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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

U10 of 2017
Brentford & Mortlake Reach (Upper) - Tidefest

U9 of 2017
Cross Deep to Horse Reach Lower - River Closures - Hasler (Kayak Marathon) Final

U8 of 2017
The Great River Race - Saturday 9th September 2017

The Whip

The Whip is an amazing phenomenon, whereby once you're in it, everything is free for the rest of the event / evening / weekend. It works like this...

At the start of the event you hand over the contents of your wallet to appointed The Whipman. Thereafter anything that needs paying for is done so by The Whipman, leaving you to enjoy the event without all that faffing about in your back pocket. 

There is only one rule of The Whip: Never leave your Whipman.

The Whipman is usually selected, by peer pressure, before the event starts and the post is often held by somebody who has never attended that particular event before. The theory being that, because of their ignorance, they won't stray too far from the pack. 

The Whip is most often pressed into service during the Rhine Marathon or on The Waddle

The Whip


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