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Cygnet update 26th October

26th October 2015

Fun on and off the river at the weekend. 

On Saturday we held our annual lunch in the hallowed surroundings of Leander RC in Henley. Many generations of Cygnets present including Ronnie Lambe who joined the club in 1947, plus guests from BBL RC our guest speaker Robert Treharne Jones (The Voice of Rowing) and Tichel from Ruder Gessellschaft Benrath.

Katie M organised an all star crew packed full of ex captains to go out with Tichel on the Tideway at a very civilised hour in lovely autumn sunshine. Before that our GFAR grads were out again exploring previously unknown stretches of the river beyond Hammersmith Bridge and then rowing all 8 from Harrods back to the club and getting 300 or so strokes in in the process. Thanks to Robin (especially), Tom, Cris and Iain G for helping out with the outing.

This Week:

Tuesday 7:15 Circuits with Maxi at Cavendish School, Edensor Road. Make up for last week by putting double the effort in.

Thursday:Squad Erg: 50 min tower, 5 x 4' r20, 3' r22, 2' r24, 1'r26 (in one go) to build up an appetite for Captn's Chicken Curry afterwards...

Saturday:Senior outings at 8, focus on the Vet 4s Head Crews (4x Charlie, Cris, Tom & Rob, 4- Bart, Gav, Jez, Ian)

Other outing TBS

GFAR squad outing at 10 (get the spreadsheet updated to get a seat in the boat!) (will be looking for willing helpers to boat sit/cox...)

Sunday:More 4s Head Training outing times TBS
GFAR squad outing at 10 (will be looking for willing helpers to boat sit/cox...)

Crews and outing times will be confirmed by Friday noon. 


Saturday 7th Nov 4s Head at 12:45- come and watch some seriously good crews battle in out and see how many GB rowers you can spot

Sunday 8th Nov - Vets 4s Head at 13:45 - 2 Cygnet crews to come and cheer

Saturday 5th December - Scullers Head. We will look to organise sculling pods a suitable non peak times at the weekends in the run up to the event to get some serious race training against each other.

That's all for now, have a good week, see you for the killer erg on Thursday.


Author: Neil Pickford


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