15 Oct 2015

Norwich Rowing Club News October 15 – 2015

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NRC breakfast rota
As per the email sent out earlier this week to all club members please find attached the rota running until Christmas. Please send all queries related to the rota to Carole Thomas: carolethomas40@gmail.com
British Champs this weekend
The second British Championships is being held this year. It was run to great success last year and had a great write up in one of the Rowing and Regatta magazines last year. This event is key for the GB squad in the build up to Rio and serves as one of the key selection dates for all GB squads for the rest of the season.
Several Norwich crews are going to Holme Pierpoint this weekend. I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing them all the best of luck. The crews are:
* Seb Matthews in a composite U23 double and U23 quad
* Oli Negus, Carl Shiplee, Ed Youngs and Calum Page in the open coxless 4
* Steven Parsonage is also racing in a Durham University lightweight quad
Wensum head results and write up
A great and full-hearted participation in the Autumn Head of the Wensum as part of the sculling ladder occurred last week. Many thanks to Harry Scott for arranging a most successful post-race  breakfast at the Norfolk Club. Excellent venue, food and service.
The ‘age adjusted’ times were:
Footnote:  by the calculations applied throughout, Katherine’s time got rounded up. She came first by .2 of a second. It was unanimously and enthusiastically agreed over breakfast that bungees should be brought along to each outing from next week onwards.  
Pairs head results
Some great performances from Norwich crews at the weekend in the first major Thames race of the year. The following crews represented Norwich:
–          Robert Conway and Viggi – won the masters E double
–          Jeni and Carole – third overall in the women’s masters D double
–          Catherine Trehane and Sarah Lister – fifth overall in the women’s masters B double
Well done all!
Whitlingham Boat House Update
Attached to this email is the latest update from the Whitlingham Boat House. Please read the document. Key points summarised as follows:
* Grand opening hosted by Emma Pooley – November 7
* Site preparation day in advance of the opening – October 24
* All are responsible for security
* Unsuccessful in bidding for the M&S energy fund despite a last minute flurry of activity
BUCS Tender
Norwich’s bid to host the BUCS tender was unsuccessful and the race was awarded to Newcastle. The bidding process was very confused and Norwich actually withdrew before the final outcome due to inaccuracies in the tender documents. Many thanks to Max, Nick and Nigel for helping with the bid response in the first instance.
Please note- Frostbites sailing begins again this Sunday
For those of you who row after 10h00 on a Sunday morning please note that the Frostbites Sailors will recommence racing from this Sunday October 18th. Please refresh your memories about the relevant navigation rules at the bottom of The Cut during these periods by reading the guidance on the Water Safety Notice Boards in the NRC clubhouse and WBH.
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