Rachel writes: Now that we have entered December, we all have a busy month ahead, still time for rowing though!
Next Saturday, there will be a later start to rowing, sometime after 10am due to the low tide. While waiting, there will be an opportunity for a bacon roll, buy a few raffle tickets, join in Mike’s skills workshop, and even bring Christmas into the shed!!
A few members will be in Woudrichem / Holland taking part in the 45-mile charity relay row on the river Merwede with other Scottish, Irish,and Dutch rowers. We will be using the six Dutch skiffs GROOT & Grut 1, 2, 3 and 4, Zwann and Dwarsbongel. The event is raising a lot of money for the Red Cross, and is great fun!!
Monday 3rd December
05.37 — 1.3 m L. 11.32 —5.3 m H 17.53 —- 1.8 m L
Tuesday 4th December
06.32 — 1.2 m L. 12.29 — 5.4 m H 18.48 —- 1.6 m L
07.21 — 1.1 m L. 13.20 —- 5.6 m H. 19.36 — 1.4 m L
08.00 — 1.1 m L. 14.06 —- 5.7 m H. 20.16 — 1.2 m L
08.31 — 1.1 m L. 14.49 — 5.7 m H 20.48 — 1.2 m L
08.50 — 1.2 m L. 15.27 — 5.6 m H. 20.51 — 1.1 m L No Training due to low tide.
09.02 — 1.2 m L. 16.01 — 5.5 m H 21.11 — 1.2 m L
Anne P writes: We’ve had a strong interest for our development day with Gabriel tomorrow. This is taking the place of social rowing.
Gabriel describes the day as “talking, having a look at rowers and boat and making a plan”. We hope this will encompass the basics of boat set up, basic technique (rowing and coxing), to more specific race training and techniques. We also plan to do some video work and John H will have Faithful ready for us. Gabe has a camera lined up for us to use.
The Maid is still off the water but we are able to borrow a boat from NQ to get as many people out as possible and allow changeovers/ races etc. A crew from NQ will also join us in their second boat.
As if it wasn’t impressive enough that we have so many dedicated rowers willing to turn up for some training after a night out, we now need some ultra dedicated folk to bring the NQ boat over on Saturday morning. Peter (NQ) has advised that we should be in NQ for 8.15. Any volunteers please?
Gabriel has offered us the day. Some people can only come for part of the day and that’s OK. Please be aware that there will likely be some waiting and chopping and changing throughout so please dress warmly and bear with us. Bring food and drink if you wish. With the Maid in the shed things will also likely feel tight but as yet there is unfortunately no other space available in Port Edgar for us to go.
Thanks everyone for all of your interest. I can think of no better hangover cure!
The latest addition: a hand-stitched tapestry cushion. It won’t be in the shed until the draw on the 15th to save it from getting damp.
Tickets just £1 each. See organisers Marianne, Bex, Lorna and Maria for details.
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.
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.