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Cygnet Rowing Club
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Cygnet update 16th November

16th November 2015

Wild, wet and windy weekend on the Tideway. But that didn't deter our brave boys. Excellent 8+ outing in the rain on Saturday, good mileage for our new recruits getting up to Syon House for the first time. Great to see Hamish back on the water. The wind was the challenge on Sunday gusting close to 40mph so another new experience for our rowing academy graduates and challenging for Scott B on his first water outing. Afterwards 5 scullers made it against the headwind to the Pink House, excellent tough training for Scullers Head.

And we voted in 8 new members at the committee meeting on Sunday so welcome and I hope you have a great time on the river and as part of the club. The offer of captains beers for new members still stands, if you are down for the Squad Erg on Thursday, that's a good way to rehydrate...

This Week:

Tuesday 7:15 Circuits with Maxi at Cavendish School.

Thursday 7pm Squad Erg 2 x 25 mins @ R20 incl. 4 x 1 min @ 24,26,28,30 (2 min rest) Long erg to build strength and stamina - stay on for food, Sian in cooking sian_kunert@hotmail.co.uk and captain will buy you beer. What not to like.


Outing plan to be sent out on Friday am, get your availability on the sheet by Wednesday please, there are a few gaps at the moment.

Sculling Pod: High tide is at 9:12 on Saturday and 10:30 on Sunday so the best time for sculling would from 2 hours after that - 11am Saturday and 12:30 on Sunday. Scullers let me know what you prefer to do, there's not much time before the race, I certainly would be up for rowing the course on Sunday at 12:30.

Further Ahead

5th December 11am Sculler Head - 7 Cygnets have their entries accepted, 3 debutants, it's a tough race so support is very welcome.

Plum Puddings - A race like social row organised by Quintin RC, probably on the 19th December should be a first opportunity for racing for our new recruits. Get fit and get as much time as you can on the water to have a good first race experience.


Get your warm winter Cygnet kit from Godfrey now - look good, go faster, stay warm!!!

Click onto the links below for details. A splash top, fleecy leggings and long sleeve top will get you through the winter. If we order together, we get stuff cheaper.

URL: http://godfrey.co.uk/club/cygnetrc

Order Deadline: 29th November

There are some useful links to pass on here:



Have a good week, see you Thursday.


Author: Neil Pickford


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