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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

U8 of 2019
Barn Elms Reach (Upper) - Hammersmith Bridge - Restricted Headroom

U7 of 2019
Cancellation of U5 of 2019 - Horse Reach (Lower) - Richmond Rail Bridge - Arch Closures

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

Social Calendar

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  • BBLRC Christmas Party

    8th December 2018


    I’m pleased to share the details of this year’s BBL Christmas Party – open to all members of Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club and Cygnet Rowing Club, plus partners/guests.It's the biggest social event of the year and a fantastic chance to celebrate, unwind and party after a tough year of training. It'd be lovely to see as many of you there as possible!Date and time: Saturday 8th December, from 7pmVenue: The Boathouse, Putney (32 Brewhouse Lane, SW15 2JX)Format: Three-course-meal (menu attached), drinks and dancing plus BBL prize-giving and a review of the yearCost: £50 per personTo book your place (and that of any guests), please email me directly carly.vw[at]hotmail.com and send payment of £50 to the BBLRC accountThe menu is below. To submit your menu choices and those of any guest, please complete this form ASAP Happy partying!Carly x...

  • The Waddle

    The Waddle

    8th December 2018


    For those of you who are coming to the BBLRC Christmas Bash or indeed, those of you that aren’t but fancy a cheeky pint or six, please find below details of The Waddle this Saturday. Please do let me know if you are interested in attending.2018 Cygnet WaddleIn finest club tradition, you...

  • Cygnet Henley Lunch

    10th November 2018


    Please note that the Cygnet Henley Lunch at Leander Club is set for Saturday 10 November this year. This is a one-off date for 2018 is to coincide with Remembrance Weekend and the centennial commemorations for the end the First World War.Further details and a reservation form can be found...

  • Club Day

    8th September 2018

    BBL and Cygnet's Club Day. Join some fun mixed racing, win some shiny pots, enjoy some BBQ and drinks. Hi all, important things regarding Club Day: Please fill in the Doodle poll below if you're planning on coming to Club Day this year. We'll soon be planning racing and timings (to work...

  • End of Season Dinner

    31st August 2018

    19:30 - 23:00

    Gentlemen,Thanks to everyone who has signed up for next week’s dinner, we are looking a strong crowd and promises to be a very enjoyable evening.The White Hart has now sent through their new online booking system / menu for you to make choices ahead of next Friday. All the information you need...

  • Henley Friday

    6th July 2018

    12:00 - 18:00

    Members of both Cygnet and BBLRC are invited into the most exclusive Henley enclosure, namely the garden at Old Blades during Henley Royal Regatta Friday, which this year falls on 6th July. This invitation has been very kindly made by our hostess, Mrs Pat Sly, who is one of Cygnet's Life...

  • Cygnet's Birthday Drinks

    12th February 2018


    Ladies and Gentlemen, Almost Forgot it :) .... We are in February and it means.... Cygnet's 128th Birthday!!!! 19.30 Ye White Hart. Very informal after work / post training / Birthday drinksPlease let me know if you are planning to come along to get an idea about numbers , and if I...

  • BBLRC Christmas Party

    9th December 2017

    19:00 - 23:55

    BBLRC Christmas Party (preceded by The Waddle).Hallo all,I'm sure we're all not quite ready to face Christmas just yet, but the BBL/CYG Christmas Party, surely that's a different matter! It's that email you've all been waiting (too long, sorry) for! On with the details...Date: Saturday...

  • The Waddle

    9th December 2017

    16:45 - 19:00

    The Christmas Waddle: Pre-Start16.45 (17.00 latest) at the Club where thanks Niall we have an outstanding selection of Beers ~ 17.15  Bus 209 /419 to Hammersmith Bridge 17.30  Blue Anchor for a sliding doors revival scene 18.00  The Old Ship The logo...

  • Henley Lunch

    28th October 2017

    12:00 - 19:00

    Another chance to show of the stripes at the annual Henley Lunch at Leander Club. Click on the image to see the pdf which can be downloaded and printer if required....

  • Bungalow BBQ

    16th September 2017

    16:00 - 20:00

    The Bungalow Committee is holding a BBQ at the Cygnet Bungalow on Hamhaugh Island in Shepperton on Saturday 16th September at 4pm. Members of Cygnet RC are cordially invited to attend, bringing family/friends. if you haven't had enough of the bungalow during sculling camp and would like to join...

  • Club Day

    2nd September 2017


    Hello all!Coming up on Saturday 2nd September is BBL and Cygnet's most excellent Club Day. Come on down, join some fun mixed racing, win some shiny pots, enjoy some BBQ and drinks. Let us know you'll be coming and sign up for racing here! https://doodle.com/poll/9tndmih429ncwkng (Please add...

  • End of Season Dinner

    1st September 2017

    19:00 - 23:00

    Ladies and Gentlemen, This year’s CYG End Of Season Dinner will be on Friday 1st September (Venue still to be confirmed) More details including Menu will follow, in the meantime please let me know in the next days if you want to come along to get an idea of numbers of how big our party will...

  • Henley Friday

    30th June 2017

    12:00 - 18:00

    Members of both Cygnet and BBLRC are invited into the most exclusive Henley enclosure, namely the garden at Old Blades during Henley Royal Regatta Friday, which this year falls on 30th June.For the newcomers at both clubs. the lovely cottage that is "Old Blades" is located halfway along the Henley...

  • The University Boat Races

    2nd April 2017


    The University Boat Races...

  • Cygnets 127th Birthday

    12th February 2017


    Ladies and Gentlemen, We are in February and it means.... Cygnet's 127th Birthday!!!! Therefore we would like to invite you to some informal drinks , ....Sunday 12th February 11.50 am in the Ye White Hart in Barnes (http://www.whitehartbarnes.co.uk ). directly after outings/trainingThey don't...

  • RNLI comedy gig

    8th February 2017

    19:30 - 23:00

    Support our local RNLI at Chiswick Pier with an evening out at a Comedy gig at Headliners Comedy Club  in The George IV on Chiswick High Road - but only after training of course....

  • BBLRC Christmas Party

    10th December 2016

    19:00 - 0:30

    This year's BBLRC Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 10th December. Venue: The Bulls Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, SW139PY Timings: Arrivals 7pm - kickout 12.30am (last orders at midnight) Order of service: You will be a welcomed by a complimentary round of prosecco, your ticket...

  • Cygnet Henley Lunch

    29th October 2016


    This year's Cygnet Henley Lunch at Leander Club will take place on Saturday 29th October. We're please to confirm that we will be joined, as our guest, by former Cygnet member Matteo Perucchini. who competed in the Talisker Atlantic race earlier this year. Not only did Matteo win the...

  • End of Season Dinner

    16th September 2016


    This year's End Of Season Dinner will be on Friday 16th September at the Coach & Horses in Barnes. Menu details will be sent separately to the people who are attending. Please let the Social Secretary (Cris) know by Monday 12th September, if you want to come...

  • Club day

    4th September 2016

    Hallo everyone!Club Day (Sunday 4th September) is fast approaching and we're looking to get an idea of numbers as well as put together some fun racing for the day:) Can I ask anyone attending to fill out this doodle form so we can get food numbers right and hopefully some crews...

  • Henley Friday

    1st July 2016

    12:00 - 18:00

    Members of both Cygnet and BBLRC are invited into the most exclusive Henley enclosure, the garden at Old Blades owned by the Sly-family, during Henley Royal Friday, which this year falls on 1 July.For the newcomers at both clubs. the lovely cottage that is "Old Blades" is located halfway along...

  • Thames Foreshore Clean-up

    4th June 2016

    10:00 - 14:00

    Hello AllIf anyone is free on Saturday 4th June and not planning on racing at Peterborough please can you have a look at the information below and poster attached and either join in or help run something to support the event from BBL and CYG, as this is a great opportunity for us to support our...

  • Boathouse Executive AGM

    2nd April 2016

    11:00 - 12:00

    The Boathouse Executive AGM will take place in the bar at 11.00 on Saturday 2nd April.The Exec. is always on the lookout for members to help run the building and facilities on behalf of both clubs and there are several positions up for grabs this year, including the Chair. If you like the...

  • Annual General Meeting

    28th February 2016

    12:00 - 13:00

    NOTE: This meeting is now on a different date from that shown on the fixture cardAnnual General Meeting. All members welcomeThe main business of this meeting is to elect the Management Committee for the 2017/17 season and to present the accounts for the 2015/16 season. Nominations for committee...

  • Birthday Beers

    12th February 2016

    18:30 - 23:00

    Having drunk the Duke's Head dry of brown beer in 2015, we thought it might be a good idea give them the opportunity to redeem themselves in 2016. Conveniently Cygnet's birthday falls on a Friday this year so no school in the morning. Yes, there'll be outings of course, but if our...

  • BBLRC Christmas Ball

    12th December 2015

    17:00 - 23:55

    BBLRC Christmas BallFood, drink, good company, lovely ladies, handsome men, dancing. Frankly, why wouldn't you?...

  • The Henley Lunch

    The Henley Lunch

    24th October 2015

    12:00 - 20:00

    The ever popular Henley Lunch at Leander Club in 2015 will be given some added pomp due to the circumstances. The 24th is the third Saturday in October will be the last chance of the year to give the blazer an airing and listen to the Chairman's now very well rehearsed speech. We are also...

  • Squad End of Season Dinner

    11th September 2015

    17:00 - 23:00

    Join the racing squad for a few beers, some grub and a distinctly dodgy speech by the captain – including the coveted Wally Wheldal and GP Jefferies Cup award ceremony. Venue will be The Coach & Horses in Barnes. Menu details have been circulated by email from the Social Secretary. If you...

  • Club Day

    22nd August 2015

    Cygnet and BBLRC Club Day at the boathouse, is open to all members, friends and family. It's mostly a social occasion with a few mixed, side-by-side pieces on the river followed by a few beers and a BBQ afterwards. More details to follow...

  • House of Lords

    House of Lords

    17th July 2015

    18:30 - 21:00

    Hosted by Olympic, World and Boat Race coxswain Lord Moynihan, this event is the only one arranged specifically to formally celebrate our birthday celebrations: A reception at the House of Lords, including  drinks and canapés on the riverside. Judging by the size of the bar bill last time...

  • Henley Friday

    Henley Friday

    3rd July 2015

    12:00 - 18:00

    Despite the passing of our esteemed president in March, the Sly family have extended their usual generous invitation to join them at Old Blades again this year. We endeavour to make this well attended club gathering extra special: Partly because it's our 125th year and partly in honour of Peter who...

  • Our 125th Birthday!

    Our 125th Birthday!

    12th February 2015

    7:00 - 11:00

    Join us in the Duke's Head, Putney, the place where it all started 125 years ago, for a few informal beers to celebrate the club's birthday. Doubtless the Chairman will feel obliged to make a speech but otherwise it should be a good evening. Any time from 7pm in the public bar. Dress is informal...

  • BBL Christmas Party

    13th December 2014


    It's time to dig out those dinner jackets and bow ties for the annual BBL Christmas Ball, which this year will be held at Dukes Meadows Golf Club.  More details about the ball, how to get tickets and what to wear are now available on the Blog...

  • Safety Awards

    1st December 2014

    7:00 - 11:00

    Join us in the bar for the PLA annual safety awards awarded this year jointly to Cygnet and Furnival Rowing Clubs. The PLA are running a tab so please come along and enjoy a well earned beer....

  • Leander Lunch

    25th October 2014

    12:00 - 17:00

    What is The Leander Lunch?All Cygnet and BBL members are welcome with or without their partners. Scott Macrae remains as head chef so don’t be late for the amazing canapés. Attendees often arrive early to walk the towpath, or have a chat. Stalwarts often remain until around 5pm.The details for...

  • Club Day

    31st August 2014


    The annual in-house club jamboree where Cygnet and Barens Bridge Ladies get together for some top notch BBQ food and drink from the club bar. Joined by family and friends with some on the water 'training pieces' thrown in for good measure, this makes for an excellent afternoon out. More details to...

  • Squad End of Season Dinner

    29th August 2014

    19:00 - 23:00

    Join the racing squad for a few beers, some grub and a distinctly dodgy speech by the captain – including the coveted Wally Wheldal and GP Jefferies Cup award ceremony.  Who will succeed Bart (Clubman) and Danny (Most Improved Rower) of the 2014 season?Venue will be The Coach & Horses in...

  • Thursday Night Boathouse Bar Socials

    10th July - 13th August 2014

    Throughout the 2014 regatta season we will be convening in the boathouse bar for some post-outing food and drink every Thursday evening from 20:30.  Each week the chef will be a different volunteer from CYG and BBL (volunteer list is up in the boathouse kitchen). This is an opportunity amidst...

  • Club Day at Old Blades

    Club Day at Old Blades

    4th July 2014

    12:00 - 18:00

    The President and Mrs Sly have once again invited club members and friends new and old to join them on their lawn at Old Blades for the Friday of Henley Royal Regatta. Best drinking trousers on please....

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