Anyone wanting to race for Cygnet must a) pull hard & b) wear the racing all-in-one.
Let's be honest, most people have a bit of a kit fetish. It's rumoured that some people only join a club in order to get the tie, the badge, the blazer, the kudos – and rowing is as good at feeding a kit habit as any sport.
Cygnet does not generally hold a stock of official racing kit – instead we order from out supplier in batches at regular intervals throughout the year, typically in time for races or other club events.
The British firm Crewroom supply all of our official race strip, including splash tops, gillets, leggings etc. You can browse the range on the Cygnet Teamroom page on the Crewroom website (login required, contact the kit man) and there is also a sizing guide.
Cygnet will open a 'kit ordering window' with Crewroom several times a year so that members can buy their race kit. Members will be informed by email when the window is open, with a reminder of the login details.
Note: The 'wave' design (left)is considered our official racing strip. The hooped 'Team' design (right) may also be worn for racing but either way, the entire crew must be attired in the same design.
There are really only three bits of formal Cygnet attire:
Need • Club tie • £25 • Check stock
You will need a club tie for formal events such as Henley Royal Regatta or the Henley Lunch.
Want • Club blazer • approx £200 • Check stock
Blazers are optional. You may choose to wear a navy blazer to formal events but for the more adventurous, Cygnet has its own blazer. These are made to order.
Bling • Club cufflinks • £20 • Check stock
An excellent accompaniment to both the tie and the blazer for those who want the 'full set'
Occasionally we will place an order for casual, non-rowing kit such as tee-shirts, sweatshirts or hoodies, usually for a particular event or celebration. As with race kit, orders must be placed in advance and notices of special kit will be posted elsewhere and placed in newsletters and the captain's weekly email, usually with an order form.