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  • LXXXVI Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 15th October 2020

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    First of all congratulations to Barnes Bridge Ladies for organising Pairs Head, it was very nice to see some action on the river after a long time.

    Unfortunately we didnít have any Cygnet crews for the day, hopefully we can amend this for 4s Head/ Vets Head if they go ahead. Speaking of which please let me and Beth if you are keen to race to start planning crews.

    Training sessions are in Fitclub. Please update your availability, and book your slots, to help us plan best. Cut off day for the weekend outings is from now on Thursday night.

    A few updates re. Shed and Changing rooms.

    We still encourage that you do anything you can outside, but for those rainy days or when you need the racks indoors, the shed can be booked for either weights or ergs (not both at once).

    For all use of the shed:

    • Open all doors and windows
    • Do not use the fans to point at yourselves Ė the air needs to move through the shed, not to circulate which fan use creates. (You can however place a fan pointing outwards by the door, this will create a draw of air and keep a draft moving through)
    • Try to avoid touching your face during your session, and wash your hands thoroughly after

    For Ergs:

    • A maximum of 4 ergs may be used indoors
    • They must be spaced as far apart as possible, 2m+
    • Clean the erg with the antiviral spray provided before and after use
    • Note that we have now changed the shed priorities days for the ergs to Thursday. 

    For Weights:

    • A maximum of 6 people may use the weights indoors
    • Make sure to maintain social distancing
    • Clean the weights you use with the antiviral spray provided before and after use
    • Stand outside / away from the weights when not completing a set

    Use of changing rooms

    Changing rooms and lockers can now be used to store belongings during an outing, but are still not to be used as changing facilities. Please drop your things off and collect them quickly, washing or sanitising your hands afterwards. Take special care to maintain social distancing from other members when indoors.

    Safety:

    • Careful with the slope it is quiet slippery.
    • Keep in mind days are starting to get shorter, also if very common fog conditions in the morning please think about using lights if required.
    • Please donít overestimate your abilities, this includes the velocity of the stream.
    • Everyone please revise the meaning of the flags Ė you can see the day weather forecast, tides, including the flag in our webpage.

    Follow the guidelines.

    Thanks

    Cris

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  • LXXXV Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 22nd September 2020

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    Good training session on Saturday, wind against tide, good Tideway experience. On Sunday we had a special sculling day, with 3 separate outings across the day for people to improve their sculling. The first one - Low Tide manoeuvre skills, where we had the seal as a special guest (couldnít take any good pictures, sorry). Then we had a Double and Quads for those with a bit less experience with sculling and/or not so fit. Lastly, we had a double-tide long paddle to Richmond and back for the more experienced scullers. Huge Thanks to Sam and Beth for organizing, Martin for coming in the launch and all of you who took part, I hope you enjoyed it. We are considering doing this excursion more often during the season, will keep you posted.

    This week Training sessions are in Fitclub. Please update your availability, and book your slots, to help us plan best.

    Last call for Pairs Head (11th October) please let me and Beth know ASAP if you are keen.

    Safety:

    • Careful with the slope it is quiet slippery.
    • Keep in mind days are starting to get shorter, please think about using lights if required.
    • Please donít overestimate your abilities, this includes the velocity of the stream.
      Everyone should revise the meaning of the flags Ė you can see the day's weather forecast, tides, including the flag at the bottom of this page Ė Currently we have black flag which means very low tide and you need to take into account a very fast incoming tide. Bridges and buoys may appear faster than you think, and if you let your bows pointed away from the bank , you may finish very quickly in a complicated position.
    • Follow the guidelines.
    • Book your slot (including landing time):
    • Donít forget the post outing log for tracking purposes

    Thatís all for now.
    Have a nice afternoon

    Cris

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  • LXXXIV Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 19th September 2020

    Happy Friday Cygnets,

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    Since this year we cannot go to Hamhaugh Island for sculling camp, this Sunday we are going to have a sculling day. There are three separate outings across the day for people to improve their sculling. The first outing will be a low tide manoeuvre skills workshop at 12:30pm. After this, there will be an outing in Doubles/Quads at 2:30pm for those with a bit less experience with sculling (or perhaps still lacking a bit of post-lockdown fitness!). Lastly, we're looking to run a double-tide long paddle to Richmond and back at 4:30pm for those with a bit more sculling experience (this will be great for anyone who has been doing the Pink House and back outings in singles). Any questions please let Sam and Beth know.

    All Sculling Sunday and Weekly Training sessions are in Fitclub. Please update your availability, and book your slots, to help us plan best.

    Pairs Head (11th October) is going ahead in a different format, please let me and Beth know ASAP if you are keen.

    Safety: (gentle reminder)

    • Careful with the slope is quiet slippery these days.
    • Keep in mind days are starting to get shorter, please think about using lights if required.
    • Please donít overestimate your abilities.
    • Follow the guidelines.
    • Book your slot (including landing time):
    • Donít forget the post outing log )for tracking purposes)

    If you have any questions please check with the captaincy.

    And that is all for the moment. More will follow in due course.

    Have a nice Weekend

    Cris

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