masters E 2-. From the boathouse and from Germany we will be cheering you on.

        Please do sign up to help for a slot with boating or traffic for an hour or so - every little helps and is greatly appreciated. A few extra Cygnet hands will be a very great help.

        Learn To Row. Spread the Word – 9 October

        Our Learn to Row Sunday 9 October is launching next weekend, please spread the word far and wide, we are very keen for a healthy intake this autumn so please to share across your local and professional networks as we look to grow the club and build Cygnet momentum. Please contact Henrik / see the attached for more details.

        Committee Vacancies

        We are still looking to fill two crucial vacancies on the Cygnet Committee: Secretary and Social Secretary, please get in touch if you think you might be interested and able to help with the running of the club and our social scene.

        Two pivotal roles that help keep the club running in some form or other: Volunteers urgently needed.

        Racing Calendar



        Off-Season: Monday 20th March – Monday 10th April

        Author: Neil Pickford


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