Captains Report June 2017

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Captain’s penultimate report June 2017

 

Events

May saw a very busy month starting on 14th at Nottingham City, masters and club regatta  where we had a good selection of entries with only a win for the Masters G4- however there were some close finals for the other crews and good experience for multi lane racing for those who had never done it.

On My 21st, we had the Womens Masters C 4+ going to Weybridge and securing a comfortable win there. On 28th, we had the VetD 4+ going to Monmouth, who also had a convincing win.

On 3rd & 4th June saw Peterborough Spring Regatta where we had a good entry for Saturday and also a large entry on the Sunday. All boats got through their qualifiers and again we had some very close finals with wins for Womens IM3.1x (Shreeves)  Masters F4- (White), Nov 4x- (Glasspool). A great standard from BRC showing what their rowers are capable of.

Boats

We have received Monkey Island back from Paul at PC boat repairs who has done an amazing job and it now looks like a new boat again. Two new Janousek 4+ have been ordered with both sweep and sculling riggers. One for the mens’ squad and one for the Womens’. Any future purchases will now be dealt with by the new Captain, but the investment that has now been put into the club has only been possible by the club membership and support increasing. May this be the continuing trend.

With the increased club membership, we are getting very stretched for all resources, so please bear with us and try to think of your fellow rowers when gathering equipment. Next weekend we have Star Regatta, Reading Amateur Regatta and also British Rowing Masters. Please do not take any more trestles than you need but do remember to take repair kits, i.e. spare nuts, bolts etc

Club News

May saw the start of the Workplace Challenge groups with a very enthusiastic bunch of new and aspiring rowers. These courses are run 18.30 – 19.30 and then 19.30 – 21.00 Monday to Thursday. Again helpers are always need and I would ask all members, even if only for one session in one week, to make themselves available. I would like to remind those that have joined BRC through the Workplace Challenge that they would not be rowing had they not been helped in this way when they started. This is a great opportunity and example of how members can help bring on board new members which in turn helps to fund new boats, new ergos, new equipment and to update the gym etc

Forthcoming events

10th British Rowing Masters

10th Star

16th Henley Womens

17th Marlow

24th Reading Town

28th HRR

July     ELECTION OF NEW CAPTAIN

Posted By Ian on 07 Jun 2017

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