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Hello <<First Name>>, the weekend lineup is... first! 
But there's more to By The Wey than the lineup: there's much ado and to-do about the Club and beyond. Entirely up to you, browse and read now or come back to enjoy later... It'll be here - unless you delete it!

The Weekend Lineup 

All the best to all those racing Kingston HoR!
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WEY To Lineup Seniors
Our 1st W.J14.4x+ 6th of 46 at The Scullery
Winter efforts paid off at The Scullery on Monday with our J14.4x+ finishing in the 50th percentile, our 1st W.J14.4x+ finishing in the upper sextile and our 2nd W.J14.4x+ as fastest in-category B quad. Well done all! Bring on regatta season #YeahWeybridge Full results at https://t.co/r8Lk69oDNA 
--Weybridge Rowing Club (@WeybridgeRC) March 19, 2019
Rachel Kornberg, 2018's Spreadbury Cup winner

"About time too..."

Actually, she never said this! For those who missed Sunday's presentation of the Spreadbury Cup, Rachel Kornberg was announced as its recipient for 2018.

A choice so obvious it almost passed me by, from the outset of my captaincy in 2017 on into my first full year, Rachel was something of a survival kit for me and in ways almost too many to mention here. And all this whilst continuing with all the same, if not more energy, drive and passion for serving the Club and bringing people to our great sport, as well as bringing them on.

Her drive has and continues to take many forms and includes the continued success of the Community Regatta, our Schools Rowing programme, and both our Junior and Adult Learn to Row courses. Of course all this has been evident for years previous but she was, as a Principal Officer, always precluded from winning the Cup! To say the least: Thank you, Rachel.

[More about the Spreadbury Cup]

Steve Walshaw: WEY to erect a shed!

Who put that there?!

Big thanks must go to Steve Walshaw, who undertook the lions share of the work, with Graham Campbell, to erect this outdoor metal store. Before you get storage-happy though, this is no dumping ground: Lisa will be asking around for helping hands to move bulky gear like our gazebos - please do step forward - thank you.

Also, thanks to Dave 'eBay King' Cox (and layer of shingle) for listing for sale and selling our unwanted wares, including 6 heavy wooden tables and several old, rusting hex weights - which came in handy when Storm Gareth blew through and almost blew over an entire rack of doubles... but now secured, with thanks to Nick! Meanwhile, Rachel took delivery of a few lighter weight tables as replacements - thanks again.

SAS Ranking Points Index (RPI)

Introducing the SAS Ranking Points Index

March 20th saw the launch of SAS’s naming rights of the Ranking Points Index (RPI) points system: "Given there has been a lot of chat around RPI, and given that I committed at the AGM in October 2018 to look at it, I wanted to give you an update on where we have got to with it and why I think that SAS’s formal backing of it at this point is a very positive thing." Read more from British Rowing Chair, Mark Davies, the downloadable technical paper and the online discussion at launch.
[All here]
Do Your Bit. Fund Our Kit.

Save Lives. Lift a Lifeboat!

Mayday is the RNLI's yellow-themed annual fundraising campaign, which runs from May 1st to the 31st. It’s a celebration of their volunteer lifeboat crews, who are on-call 24 hours a day, every day, to save lives at sea.

This year, they want to raise £700,000* to fund the vital kit that protects them in all weathers. Whether you fundraise, join an event or donate, your help this Mayday will make a lifesaving difference.

Or, why not join the challenge of lifting the equivalent of a lifeboat? 
[Discover how]

#MaydayEveryDay
rnli.org/mayday

There's more... They do more...

The RNLI lifeboat, lifeguards and flood rescue crews protect hundreds of communities around the UK and Ireland through a 24-hour search and rescue service. They operate out of four of the busiest lifeboat stations along the Thames: Teddington, Chiswick, Tower and Gravesend. Over the last 17 years of operations, London crews have helped save an incredible 524 lives.
University Boat Race, April 7th
University Boat Races
Every year, up to 400,000 people gather along the Thames to watch one of the most iconic events in the sporting calendar and since 2002 the RNLI’s Chiswick Lifeboat Station has supported The Boat Race with its E-class lifeboat, with extra lifeguards brought up from the coast to protect spectators. This year, for the first time, the RNLI is charity of the year. Both the RNLI and University crews are in the thick of training for The Boat Race, Sunday April 7th, 2019. The Women’s Boat Race will begin at 2.15pm and The Men’s Boat Race at 3.15pm. You can support Chiswick’s vital work by donating to the appeal here.
London Lifeboat Day, April 30th
London Lifeboat Day
The RNLI need your help to continue to save lives on the Thames. On April 30th will be a collection across the City, for London Lifeboat Day. You can be part of the fantastic volunteer fundraising team and help support RNLI lifeboats. This is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for the day or even a few hours.
[Find out more]

 Save our Swans

Breeding swans shot dead by air rifle: they were getting ready to nest. Why anyone would want to shoot them is beyond comprehension. This incident is not isolated but one of many a barbaric act that must be stopped. Add your support by adding your signature to the petition, pressing for licenced sale and use of air rifles.
Read more about petition author's work at SwanSupport.org.uk
Sign here: Change.org petition to save our swans

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WEY Calendar, March 2019
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