We regret that due to the river conditions, the state of our site, and the weather outlook, we have no alternative but to cancel the Santa Row this year. Rowing also looks unlikely for Sunday – although we will probably check the conditions first hand on the day.
The Committee plans to arrange a fun event in January instead in order to kick off our rowing year. If this rain persists, we will also consider purchasing an ark to add to our fleet ….
The flood waters have receded (although there are still some deep puddles). We cleared out the shed this morning and as we expected, there wasn’t any significant damage.
We celebrated by going for a row – and subject to the normal risk assessments, regular Saturday and Sunday sessions are back on. We look forward to seeing you on the river – but bring wellies or shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.
The committee have been aware for a while that members have found it slightly tiresome to have to carry boats from the racks to the river. Accordingly arrangements have been made to move the river. Boats can now be launched directly from the racks. We hope all members will appreciate this action taken on your behalf by the rain gods.
Do you want to learn how to row? Then join us for our next Learn2Row course starting in January 2013. Learn2Row is open to all members and non-members who would like to learn how to row. If you’ve never been in a boat or have only tried it once or twice then this is the course for you.
The objectives of Learn2Row are to:
Introduce you to the sport of rowing
Teach you the British Rowing technique in a safe and friendly environment
Provide individual coaching to help you develop your rowing technique
Build your confidence on the water
Improve your fitness and have some fun
You will receive coaching from our qualified coaches and will progress from rowing in restricted fours to rowing in one of our eights.
The Learn2Row course consists of six modules, run over a 4 week period. Each module builds on the progress made in the previous module however the course structure is flexible and will be tailored to suit the needs and wishes of the participants.