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Cygnet

Established 1890 | Affiliated to British Rowing and CSSC

Cygnet

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

1900s

By 1904, Cygnet had outgrown its existing premises at Aylings Boathouse, Putney, and a decision was made to move to Biffin's Boathouse at Hammersmith. R.B.Etherington-Smith, an outstanding oarsmen of his time, became president in 1902 and Cygnet began to compete at open regattas. Upriver rowing trips continued to grow in popularity and Cygnet rented a plot of land on Hamhaugh Island, Shepperton in 1909, the forerunner of 'The Camp'.

  • Early camping days at Hamhaugh Island, 1909
    Early camping days at Hamhaugh Island, 1909
  • Sarsons, sausages and cider, Hamhaugh Island, 1909

    Arthur Brittan, fourth from left, and 'Wally' Wheldal, second from right

    Sarsons, sausages and cider, Hamhaugh Island, 1909
  • Raymond Etherington-Smith, President 1902-1913
    Raymond Etherington-Smith, President 1902-1913
  • The Post Office Challenge Cup Medal, 1900
    The Post Office Challenge Cup Medal, 1900
  • An early flyer for Biffin's Boathouse at Hammersmith
    An early flyer for Biffin's Boathouse at Hammersmith
  • Club fixture cards from the early 1900s
    Club fixture cards from the early 1900s
  • Early camping days at Hamhaugh Island, 1909
  • Sarsons, sausages and cider, Hamhaugh Island, 1909
  • Raymond Etherington-Smith, President 1902-1913
  • The Post Office Challenge Cup Medal, 1900
  • An early flyer for Biffin's Boathouse at Hammersmith
  • Club fixture cards from the early 1900s

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