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Cygnet Rowing Club
on the Tideway since 1890
CSSC Sports and Leisure

Return to Sculling, Pahse A/B, update 18th May

17th May 2020


Dear All,

Thank you everyone who has been involved for your hard work. Outing in singles can take place from tomorrow, Monday 18th May.

The boathouse is prepared with hand washing stations and the launches have been moved into the Shed so that the singles house in the boat house can be easily accessed. There is also a small box of tools in the Cygnet bay that will enable you to make small adjustments if need be. Please check boats thoroughly before use. Ensure you bring a rigger jigger down and check your boat over BEFORE you put in on the water.

It is advisable at this time that all scullers wear high viz as the river is quieter than normal. Make sure you have read, understood and agree to the club and exec guidelines. Also please remember to have you BR membership up to date.

  • For club boats: have a minimum of British Rowing 'Silver' licence.
  • For private boats: have a Silver licence or be otherwise insured against any accident causing damage or injury to a third party while afloat.

There is a whatsapp group administered by Cara, the safety advisers from both clubs and myself. If you are planning to go sculling and you are not in the group yet please send me your phone number.

The protocols around this group are to:

  1. inform any uses of river conditions that may need to be taken into account
  2. general information

Please see the Google sheet for signing in and out after outings. Along with reporting any damage to boats. Incident reporting is still recorded through BR , informing Beth or Charlie (clubs safety officers) and the captains.

This has been and will continue to be very much a team effort as the guidance changes, therefore we need to be flexible in our mindset and approach. Please be prepared that we may need to move backwards if governments needs to tighten the lockdown again.

Finally we have all witness the social media police during lockdown. Some people may disagree with our return to the water. We need to put our best foot forward and demonstrate to everybody that we are acting in a responsible manner.

I ask you all, first and foremost to stay safe.

Captain, Cygnet RC