As you are hopefully already aware, last season was one of the most successful in recent times for Vesta. Our Women won the Aspirational Coxless Fours at Women’s Henley and both our Men’s boats getting through a round at Henley Royal, including a Friday appearance. Perhaps an even greater achievement was our record entries across the board in the major head races.
All the while we’ve had a great time, maintaining our reputation as one of the friendliest and best supported clubs around, whilst obviously putting on the best parties on the Tideway.
And so, not one moment too soon, it is time to embark on a new season. With ambitious plans to keep building into the future which we’d love you all to be a part of, we’ve also got a number of social events planned, from the traditional to the more, shall we say,upmarket.
Start of Season Meetings
We will be holding information sessions for new and returning members to come down, meet the coaching teams and find out about plans for the year ahead. The dates are:
Senior/Intermediate Women – Wednesday 29th August at 7.30pm
Senior/Intermediate Men – Thursday 30th August at 7.30pm
Novice (beginner) Women and Men – Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm
If you can’t make these meetings, feel free to get in touch here
Blackstaffe Day – Saturday 1st September
On the social side, Blackstaffe Day will be taking place this Saturday, 1st September, from 2pm. Come along to help us kick off the new season in style. The theme for the party in the evening will be 1920’s, so dress to impress, at least at the start of the night. Think Great Gatsby, Flappers, and maybe even our very own Harry Blackstaffe.
As ever, Vesta events are only possible thanks to those of you who put yourselves forwards to help out. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for a shift.
Special Catering Event – Saturday 8th September
In addition to this, we have great pleasure to announce Vesta’s first special catering event of the season!
Our current Deputy Captain, Andrew Carson, has been shortlisted for competing in a well known television cooking show. In light of this he is organising a special one off meal for 35 people on Saturday 8th September. Joining Andrew in the kitchen will be Shiv Sadir, a Le Cordon Blue trained chef who is currently working for the Shangri-la Hotel in The Shard.
Andrew will be cooking a four course meal and each dish will be paired with wine throughout the night.
The cost per person is £55 and to sign up, preview the menu and prepay for your seat simply follow this link.