Cygnet Weekly News
11th April 2016
Excellent outings on the Tideway this weekend. Two 4- crews were practicing their racing starts and getting from 0 to 60 in 16 strokes followed up with a sprint erg session in the tank. And an array of pairs, doubles, singles and a 4- out today in choppy conditions but hey the spring sunshine more than makes up for a few waves...
The regatta season gets underway in a couple of weeks with Hammersmith regatta on the 24th. Following last week's squad meeting I've created a new page for the online availability spreadsheet listing the local regattas and the ones further afield that we are usually represented at. All those who want to race, can you look at the sheet and mark up those regattas you can make and want to race in. The captaincy can plan our training and the logistics to get to those regattas. With the number of people on the water and training we should aim for a minimum of two novices fours at our target regattas doubling up as a novice 8. Can the seniors let me know what there plans/wishes are. We can put together some high quality masters crews, we just need to pick the regattas where we have enough availability. And can those wanting to race in singles also please mark on the spreadsheet the events they want to go for.
Next weekend is Sculling Camp. River levels upstream have been falling and with this week's forecast I'm confident it wont be disrupted by the conditions. We will load the trailer on Thursday evening so need a team of people to help with de rigging and loading.
So this week...
Tues Erg: 30 mins r 20 feet out
Thursday: Squad erg, 4 x 1000m r 26, 28, 30, 32 4 mins rest followed by boat loading. Bring rigger jiggers if you have one.
Weekend: Sculling Camp at Hamhaugh Island. Rowing proceedings start at 10:30am on Saturday. There's been a good response and it should be a great weekend on and off the water. There will be no squad outings on the Tideway next weekend.
Hammersmith Regatta 24th April,
Chiswick Regatta 30th April
Crews wanting to enter either of these races can they let me know asap so I can get entries in and make sure we've coxes lined up.
That's all for now
See you at Cygnets bungalow,