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Weekly Weekend Lineup Edition of
By The WEY

Hello <<First Name>>

The weekend lineup is below but first... and don't skip ahead!
For up-to-the-minute changes on river/rowing status 
you can follow us @WeybridgeRC

This is available also via weybridgerowing.org.uk

Notices and Reminders

By exception this Saturday (12-May), the club room must be clear by 11:00 so please no erging but rather please help with moving the ergos to the Men's changing room - many thanks.
River Thames Users Group (RUG8)
Reach Calendar 2018

for Reach 18 & 19
Sunbury Lock to Chertsey Lock

www.riverusergroups.org.uk
WEF Desborough Challenge
Saturday 12 May
[event info]
Please boat/land and be clear of the pontoon - around 16 boats for this event will boat from WEY from 13:30, returning around 16:00
See what else is happening:
Download the
Club Wall Calendar
for 2018

(A3 size)
 
*events subject to change and cancellation
A message from our Water Safety Adviser (WSA), Graham Campbell:

All coxswains and launch drivers are reminded to wear their lifejacket with the crotch strap fitted securely. This will prevent the lifejacket from riding up above the neck/head if it is fired.

Watch this 3 min video on how to wear a lifejacket correctly.
A message from our Regional Rowing Safety Adviser, Antony Reynolds, Thames Regional Rowing Council:

The sun arrived this weekend and hopefully we will have lots of fine weekends to come in the summer. To quote Rat in The Wind in the Willows: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
 
Unfortunately for us, other people think the same and what has been a clear river for us, now has other river users wanting to enjoy it, which means we have to think a lot more about how we navigate. 

The photo below shows how not to look after a group of scullers; the coach is in the wrong position, and is stopping the scullers moving to starboard. The scullers are across the fairway, making it difficult for other river users to pass them, in this case including an eight. Please think about your navigation now that the river is a busier place.
 
I received an incident report, this weekend, where the coach was concerned that a vessel was being driven dangerously by someone who appeared intoxicated. If this occurs on the Tideway, please contact London VTS 020 8855 0315. Upriver contact your local lock keeper and the police. You can also report any incident on EA waters on 0800 80 70 60 - make sure you get the name of the vessel and if possible a photograph. The RYA make it quite clear masters of vessels can be prosecuted if under the influence of alcohol.
Got a CoW?
Check here... (as well as letting me know of any errors).

If you see you have yet to take the water safety questionnaire,
take a moment to take it now
Anyone working towards their CoW as a steersman - be that in bow, in a single and/or as a cox - must complete both parts 1 and 2.
 2k done and dusted? 
Email Tom with your time
Click the image (right) for a reminder of May's training plan.
Strength & Conditioning (S&C) sessions with Matt kickoff again from this Tuesday, plus some weeks will see guest visits from movement specialist Mika Janhunen of Shepperton Chiropractic and International Rowing Coach, Phil Rowley...

Watch this space for further announcements of this and more.
Keen to develop your coaching skills?
On offer from British Rowing: Club Coach and Session Coach courses...
Check out these and other Thames region courses and workshops this Summer
Got a spare, working Android phone? 
Please let me know - I can give this phone purpose way beyond languishing in a drawer! In fact, this loan will help hugely with ongoing tests of various in-boat and indoor rowing apps.
What was that about a fish pass?
Construction of the fish pass will not commence for another week (maybe more) whilst the contractor work with the EA, undertaking further assessments.

Once the construction barge is in place, it is now expected the front of the barge will sit in line with the ash tree by the empty rack, which means the barge’s stern will protrude well into the main channel - probably by up to 15 meters. This will cause a significant navigation hazard - further safety advise will follow.

The Weekend Lineup

View the lineup for this weekend
For up-to-the-minute changes on river/rowing status 
you can follow us @WeybridgeRC

This is available also via weybridgerowing.org.uk
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