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Captain's Log 09/10

11th October 2017

Racing Post

A wet, windy, wintery day on the Rhine to make a change from the recent scorchers. Hoping for a sunnier one next year.

Rhine Marathon Results:
1. Cygnet Mas.C.4x/3.5x: 2h28 (Nick, Nick , Matt, BDF, Tichel )
A 9-minute PB for the club captain despite rowing the final 8km of the race with one blade. Maybe there is something to BDF's pre-race Fanta regime after all.

2. BBL W.Mas.F.4x : 2h34 (Phillippa, Jo, Ali, Jackie, Florian)
Gold medals for winning their category. Congratulations from all at Cygnet.

3. Cyg/BBL Mix.Mas.C.4x: 2h42 (Marj, Sue A nna , Cris, Neil, A. Steuermann)
A cracking debut race for supersub Anna, the mixed crew unfortunately suffered the worst of the wind on the day.

Sadly, many pigs lost their lives to provide sustenance for the party over the weekend , washed down with copious amounts of Altbier, Killepitsch, Applepitsch and Fanta.

Big thanks to the cheer squad of Julian S, Alan, Sian, Rob, Anna Sue , Lars, and Liz for their support, and to RG Benrath for their magnificent hospitality.

Official photos here (and on Facebook once I get round to sifting for Cygnet-themed ones)



Availability by Tuesday night please, for weekend outing plans. http://www.fitclub.me/club/dashboard?clubId=15

This week :

Monday - Ergs: 3 x 6 km UT2 , 90s rest
Tuesday - Strength and conditioning , refresher from TIM for those who missed the previous iterations.
Wednesday - Ergs: 15 x 500m in pairs, AT
Thursday - Strength and conditioning
Friday - Off
Saturday - Outing 7am, Squad meeting 9am, Pairs Head 12noon
Sunday - Outings 7am, 10am

Further Ahead :

Cygnet Henley Lunch, 28 October - see Stu/Cris emails for details
Veterans Fours Head, 11 November
Fours Head, 12 November (Minimum of 5 crew points)
Scullers Head, 2 December

Matt Byrne

Author: Neil Pickford


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