Dear <<First Name>>,
Another busy week — and the end of the season… Can you believe it's nearly August already?
Staines Amateur Regatta
Overheard at Staines: a young Surbiton High School girls crew discussing why it was called an amateur regatta, "It's because we're beginners and not very good". I was gently able to explain the difference between 'amateur' and 'professional'.
Despite the weather forecast being dire we actually had quite a good day, weather-wise, in the end. Varying fortunes on the water but all our rower acquitted themselves very well and we came away with several finals and two wins; Harrison and Luella in Mx.2x and Lydia, Eva, Cullen and Nick in Mx.4x-. A good event to do at the end of the season but would have been nice to see more adult members (although to be fair adult entries may have been made but came up against no competition). Appreciated seeing Eva and Ashley in a Mx.2x.
Our thanks to WLARC for the use of their club grounds to load the trailer as our exit at WEY is somewhat unusable due to be being a hole in the ground and to Holly, Heather and Matt for masterminding the trailering — and to Nick for helping me with the towing.