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Cygnet weekly Update

10th July 2017

Hi All,

There was more regatta action at the weekend at Kingston and another win to report. In IM3 Single Sculls Dave French got through his heat comfortably to get to the final where he beat the very experienced sculler Mike de Poali in the final by 2 lengths in a fast time that matched that of the IM1 winner in the next race. Dave clearly has more wins within his reach!!!

The two coxed four crews both record wins in heats but missed out on pots. The Nov 4+ of Anna Niall, Nick and Vasil beat Putney Town and Kingston comfortably in their semi final but came against a very quick Kingston crew in the final. It was side by side till the mid point of the race but Kingston had the stronger finish to take the pewter. The all conquering IM3 4+ of Marj Sam Scott Ian and Robin won through their heat against Oxford Academicals comfortably enough by four lengths but were narrowly beaten by 1 1/3 lengths in a very fast semi final by Vesta who went on win the final against another Vesta crew. But it's good to be slugging it out in very competitive races with the like of Vesta and leaving our other Tideway revivals behind.

Back on the Tideway, we welcomed new cox Catrin Beetham to the club for the summer vaction from Durham University. We are always extremely grateful to coxes and promise to obey her every command and in return she will become super knowledgeable about the Tideway and the racing line when she is coxing for Durham in Head of the River. And welcome too to Ranko Berich. Ranko is from Auckland, NZ and comes with that competitive kiwi spirit so you'd better watch out for him on 2k erg tests.

This week...

Weights session

Meet at 7, OTW at 7:15. Novice outing with Alan (note the change of evening, Alan is not around on Thursday hence the switch of evening). Please update the availability sheet for Wednesday.

7pm Squad ergo - TBC
Any novices wanting to join in please feel welcome to come to this session

Main squad outing, meet at club 7:05, OTW at 7:30

Preparation for St Neots and Henly T&V regattas

Novices meet at 9, OTW at 9:30. We want to start building towards Oxford City Regatta. It looks from the responses so far that we should be able to race a novice 8 there, but we need to get as well prepared as possible, maximising water time and getting used to rowing at higher stroke rates.

Main squad outing, meet at 7:05, OTW at 7:30.

Novices are encourages to come and join the second outing (10 fro 10:30). Please put your availability on the sheet so we can plan the crews.

Slightly Further Ahead

St Neots regatta, 22nd July

Final call for those wanting to enter races.

So far I have for Saturday (entries submitted)

Sam and Robin Open 2-,
Jez Mas E 1x,
Cris Open 1x,
Sam Open 1x
Jez and Cris Mas D 2x

Tom and Matt, you said you were interested in the regatta, should I put your names forward to BBL for mixed races?

Anyone else interested in mixed races? You need to tell me soon!!!

Henley Town and Visitors Regatta 29th July

I have the following who said they wanted to race, but I suspect this may have changed. Please update me on your status as we need to put crews together v soon.

David, Jeremy, Sam, Cristobal, Barry, Scott, Robin, Tom, Matt

Tuesday 18th July Ordinary General Meeting

This is the meeting to elect the new captaincy to look after you all and the club for the next 12 months. We will also be naming our new single scull. So there are many reasons to come down and share a drink with the new and old captaincy and whet the boat's bows.

Have a good week, see you at the club soon,


Author: Neil Pickford


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