The sun is out, the flowers are beginning to bloom and the blossom is on the trees. News from our Dear Leader was positive - we just have to hope that things go according to plan.
We're not sure when we will be welcoming Jubilee High School back to their Thursday school sports sessions. Although this is allowed after 8th of March, this apparently only applies to schools that have their own facilities. Personally I find this very 'off' as JHS will have as much exclusive use of the WEY facilities as St. Georges will have of their facilities, so we will be taking this up with British Rowing.
I am arranging a meeting with my Senior Management Team to try to draw up a timetable for the Club - more news once we've done the work.
In the meantime, a working party set-to on Sunday to clean the steps of river silt (thanks to Greg, Graham, Eric and Paul - you can imagine the banter between Paul Thomas and Greg Jones about the Wales-England rugby match last Saturday!). Nick and I dug out buckets and detergent and made Weyward and Gladiator look more presentable ready for the season ahead. Although of course by the time we get out, the use of eights will likely be limited. Anyway, the boats and steps look better than they did, so thanks to all for helping.