Friday row CANCELLED

Rebecca writes: Sorry to inform the crew for tomorrow it has been decided to cancel tomorrow’s row due to weather . I’ve been keeping an eye all week and I’ve checked with an RP and it’s a ?
I’ll do another shout out soon .
Please can the crew confirm they got this message I don’t have everyone’s direct email/number.

Christmas party at the shed on the 15th!

To remind you how important it is to take a few tickets, here is last year’s cake, and the array of prizes also on offer (this year’s donations are building up well):

And finally, the Nifty Knotters have been busy creating wonderful Christmas pudding and holly-decked decorations/keyrings. Available in the shed, price £10 for three. Perfect as stocking-fillers or for hanging on your tree.


A chance to learn the ropes with Mike

Mike McD writes: If you click on the menu item Skills Training you will find a complete explanation of how members can gain competence in the 18 subjects that are considered relevant to our sport.

At the present time we have 18 Skipper and 5 Coxes.  All members are encouraged to complete the ‘Competent crew’ level by developing their understanding, knowledge and experience at their own pace, using the self-assessment sign-off sheet as a guide.
A copy of the Skills Training Process is on the wall just inside the ‘Captain’s cabin’ at the Shed, as well as the ‘sign-off’ sheet for Competent Crew.
From this coming Saturday, 24th, (and as many thereafter as necessary), I will be at the Shed from 9.30am to 11am to help with some of the items on the Competent Crew schedule – Parts of boat, Knots, anchor work, etc.
Cox training: steering without the rudder
Please note that also on the TRAINING NOTICEBOARD (next to the lifejackets) is a very good explanation of Cold Water Shock  taken from the latest RYA Newsletter.  Opportunities to participate in the practical ‘man-overboard’ exercise will be advertised.
If you would like to get started on the ‘Competent Crew’ or refresh you memory on anything, I (and a few others) will be delighted to see you.  Training notes will be provided.

Tides for the week of 12-18 November

We have no issues with any of the tides for the next week, so plenty of opportunities for rowing. As we are rowing with only Ferry Lass while Ferry Maid has maintenance, it’s a good idea to take advantage of good tides and spread out the rowing.

Monday 12th November
10.13 —- 1.6 m L. 17.28 —- 5.2 m H

Tuesday 13th
10.41 —- 1.9 m L. 18.05 —- 5.0 m H

Wednesday 14th
11.17 —- 2.2 m L. 18.48 —- 4.8 m H

Thursday 15th
07.34 —- 4.6 m H. 12.06 —- 2.5 m L. 19.37 —— 4.6 m H

Friday 16th
08.34 —4.5 m H. 14.58 —- 2.7 m L. 20.37 —— 4.5 m H

Saturday 17th
09.59 —4.5 m H. 16.03 —2.5 m L.

Sunday 18th
11.09 — 4.7 m H. 16.51 —- 2.2 m L

Have a good week everyone! The weather looks to be a bonus also: no wind, temperature and rain to trouble us!!

Ferry Maid was turned last week – a good turnout for that, including wee Cal
Mike B has managed to get a deep shine on the Maid’s rudder
Making sure there’s enough room for both boats. Behind Maria is new member Bill, who has done more painting than rowing since joining the club!