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Cygnet Weekly News Monday 24th August

24th August 2015

Hi All,
Hope you all had a great weekend on and off the water. Thanks for Michelle and team for organising a really fun sociable Club Day and arranging such great weather. When it is as good as it was on Saturday it really makes you appreciate the asset we have in our garden when the sun is shining. We had some semi serious blue on blue double scull racing in lively conditions where everyone was a winner. Modestly prevents me from saying who the ultimate winners were other than it was a good day for Captains...

Although we are in the middle of holiday season, 10 scullers made it to Sid's Sculling Session on Saturday morning. We paddled serenely up to Syon Crossing and then a Head style row back line astern. All agreed that that made us work much harder for longer than we would have done if we'd been on our own. It looks a good formula to get us all braver and stronger and better scullers for Scullers Head and other races.

This Week

As per Sue's note, note a lot of us around on Tuesday and Thursday but if you are going out you need lights at any boating time after 6:30pm.And it's time for the long ergs to start so this week its a 10k piece, record you time as a benchmark for the start of the winter training.


No races, regattas or summer parties, get your availability on the sheet to let Sue put crews together, but the Tideway is quiet so it's a good opportunity to hone sculling skills.
Only 2 weeks to the start of the Learn to Row on the 7th Sept so another plug for us all look to promote it through our contacts, work, etc.
We will need volunteers to support the sessions, especially when we get boats first out on the water. Sian has put together a plan of the sessions which is attached. If can all do a couple of sessions that will go along way to covering the course. Look at the dates and get back to Sian with how you can help.
Coming up:

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 Head
That's all for nowJez
Author: Jeremy Pugh


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