Captain’s Update – 23rd September

Hi All,

Just a quick update this week after Sculling Camp, and looking forward to Pairs Head in a couple of weeks (with the Rhine Marathon in between!).

The sun shone, all day long, and Cygnets Bungalow at Shepperton was the place to be last weekend!  Stu and Helena ran an expert Saturday Skulling Skool, with only one unintentional** swim (well – can you stand up in a scull?) and Anna Costantini was Most Improved with a scull all the way down The Cut and back.  Brilliant!  As you know, it’s what happens off the water as well as on that makes for a successful time, and from the attached photo you can see that all was well!  Thanks to all of you who helped – cooking, washing up, carrying, de rigging, loading, driving, testing the Tunnocks (repeatedly), and playing host to our visitors – many of whom were so enchanted they are ready to sign up for the real thing on the Tideway.

Talking of which – Mark is still driving us up and down, up and down every session, training hard for Pairs Head on Saturday 10th. Bets are on for the fastest WIM2 2- (Em and Lucy or Clemmy and Cara) and for the fastest WMasB 2x (Sarah P and Katy or Bec and Sharon).  (Lucky for those of us in a category on our own!)  Ha Ha!
If you haven’t found a job yet Sarah Powell needs a couple of people to help set up the start and finish points in the morning and after that it will be cakes and catering.
Then we can relax, and if you haven’t signed up yet for Cygnets Henley Lunch on Saturday 24th now’s the time to do it – we are all invited.
See you soon!

**I suspect both of Tom’s swims were intentional