Cygnet Weekly News Monday 17th August
24th August 2015
Hi All,Last weekend we at Royal Oxford City at what was probably the last regatta of the season with Anna, Nick R, Cris and Robin and me racing the ever competitive Nov 4+ and Sid and Sharon Elite Mx 2x. Sid and Sharon comfortably saw off their first round opponents before come across a couple of giants in the semis who were in the end just to big.
Nov 4+ rowed through Wadham College (half our age, half our power) in the semi final to win by a couple of lengths before losing by 3 lengths to Merton College in the final (half our age, twice our size). Coming home with pots would have been great but the crew has shown steady improvement over the season making 3 finals and surely it's a matter of time (and hard work) to turn a final appearance into a win. Thanks to Sue for knocking us into shape and the Sen 4- for the side by side race experience on Thursday evening.
On the tideway, assorted scullers were taking advantage of some great conditions and lovely weather to hone there skills and get a tan.This week:Outings on Tuesday and Thursday as per Sue's note. Remember put on lights if you are going to be out after 8pm,
Food on Thursday by Jo Broadhurst, send her an email if you want to partake - email@example.comThis Weekend:Saturday - Roll up for Club Day from 1 pm - We've been rather slow signing up, can all those available make the effort to get down to support this and jump into boats with the lovely girls of BBL and enjoy burger and beers before during and after. Please complete the online poll if you can so we can gauge numberAnother Special Note for LTR- can we all look to promote the Learn to Row starting on the 7th Sept through our contacts, work, etc. The more people we get into it the better chance we have of building the squads for the winter season. There are posters in the club house ready to be posted around the area as well. Pairs Head: Let's get as many crews as we can on the water. So far we have Charlie, Cris, Laurent, Raph, Gareth and myself definitely signed up. Let me know if you want to enter so we can arrange crews, boats, training, and side by side racing in the run up for 10th October.Availability: The spreadsheet has been extended to the end of the year, so get your availability for September at least up to date
22nd August: Club Day for blue on blue action and BBQ
7th September: Start of Learn to Row,
19/20th September: Sculling Camp, Learn to single scull/swim in in incomparable setting of the Cygnets Bungalow at Shepperton Lock
3rd October: Rhine Marathon10th October: Pairs Head - start looking for your partner!
7th November - Fours Head
8th November - Vet Fours Head5th December - Scullers HeadThat's all for now, see you at Club Day.