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By The Wey

The weekend lineup is below, but first...
A hearty well done to our WE4+ crew of Anne Morris, Jayne Brady, Rachel Kornberg, Mags Johnson, cox: Lyn Cropper for a pennant-winning time of 22:20.8 - full and final results here
And all the best to the 10 Junior and Masters crews racing at the
Teddington Head this Saturday... Go Weybridge!
Dave Cox: Retired President's Reception
This Sunday 19-Nov, 12:30pm at Weybridge RC

Retired President Dave Cox looks forward to welcoming all of you who RSVP'd including guests from the world of local politics, business and rowing with the potential for interesting conversation, wine and nibbles.
Announcing the 200 Club's Christmas Bottle Raffle & Draw, Sun 3-Dec...
This year as with every year for the past 6 years, Weybridge RC via the 200 Club, is organising a Christmas Charity Raffle with proceeds being shared between a charity for the homeless and the 200 Club. We look to all Club members and parents of our Junior members for your full support. Raffle tickets will be on sale within the next couple weeks. We look forward to being overwhelmed by your bottle donations, which can be left from now in the designated box in the clubhouse or at Greg's - please revert to the e-mail sent Sunday evening. Thank you.
Now to the weekend lineup...
An invitation to Masters: 'Train Smarter, Row Faster' pilot workshop
Hosted by BR Masters Committee 
at Guildford Rowing Club
on Monday 4th December at 7pm for 7.30pm
RSVP by 20 November

See the event poster here and signup directly with Jeff - you will be added to the mailing list and receive the support manual within the next few days.

A feel-good story about Australian sculler Bobby Pearce as lone representative for Australia at the 1928 Summer Olympics: Pearce advanced through the first two rounds with ease. In the quarterfinals, Pearce showed just what a nice guy he was by letting a family of ducks pass during the race directly in his lane. So he sat there and only once they passed did he take off to win his race... and then the Gold Medal!
The full story

Masters: your views on the new competition framework

The Pairs Head was the first head race to use the new British Rowing competition framework. Crews were grouped into different Pennant categories according to their number of CRI points, and further grouped into broad age groups with no time handicaps applied, e.g. all B/C championship crews race against each other with no handicaps.

Several feel the new system generally unfair and have written to Karon Phillips, British Rowing Masters Committee Chairman - for more information about her and to feedback on the new system, please go here. She has been very supportive and asks as many Masters as possible to write to her; the more people who write, the more likely it is British Rowing will recommend a change in the rules of racing.

If you feel strongly about it, please write to her at karon [at]

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