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Cygnet update 9th November

9th November 2015

Busy busy weekend on the water at the weekend in wild and windy conditions. We had 2 crews racing in Vet 4s Head, Mas B 4- (Bart, Gav, Jez, Ian) were 3rd in category (podium finish) and 36th overall, Mas C 4x (Simon, Tom, Rob W, Charlie ) 6th in category, 162 overall (out of 207 starters). The river was seriously rough from Hammersmith to Putney and it took guts from all the crews to get through it. Rowers are all tough guys and gals.

Well done to Rob on his first ever race and to Charlie and Tom for their first race in a quad. Thanks to Simon who was super sub for Cris on the day. 

And a first for our newest recruits as appropriately on 4s Head weekend they had their first outing in a 4. Wobbly aren't they? 

Lots of activity in the clubhouse on both days, vodka consumption hit record levels thanks to Stefan and Warsaw RC. Stefan is an old Cygnet returning to race on the Tideway and trying to build amateur rowing on Poland. Maybe we'll row the head of the vistula one day...

This week...

Tues 7 15pm Circuits with Maxi at Cavendish School. Good turn out last week, let's keep the momentum going.
Thurs 7pm Squad erg night 2 x 4.5 k r 20 with 4 x r 30-32 bursts in each. 90 secs rest between the 2 pieces.

Scullers Head is the next big race on the 5th December. We have 8 entries so far, so we'll organise a sculling pod to do race training each weekend. Timing will depend on the tides trying to avoid high water and busy river. Sunday is always quieter, before the committee meeting at 10am could work. I'll confirm soon, but can those scullers who want to join in put that on the spreadsheet.
And if anyone wants to join the pod in a 2x or 2- feel free.
Outing plan will be published on Thursday so get your availability up to date on the spreadsheet.

Finally, for all the new guys, there is a committee meeting on Sunday where we will vote in new (and returning) members. We'd love you all to join, so if you've not already done so , fill in the membership form and get it pinned on the board in the changing rooms and by Sunday 1pm, you'll be a Cygnet!!!!
(If you've misplaced the form then you can download them from the website).

Have a good week,

Author: Neil Pickford


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