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Cygnet Weekly Update

13th June 2016

Another busy weekend just gone with races and squad outings and sculling.

3 crews entered BMI sadly no victories or pots to report:
Big Dave French made his 1x debut rowing against someone double barrelled from TSS and we know (Charlie certainly does) that racing against the double barrelled means it's like racing two people who've sculled since the age of 2.
Charlie and Cris went close in their heat vs a crew half their age from St Pauls and the Nov 4+ were bow ball to bow ball in a furious sprint to lose by less than half a length to the Kingston crew that went on to win by large distances in the semi and final. Sharper technique and a bit more time on the ergs and we would have taken them.

Lots coming up, Richmond Regatta is in a week and a half. Entries have to be in by Sunday. Yeses on the spreadsheet are: Ian M Bart, Gav, Matt, Robin (1x), Nick R (tbc) Claudia (tbc) Tom B, Charlie, Rob A. That looks like an IM2 4- or 2- and Nov 4+ and poss a Nov 4x or 2x. Anyone else available? Scott? Vasil?? Seniors can you let me know you preference or could you sort yourselves out and let me know.

This weeks outings...

Tuesday 7pm at the club, 7:15 otw
4- Rob A, Vasil, Patrick, Matt
4x Piers, Tom B, AJ, Charlie

Thursday 7pm at the club, 7:15 otw
4+ Claudia, Rob A, Tom B, AJ, Piers
4- Matt B, Tom R, Iain G, Ian M
4x Chris, Charlie, Ben, Jez

Weekend outings,

Saturday 8am OTW
Ian, Matt, Tom B, Iain G, Rob A, AJ, Tom R , Ben

Sunday 8:30 OTW
Matt, Iain G, Tom B, Charlie, Rob A, AJ, Ben

Further Ahead...

It's very much into the second half of the regatta season and a chance to explore some fresh stretches of water. Really make an effort to get into crews for these races.

  • Friday 1st July - Cygnet @ Old Blades, Henley Royal Regatta. Stripy blazer social extravaganza! More from Cris soon
  • July 8th/9th Henley Masters - top quality masters regatta, who is up for it?
  • July 23/24 St Neots Regatta - a weekender, camping, pizza, party, mixed rowing with BBL, pots. Get it in your diary and get your availability up to date so we can plan crews with BBL.
  • July 30th Henley Town and Visitors - great regatta on the iconic stretch of river.
  • August 20/21 City of Oxford Regatta - traditionally our regatta season curtain closer, let's go out with good representation and better results


It's the 300 Club Lottery that pays for our new boats. All Cygnets should be helping the club by buying tickets. Regular draws, big money prizes, next draw at Old Blades on the 1st. You've got to be in it to win it. Contact Guy du Parc to get your tickets.

Have a good week, see you Thursday,


Author: Neil Pickford


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