Cygnet Weekly Update: Monday 20th April 2015
20th April 2015
So, with Sculling Camp done and dusted, the Spring sunshine upon us, and the culmination of the Head season seemingly but a distant memory, it's time for regatta season.
We've got a Squad Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), 8pm in the bar. Please come along if you can - it will be short and informal, but very useful to get an idea of what you want to get out of the summer season, what you'll be able to put in, and what the club can offer to help you get there. If you can't come along tomorrow evening, please drop me and Sue a line with your intentions/ ambitions for racing this season.
I've appended, below, a list of all the regattas that we have been to in the past or might consider. We very likely won't be represented at all of them, but have a look. We'll aim to identify the key ones we want to go to at the Squad Meeting.
Of course, we can't enter regattas unless people have told us they're available for the race and for the necessary training outings. So go onto the google sheet now, and update your availability, pleeeeease.
Tues pm - Squad Erg: 2k test. This will hurt, but only for 7 minutes or so (ideally less - but remember that ANY TIME IS BETTER THAN NO TIME AT ALL!)
Tues 8pm - Squad Meeting. Whereat you may have a beer if you've completed the 2k test, above.
Wed am - ad hoc outings. Note, please don't use the Benrath at the moment as it's damaged.
Thurs pm - outings tbc.
Thurs pm - post-outing food. You'll have seen Cristobal's email on this - the Thursday evening post-training-session-sessions were a very welcome feature of the Head training season, so it would be great to keep this going. If you can volunteer for a catering effort, please let him know.
Sat and Sun am - outings tbc.
Further ahead/ 2015 Regattas:
Sat 25th Apr - Hammersmith (entries now closed)
Sat 2nd May - Chiswick (Bank Hol weekend)
Sat 9th May - Borne
Sat 16th May - Putney Town
Sat 23rd May - Twickenham (Bank Hol weekend)
Sat 30th May - Sun 31st - Met at Dorney
Sat 30th May - Sun 31st - Peterborough Spring
Sat 6th June - Walton & Weybridge
Sat 13th June - Barnes & Mortlake International
Sat 13th June - Sun 14th - Reading
(Fri 19th June - Sun 21st - Women's Henley)
Sat 20th June - Marlow at Dorney
Fri 26th June - HRR Qualifying Races
Sat 27th June - Richmond
Wed 1st July - Thu 2nd - HRR first rounds
Fri 3rd July - HRR Club Day
Fri 10th July - Sat 11th - Henley Masters
Sat 11th July - Sun 12th - Kingston
Sat 25th July - Sun 26th - St Neots
Sat 1st Aug - Henley Town & Visitors
Sat 8th Aug - Sun 9th - Peterborough Summer
Sat 15th Aug - Sun 16th - Oxford City
Sat 29th Aug - Sun 30th Aug - Gloucester (Bank Hol Weekend)
Sun 30th Aug - Mon 31st - Ross (Vets on Sat)
I think that's all for now - see you in the week.