19th June 2014
A very busy Saturday at the boathouse, with training outings, two learn-to-row crews out, racing at Barnes & Mortlake Regatta, plus six boat-loads of Germans stopping over on their trip down the Thames.
We had three crews racing at BMI Regatta - alas all met stiff/ young opposition in their first rounds. Indeed, by my estimation, our IM3 8+ was between one and one and a half centuries older than the Tideway Scullers crew they were racing. But they had a good race, with overlap with the second-placed crew (Radley) all down the course.
The learn-to-row outing on Sunday was the last of the series - doesn't time fly when you're having fun? However, this is hopefully only the end of the beginning for the particpants as we will be working to bring them into squad boats. Judging by the solid LTR outing I was in on Saturday, that won't be long at all. Copious thanks to Ian and Sue for bringing them up to speed, plus all the other helpers that have jumped in to sit boats, cox, and coach.
- Thurs 7.00pm outings. Nick R coaching. Followed by the Post-Session-Session. I think there's a volunteer cook this week - watch this space. (Also boat-loading for Marlow)
- Sat 8.00am outings.
Crew lists to follow.
Saturday is also Marlow Regatta at Dorney, and we've got two Pairs entered. A new format for us, as each category has to do a time trial in the morning, which dictates whether the boat makes the A Final, B Final etc. Both our pairs have got races at Senior, so we have potential for some blue-on-blue action. (Time Trials: Senior 2- 8.45am, Elite 2- 10.51am. Finals: Senior 2- 2.15pm, Elite 2- 5.05pm)
Before we start ramping up to St Neots at the end of next month, we'll think about entering Kingston Regatta on Sat 12th July - so please update your availability at least that far ahead.
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That's all for now.