Don’t forget you can purchase tickets for the Remenham Club for Thursday 4th July (Designated for Skiff members) – See email from Social Secretary for details
Are you interested in taking part in this ‘Meander and Regatta’ tour? If so read on and let DAN know ASAP
1. AT THE REGATTA
Starting Wednesday, 3 July, it’s 5 days of top quality knock-out racing finishing on Sunday, 7 July
We plan to store the skiff on land at the Sea Cadets (upstream from Henley Bridge) and we can book car parking space there too. So you join up with your crew in the morning, share one car driving, bring your picnic, refreshments, binoculars, panamas and sun tan cream, park in the space, launch your skiff and spend the day on the river – you’ll have the best seats in the house on the booms in the middle close to the finish, with the racing passing just a few feet away. And with your picnics and fizz at the ready you’re all set. Fancy a longer row – off you go! Thursday is Skiff Club day at Remenham Club and Ladies day.
Last year we had 26 skiffers with costs of £8 each or about £200 for the regatta .
Lots of background and information, race timetables, rules and dress codes for stewards etc. on the regatta website. See www.hrr.co.uk
There are 2 options: a 2 day meander (favoured by Mel and Neil) with overnight stop somewhere around Windsor-Maidenhead or a 3 day, more leisurely meander with stops at Wraysbury and Cookham, or we could go for one of each. Rough timings are shown in the table below.
SO WHICH DAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO?
|Fri||28 June||Preparation||the club||none||n/a|
|3-day Meander option:|
|Sat||29 June||Meander||Teddington – Wraysbury||18 miles||6 hrs|
|Sun||30 June||Meander||Wraysbury – Cookham||16 miles||6 hrs|
|Mon||01 July||Meander||Cookham – Henley||13 miles||5 hrs|
|Wed||03 July||HRR day 1||at Regatta||variable|
|Thu||04 July||HRR day 2||at Regatta||variable|
|Fri||05 July||HRR day 3||at Regatta||variable|
|Sat||06 July||HRR semis||at Regatta||variable|
|Sun||07 July||HRR finals||at Regatta||variable|
|Mon||08 July||Meander||Henley – Cookham||13 miles||5 hrs|
|Tue||09 July||Meander||Cookham – Wraysbury||16 miles||6 hrs|
|Wed||10 July||Meander||Wraysbury – home||18 miles||6 hrs|
|or 2-day Meander option:|
|Sat||29 June||Meander||Teddington – Windsor/Maidenhead||c.24 miles||9 hrs|
|Sun||30 June||Meander||Windsor/Maidenhead – Henlwy||c.24 miles||9 hrs|
If you can let me know your interest and comments next week I’ll aim to firm up a plan the week after.