Cygnet Bugle Weekly
12th August 2016
Chaps and Chappess
Report from HT&V Regatta does not include any pewter I'm sorry, but the Nov 4+ gets closer to glory but continues the habit of coming up against the eventual winners in the first round. Anna, Jez, Scott, Cris and Robin were have with a large and powerful RAF crew (who hadn't organised the Red Arrows as hoped) and rowed pretty much side by side with them only to loose by 2/3 length in by far the fastest semi final. RAF went on to win comfortably in the from Twickenham and Oxford Green Templeton college. There was no denying that they had more power so it was a reflection of our superior technique that we held them so close. The Mas C 4x came up against a very tidy Mas B Oxford Academicals crew who rather left us for dead but it was good to give Ben H his first race in Cygnet colours. On Sunday it was great to see John Stockdale back in a boat after an injury enforce layoff, it's just like riding a bike isn't it.
Saturday August 20th Oxford City Regatta - last regatta of the season, we will be selecting crews in the next couple of days, if you want to be in it then update the regatta page on spreadsheet....
Lacking a signed off steer so its fun on the ergo ( I'll see if I can find one)
For your delectation:
Erg: 2 x 2k + 1 x 1k [max effort - 5 min break] Scott, Rob A, AJ, Ben, John S
Water: 2 x 20mins [@ r18-20]
4+Jez (c), Rob, Scott, John S, Ben
Saturday 8am Squad outings
Sunday 8:30 Squad outings
Now we've moved into August there is a whole new availability spreadsheet to fill, it's looking a bit thin at the moment.
3rd September Start of the next Learn to Row course. Do you have any friends or colleagues who you could persuade to join???
I'll be posting a schedule for the 8 week course including the volunteers we will need for each session, please be ready to sign up and help bring on the next generation Cygnets
4th September Club Day - more details to follow from Cris
9/10/11 September Sculling Camp
1st October Rhine Marathon in lovely Dusseldorf -more details to follow, this is one of the 5 Pillars of Cygnet, pilgramage we must all make at least once in our lives.
16th October Pair Head on the Tideway - start thinking if you want to enter and who you want to enter with, this is our next big race day after Oxford City
I think that's about it for now,
Have a good week one and all