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Cygnet Weekly News Monday 3rd August

4th August 2015

Hi Cygnets,At the weekend the club was well represented at Henley Town and Visitors regatta with 4 combos on the water and a spot of blue on blue action in the Mas B 2x.Dave F was our rowing (should that be roving) reporter and reports that:

2- were v competitive ay IM1 by all accounts. V close 2nd (less than 1/2 a length) in a 3 boat race. Pulling back on them, and would have clinched it if they'd had another 200m to race.

2xs reported that they enjoyed themselves at Mas.B. Both well beaten by the RAF, bit Laurent & Raph easily won the inter-Cygnet tussle for 2nd. Charlie & Cris did well for their first race.

4- had a good start, side-by-side with both other crews, until we got too side-by-side, clashed, stopped, race halted, Upper Thames disqualified (right outside their boathouse). Rerow, another good start, but Stratford-upon-Avon were too good for us and won by 2.5 lengths.

So great experience for Charlie and Cris and as a bonus Charlie passed his Cygnet trailer towing practical, so he now has a job for life. Special mention for Bart who after racing at HT&V was up at 4am to compete Ride London and complete the 100 miles in 4 hours 48mins. So it was quiet on the Tideway apart from some light social sculling for Matt, Robin, Guy, Sid and myself.Oxford City regatta on the 15th is the last one of the summer season we are planning to get to. Nov 4+ has been entered in morning and afternoon races so a getting as many outings as poss beforehand will pay dividends in the races. So outings this week...Tuesday - Cris, Nick, Charlie and John S look like a 4+ with Claudia coxing to me (tbc be Sue) (Note if taking the Pickford which is our only available 4+, it needs to be taped over the hull damage by the fin box). If there are any boats left on the trailer can you get down early and unload them and re rig them please. Thursday - Jez, Robin, Cris, Nick, (Oxford 4+) and Dave, Matt (2x, 2- 2 x 1x ???) Sian is cooking, sign up with her if you are staying. (sian_kunert@hotmail.co.uk)

No regattas this weekend so we should have a good turn out on the Tideway.
Coming up:

15/16th August: Mas Nov 4+ and Nov 4+ entered, any other takers???
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 Head
5th December - Scullers Head
We are 5 weeks away from the Learn to Row which is being run jointly with Barnes Bridge so an added bonus to would be Cygnets. We want to make a big push to recruit likely lads to swell the squad for the winter season and for the head races after Christmas. If you have any good ideas about how to spread the word, at work, online, in the local community, please let Nick R and me know. We will be updating the web site with a more hard sell approach to Cygnet and the LTR and using Twitter and Facebook to get the word out, we will keep you up to date with what's what.
One final thing, bit of a nag but... there have been a couple of adverse comments about the state of the club house and the kitchen area in particular, so can we all do our bit and make sure we leave it tidier than we found it. If we want potential recruits to hang around we want to make a good first impression. Why dont those staying for supper on Thursday have a quick blitz clearing out bins, and generally tidying the place up,
See ya'll soonSkip,
Author: Jeremy Pugh


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