Let's be honest, most people have a secret kit fetish. Indeed some only join a club in order to get the tie, the badge, the outrageous blazer, the kudos and rowing clubs are better at feeding a kit habit than most. Cygnet is no exception.
However, the club does not generally hold a stock of kit. It is usually ordered in batches at regular times throughout the year, typically in time for races or other events.
You are not required to were club kit all the time but anyone wanting to race for Cygnet must (a) pull hard and (b) wear the racing all-in-one.
After a few years of flirting with Italian style, our official supplier of technical racing kit are once again the British firm Godfrey Sports.
Godfrey supply our official race strip, splash tops, fillets, leggings etc. The club will open a kit ordering 'window' with Godfrey several time a year so that members can buy their kit. You will be informed by the captain when the window is next open and that information is also at the top of the Cygnet kit page. There's a sizing guide at the bottom of that page
Occasionally we will place an order for casual, non-rowing kit such as tee-shirts, often for a particular event or celebration. For this we usually use Rock-the-Boat, official supplier to all the Tideway Head races. As with Race Kit, orders must be placed in advance and notices of special kit will be posted elsewhere and placed in newsletters and the captain's weekly email, usually with an order form.
There are really only three bits of formal kit: the club tie which you will need, the club Blazer that you will want and the cufflinks just to complete the full set!
Club ties £25. You will need a club tie for formal events such as Henley Royal Regatta or the Club Lunch. The club holds a small stock of 125th anniversary ties which are eminently suitable for formal events - and cheaper than the standard ones!
Club Blazersapprox £180 Blazers are optional. You may choose to wear a navy blazer to formal events but for the more adventurous, Cygnet has its own blazer. These are made specially to order so please contact the club kit man if you would like to invest in a Cygnet Blazer and arrangements will be made
Club cufflinks £15 The club holds a small stock of these subtle but classy 'flinks. An excellent accompaniment to both the tie and the blazer