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Cygnet

Established 1890 | Affiliated to British Rowing and CSSC

Cygnet

Current Safety Notices

Swimming in the river
20th June 2017

Transiting Richmond Weir
13th June 2017

High tide clarification
25th May 2017

PLA Notices to Mariners - Upper River Notices

U6 of 2017
Horse Reach to Mortlake Reach - Temporary Water Quality Monitoring Buoys

U5 of 2017
Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2017 - Weirs Open 29th October to 19th November

U3 of 2017
Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2017

Sculling Camp

What is Sculling Camp?
Sculling Camp (S'camp) is a bi-annual club event where we relocate to Hamhaugh Island at Shepperton to enjoy the fantastic opportunity afforded us by ‘Cygnets’ bungalow to spend the weekend focusing on sculling on great water, with (hopefully) lovely weather at this fantastic location by Shepperton Lock.

For the uninitiated Sculling Camp and provides a great opportunity for novice scullers to learn (and be taught) in an environment less daunting than the Tideway, for experienced scullers to enjoy the great water and hone their skills and for everyone to enjoy a BBQ by the river and a change of training location for the weekend.

It's not called camp for nothing and if you do decide to stay overnight (recommended) then you may need to bring a tent as beds inside are very limited, although there are two sofas and some floor space.

Who can come on Sculling camp?
Sculling camp is open to all Cygnet and BBLRC members new and old. Assuming there is space then friends and family are also invited.

When is sculling camp?
Sculling camp generally takes place twice a year, in April and September. See below for the next one.

What is the timetable for the weekend?

Saturday
Safety briefing at 10.30am to cover general logistics, safety procedures and navigation in the area, followed by everyone going out in singles and doubles, some for the first time. Plenty of experienced folk will be on hand to help beginners and take them through the basics of gaining confidence and stability before being let loose on the water. This is followed by lunch, more sculling, then a customary BBQ and a few cheeky beers going on into the evening.

Sunday
More sculling, more coaching, brunch and a late paddle prior to a general tidy up, de-rigging and heading back to the club mid–afternoon.

How much does it cost?
This depends somewhat on numbers but as a rough estimate…

Saturdaysculling only£5Sundaysculling only£5
Saturdaysculling + lunch£10Sundaysculling + brunch£10
SaturdaySculling + lunch + BBQ£15All weekendsculling + food£25

Quite a bargain. Camp fees are collected over the weekend in CASH. No cheques or bank transfers. Booze not included in the price however so please bring cash for that too.
Any profits made from Sculling Camp go towards the upkeep of the bungalow.

Kit Required
Normal rowing kit – several changes are recommended plus a towel
Warm clothes for the evening
Sleeping bag (even if you're not camping)
Camping gear
Rigger-jigger

Help Required
Sculling Camp is a Club event, therefore we need lots of help from volunteers BEFORE AND AFTERWARDS. Boats are de-rigged and loaded onto the trail on the Thursday before and the reverse occurs on Sunday evening. S'campers are expected to muck-in with this and whatever needs doing during the weekend – many hands make lights work 'n' all that.

Sounds great. How do I book of the next camp?
Please use the online application form

The date of the next Sculling Camp can be found on the Rowing Calendar




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