Halloween gets a makeover and Dates of Training Break
HALLOWEEN GETS A MAKEOVER | TRAINING BREAKS | BOAT COVERAGE
1) HALLOWEEN GETS A MAKEOVER
Our Social Secretaries have been spooked by the number
of paddlers who aren’t keen to don fancy dress for the Halloween Party. So they have climbed off their broomsticks and relented: fancy dress is now optional!
Feel free to join in by dressing up or simply by wearing your team drinking shirt. Don’t be scared off – the more the merrier!
The event will start a little earlier too – at 6.30pm onwards on Thursday 25th October at RedDot Boat Quay. So this will be like a “Last Friday of the Month” gathering – but on a Thursday…
Do come along and join in the Halloween fun.
2) TRAINING BREAKS
There will be NO TRAINING sessions on:
Wednesday 31st October 2012
Wednesday 7th November 2012
Saturday 10th November 2012
Sunday 11th November 2012
This is to give the team a well-earned break after Boat Quay Regatta.
Training will recommence with Pool Training on Wednesday 14th November at 7,00pm at Farrer Park Swimming complex.
3) BOAT COVERAGE
Our Kit Manager (Gill) reminds everyone that when covering the boats with the new covers it is essential to ensure that they are centred down the boat (with a similar overhang of fabric on each side). As the straps are fastened we should also have the paddlers on each side pushing up the metal ridges before the final strap tightening so that a convex ridge is formed to keep rainwater from puddling on the cover.
When we chain the boat trolleys we should also take care that the lock is secured off the ground (near one of the trolley handles under the boat is best) to stop the ingress of rain and grit which risks jamming the lock mechanism.
We have only a kimited number of training sessions left now before Boat Quay Regatta so if you are racing I hope to see you at each and every one of them!
All the best,
Philip N. Morgan – Team Secretary
British Dragons – Singapore