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

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Similar to last year we would row skiffs meander-style up to Henley and base them there for use during the Regatta week. Crews could return home in the evening or stay overnight so members could change each day. With enough interest this means you can choose the days that suit you best and without accommodation and trailering the costs are low.

We already have interest from Mel and Neil to row a skiff the full distance up (and back) so we might increase to 2 boats this year.So please email me your interest and which days you’d like to do. If you have previous experience of the event, especially boating there, please let me know.

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
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2.  AND A LEISURELY MEANDER . . . . . BEFORE AND AFTER
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 if you enjoy summer meandering or you didn’t get a chance in earlier trips here’s another chance. The three day meander promises to be at a more relaxed and leisurely pace, averaging 15 miles a day (about 6 hours max.) with overnight mooring stops at Wraysbury and Cookham. Last year we were out swimming in the river every day. Or the 2 day upstream row with a little more effort.

SO WHICH DAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO?

Day Date Activity Where Distance Time
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
Tue 02 July Spare available variable
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.

Cheers,

Dan Smith
Email: dksmith@john-lewis.com
Mobile: 07729282761
Landline: 02089778566

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