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Social Diary

  • Christmas Party

    11th December 2021


    Date: Saturday 11th DecemberVenue: The George IV, 185 High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DRStart time: 7pmTickets: £55 per headDress: Black Tie It’s that time of year again! After a year’s rest (thanks Covid) the BBL Christmas Party is back and we cannot wait to celebrate with you all: BBLers,...

  • Thursday Supper Club

    30th September 2021

    Thursday Supper Club is back! Starting from the 30th September each Thursday a BBL / Cygnet rower will cook a delicious meal for all to enjoy. It's a great way to get people together outside of training and gives us a chance to show off our signature dishes! The bar will be open as usual and you...

  • Clubs Day 2021

    30th August 2021

    As we approach the end of summer it's time for the annual BBL and Cygnet Clubs Day. This year the event will be on Bank Holiday Monday - 30th Aug. Final plans are still TBC but the current plan is for there to be some mixed side-by-side racing followed by a BBQ on the club lawn with the...

  • Squad End of Season 'Dinner'

    28th August 2021

    18:30 - 23:00

    We are delighted to invite you to the Cygnet End of Season celebration, with is open to all members (active or otherwise) and friends. We'll be doing things a little differently this year as the effects of COVID linger, avoiding some of the crowded local establishments but instead...

  • Henley Royal Regatta

    13th August 2021

    12:00 - 18:00

    Once again, we have been generously invited to enjoy the Friday of Henley Royal Regatta from the garden of Old Blades for this year's rescheduled event. Members of both Cygnet and BBLRC are invited into the most exclusive Henley enclosure, namely the garden at Old Blades during...

  • Birthday Bash

    12th February 2021


    Good evening Cygnets and friends Hope you all are keeping safe, healthy and well.Tradition has it that each 12th of February, Cygnets gather on the banks of the Tideway in a suitable establishment to toast our club, our friends and the waters on which we row. Alas, the current state of the world...

  • Boathouse Quiz Night

    20th November 2020


    Hello allWe are sad to be missing out on our usual Tideway racing and clubhouse Thanksgiving celebrations next weekend - so instead we are excited to invite you to Friday Night Quiz Night for BBL & CYG members, families, friends and housemates. Novices, Seniors, Vets and Single Scullers, all are...

  • Cygnet Henley Lunch - UPDATED

    24th October 2020

    12:00 - 19:00

    Although Leander Club still had not confirmed that the Cygnet Henley Lunch would be able to go ahead, the Cygnet Management Committee has taken the decision to cancel this year's lunch. As with most things, this decision has been forced on us by the guidelines surrounding ongoing COVID-19...

  • Birthday Drinkies

    12th February 2020

    19:00 - 23:00

    As usual, the social secretary has arranged a low key, informal evening to celebrate Cygnet's birthday - we're 130 this year.Previous experience shows that The Duke's Head in Putney (the pub where Cygnet was founded in 1890) can't seem to ensure that there is enough beer for thirsty oarsmen on a...

  • Burns Night

    25th January 2020

    Any excuse for a social. A Burns Night supper is once again being planned for the evening of 25th January - after Quintin Head. Dust off your sporrans! ...

  • New VIII Boat naming

    22nd December 2019

    12:30 - 13:00

    The latest addition to our fleet, a Janousek VII, will be officially named for Noel Davison on Sunday 22nd December at 12.30 - 13.00New VIIIs come along infrequently at Cygnet and sadly this is to be a posthumous naming for Noel who passed away last year. However, his family will be present...

  • BBLRC Christmas Do

    14th December 2019


    Hello all, It's that time of year again! On with the details of the Barnes Bridge Ladies Christmas Party...Date: Saturday 14th DecemberVenue: The George IV, 185 High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DRStart time: 7pm Tickets: £55 per head Dress: Black Tie So yes, we're...

  • Whisky Tasting evening

    7th December 2019


    Here's an offer you can't refuse! - A Whisky Tasting evening (after Scullers Head). To kick-start our fundraising for the new Shed, we are delighted to offer you a Whisky Tasting with Sarah TYW, our very own whisky expert.Saturday 7th December, at 5pm, with soup and bread from 4pm, and a...

  • Henley Lunch

    26th October 2019


    Enlarge the image (pdf) orSee here for details and online application form.A paper copy of the details and an application form will also be includedin the September newsletter...

  • End of Season Dinner

    7th September 2019


  • Clubs Day

    31st August 2019

    This year's annual BBL and Cygnet Club Day fast approaches! Please do join us for a lovely day at the club, BBQ, drinks, and your last chance this season to win a much coveted drinking vessel.. Families, friends, lovers and significant others welcome!We don't make any money on Club Day but it...

  • Henley Friday at Old Blades

    5th July 2019

    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 5th July. This invitation has been very kindly made by our hostess, Mrs Pat Sly, who is one of Cygnet's Life Honorary...

  • Clubhouse clean-up

    18th May 2019

    Time for a spring clean, in particular the boatshop and changing rooms. After outings or between races at Putney Town on Saturday. Many hands make light work so please spare and hour to make your club a nicer place to spend time in. Jobs to do:Changing roomsRemove all rubbish and water...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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!

    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...

  • 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

    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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