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Cygnet

Established 1890 | Affiliated to British Rowing and CSSC

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Current Safety Notices

River issues this weekend
20th September 2018

Lighting-up time
9th September 2018

Barrier Closures
7th September 2017

PLA Notices to Mariners - Upper River Notices

U6 of 2019
Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2019

U5 of 2019
Horse Reach (Lower) - Richmond Rail Bridge - Arch Closures

U4 of 2019
Horse Reach (Lower) - Kew Rail Bridge - Arch Closures

Regattas

For the uninitiated rowing regattas are short distance match races which take place during the summer months. The distance raced varies between events, from 500m sprints to the International standard of 2000m. 

The regatta season in the UK is generally between April and August there are events all over the country. Regattas take place on various types of water including rivers, reservoirs, canals, docks and purpose–built rowing lakes. At some events you will only race side–by–side with one other crew and at the other end of the spectrum, you might find yourself racing eight boats abreast down a multi–lane course. 

Racing is divided into different categories depending on your experience and you will only race crews of a similar standard. There is currently a points system in place which means that you progress up through the categories if you win your event.

For most club rowers the pinnacle is to qualify for racing at Henley Royal Regatta. This takes place at the start of July and the racing season for most clubs is generally structured around it.

Occasionally winners may receive a medal but generally in rowing, the winning crew members each
get a 'pot' to celebrate their success. This pot is inevitably a pewter tankard (occasionally glass or earthenware), engraved with the regatta logo and is perfect for drinking a celebratory beer out of!

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