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

Captain's Log: Issue3

13th August 2021

Good Evening Cygnets, this your Captain speaking.

Huge thanks to all involved in the graduation event for the Learn to Row this week, a great evening of racing and socialising so thanks to all involved. A very special thank you to all who have helped out during the course to make it a success and in particular to Beth, Charlotte and Laurent for their work in organising, coaching and coxing the event. We are very hopeful that a good number will join our ranks and be rowing with the squad very soon.

Outings and land training will continue over the coming weeks, albeit at a lower intensity and for the select crowd not away enjoying holidays - we will look to get as many people who are around on the water as possible - including our LTR graduates - and make the most of the summer time and quieter waters out on the tideway.

Outings this weekend: Outings will be uncoached this weekend. Timings are as advertised on Fitclub and the usual scheduled boating times. Please keep a good look out on the river and for each other. I am away to the South West for the weekend, Martin will be onsite for Saturday's outing.

Squad Survey: Thanks to those who have responded already, as we develop plans for the next season, please take a moment to complete the survey so we can build a programme to help you and the squad develop and enjoy rowing. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey:https://forms.gle/j18dwympomHMLn5f6

Forthcoming Events:

  • End of Season Celebration: Hog Roast and Beer Festival at the Boathouse Saturday 28 August. Please sign up on Fitclub or email me directly to sign up.
  • Club Day: BBL/Cygnet Club Day picnic and racing Bank Holiday Monday please sign up on Fitclub or directly to register interest. Partners, families and rowing widows welcome.
  • Sculling Camp (S'camp) 10 - 12 September: please register your interest on Fitclub (10 September entry) and also include the days that you plan to attend in the comment section. If you are interested in an early arrival e.g. Thursday please indicate. Assistance will be required for trailer loading and unloading and associated (de)rigging from all who will be attending. https://www.cygnet-rc.org.uk/sspage-news__amp__events-rowing_stuff-sculling_camp52.html
  • The next season will begin, 13 September 2021. The first race of Heads season will be Scullers Head, Saturday 18 September. If you wish to express your interest in racing Scullers Head, please see FitClub / email Cygnet.captain@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing some of you at Henley tomorrow - promises to be a great afternoon at HRR, enjoy the racing and the fizz!

As usual any queries, comments or questions please do get in touch.
Best wishes

Author: Neil Pickford


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