Cygnet Weekly Update: Mon 21st July 2014
21st July 2014
A busy week this one, as we undergo final preparations for the festival of fun that is St Neots regatta this weekend. It all kicks off with Jez in his single at 1pm on Saturday, the first of 12 (twelve) categories that the two clubs are racing in, hopefully culminating in a Mixed 8+ winning their final on Sunday evening. The draw and timetable are up on the St Neots website.
But there's some housekeeping to go through before all that. Not least because all those boats don't magic themselves up to St Neots - so grateful for as many hand as possible on Thursday after outings and before dinner, to load up the trailer.
Before that, on Tuesday 8pm, is the Cygnet Ordinary General Meeting (OGM). All are invited, and the principal aims are to a) vote in your captaincy for 2014-15, and b) have a drink with clubmates. See you all there.
So this week looks like:
Tuesday - 7.00pm outings. St Neots crews are to sort out amongst themselves.
After outings, it may be that we decide to derig the 8+, so please bring your rigger-jiggers and chip in.
Tuesday - 8.00pm. Cygnet OGM. Be there.
Thursday - 7.00pm outings. Please keep them short, because afterwards we'll be loading the boats onto the trailer.
After outings and loading, it's the post-session-session in the bar - please let sarahthompson70[at]gmail[dot]com if you're staing for food.
Saturday - the ute and trailer will be heading off to St Neots on Saturday morning. Currently three spare seats, please let me or Neil know if you want to bagsy one of them.
Saturday & Sunday - 8am/ 10am outings for those not racing. Crew lists to follow.
We've currently got a 2-, a Sen 4-, and an IM3 4+ entered for Henley Town & Visitors Regatta on Sat 2nd Aug. Entries close this Saturday, so shout if you want to race and have let us know.
That may be our last regatta of the season, but if there's enough interest, we'll also head up to Oxford City Regatta (16th/17th Aug). So if you're interested in that, please update your availability until then.
In case you haven't seen the latest from our Water Safety Advisor, please note that the PLA's flag warning system has turned black. Which means there's not a lot of water out there, and so could have an effect on the tidal predictions. Be extra careful around the Inshore Zone at low tide too.