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  • Happy New Year

    31st December 2021

    Good afternoon Cygnets, this is your Captain speaking I very much hope many of your have had a peaceful and festive Christmas with your loved ones with a well earned break from work and training and I hope without much Covid related disruption to your plans. As we approach the end of 2021...

  • Glad Tidings from the Captain

    24th December 2021

    Dear all, As we rapidly approach Christmas Day, I wanted to offer you and yours all best wishes for a very happy and healthy festive season. The Cygnet family stretches far and wide these days, so wherever you are, a very Merry Christmas to one and all. May your stockings be filled with...

  • Fours Heads & Remembrance weekend

    14th November 2021

    A busy weekend at the Civil Service boathouse as we hosted crews from all over the country for both Fours and Vet Fours Heads. The weather played ball (for a change) which helped but all was calm and very well organised for the first race back after last year's wash-out. ...

  • Malcolm Burman

    15th September 2021

    It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that Malcolm Burman, a long-standing Cygnet member and one of our Honorary Examiners, passed away this morning. "Big Malc", as he was affectionately know, was contemporary of the Chairman and many others within our veteran...

  • Autumn Sculling Camp

    14th September 2021

    Absolutely fantastic to be back at our upriver training facility (aka The Bung) for sculling camp last weekend. A weekend of doing what we do best...Friends enjoying our upstream retreat with lots of sculling, catching up in the sun and on (in) the water, and the occasional beer or...

  • Club day

    30th August 2021

    Hot on the heels of the Cygnet End of Season do, we also held our traditional Club Day event, in conjunction with BBLRC, on Bank Holiday Monday.  Some racing was done. Some prizes were presented. A good time was had by all. And guess what...some beer was consumed!  ...

  • End of Season do

    28th August 2021

    In a change to our usual End of Season event at a local hostelry, a 'Beer Festival' and Hog Roast were instead enjoyed on the boathouse lawn over the weekend. However, one tradition that didn't change were the club awards which this year were presented to... Congratulations to...

  • ATTENTION! Barnes Bridge Arch Closure

    23rd August 2021

    The north/inshore/#1 arch of Barnes Bridge will be closed to navigation for significant periods from Tuesday 23rd August. This closure is due the installation of the foot bridge under the arch. Full details are in the Current Safety Notices here. This is obviously going to have a big...

  • Boathouse closure

    22nd July 2021

    Urgent notice from the Boathouse Executive: the Civil Service Boathouse will be closed tomorrow Friday 23 July. There will be significant activity and filming on site, with no access for members. Apologies for the late notice and any disruption but the clubs will be compensated for the...

  • Hammersmith Bridge re-opens

    15th July 2021

    Hammersmith Bridge re-opens - for both river traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.  Full details on our Current Safety Notices page but in summary; The bridge control lights display two signals; green arrow and a red X The green arrow means the bridge is open and there are no...

  • Busy weekend of racing and rowing

    3rd July 2021

    Racing... Upriver On Chiswick Reach some racing and huge congratulations to our golden sculler Ross bringing home the goods once again. A thoroughly well deserved wins and another pot to savour.  Hats off to the 4+ and 2x racing crews too, some more solid racing experience working towards...

  • Off to the races

    8th June 2021

    Finally, this weekend we went to our first event after almost two years - the Sunday of Peterborough Spring. It felt sooo nice to race again with great weather ideal conditions, fantastic atmosphere, ice cream ... but my goodness how long did 1 kilometre feel! Morning races for the 4+ (Megan,...

  • FCDO Globalmile

    22nd May 2021

    Cygnet RC does the FCDO Globalmile On Saturday 15th May, Cygnet Rowing Club celebrated its links and history with the Civil Service by joining in with a truly global relay as part of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) Globalmile event. A racing crew completed a mile course as...

  • Hammersmith Bridge update - 20th May

    20th May 2021

    The message below is from the TRRC. There is also a notice about the new lights on Hammersmith Birdge in the Current Safety Notices section of this website As many of you know Hammersmith Bridge is a critical issue for all our Tideway clubs and events. We wanted to update you on what has...

  • Return to rowing - Step 3

    18th May 2021

    British Rowing have updated their guidance to reflect some of the details now provided by the Government in relation to Step 3 of their Spring 2021 COVID-19 Response, which comes into effect on 17th May. A further update is expected around 21st June. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDANCE - v.12 updated 15th May...

  • May Newsletter

    9th May 2021

    May Newsletter: Back on the water, new committee, Hammersmith & Barnes Bridges. ...

  • Return to rowing - update

    9th April 2021

    British Rowing have updated their guidance to reflect some of the details now provided by the Government in relation to Step 2 of their Spring 2021 COVID-19 Response, which comes into effect on 12 April DOWNLOAD THE GUIDANCE - v.11.2 updated 8th April 2021 ...

  • Back on the Tideway!

    2nd April 2021

    We. Are. Back.  First post lockdown outing and first outing of the year. Great to see big smiles and burning glutes back in the VIII, as training and life on the Tideway is underway once more.  We are Cygnet. Row on. Come join us? Click here for more details ...

  • Return to Rowing

    25th March 2021

    From Monday, 29 March - clubs will be able to reopen their doors and return to rowing. We've updated our guidance to reflect these changes and provide rowing specific guidance to you and your club. There will still be some restrictions in place as we move through each of the steps in the...

  • February BR's Covid roadmap

    24th February 2021

    Subject to ongoing advice and possible changes, here is the latest from British Rowing based on the recent Government announcement regarding the Covid-19 roadmap and easing of lockdown restrictions. There is light at the end of the tunnel but please be patient. ...

  • January Lockdown 3 BR Advice

    5th January 2021

    Advice from British Rowing to all clubs following the new Government guidelines issued on Monday 4th January 2021. Tonight the Prime Minister announced nationwide restrictions in light of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country due to come into effect immediately (and into law...

  • 2020/21 Annual Report

    1st January 2021

    2020/21 Annual Report ...

  • The captain's 2020 retrospective

    28th December 2020

    The year didn't start well, with most of the main Head Races cancelled due to weather conditions, as storm after storm battered the country. We couldn't have guessed things would or could get a lot worse... ...

  • December Tier 4 Covid advice

    21st December 2020

    Advice from British Rowing to all clubs following the new Government guidelines issued on Saturday 19th December. (Updated 23/12) Following Saturday's announcement of new Tier 4 restrictions, we are now able to confirm that the impact on rowing is largely as originally published. In particular,...

  • December Newsletter

    17th December 2020

    December Newsletter: More cancelled events, More Lockdown life, Hammersmith Bridge, Remembering David Webb and Greg Steene ...

  • November COVID-19 Update

    5th November 2020

    Latest advice/guidelines from British Rowing outlining their understand of how the second national Lockdown affects club rowing and training. Essentially, the message is that all club activity is suspended until the 2nd of December. Sadly this means that both the boathouse and The Shed will be...

  • Cleaning the Thames

    19th September 2020

    The PLA have launched a new website Cleaning the Thames to encourage more litter removal across the foreshore of the Thames. Connecting volunteers with events across the tidal Thames will maximise the potential and impact of litter removal.  If any club members are interested in helping...

  • Club day

    6th September 2020

    With the ongoing virus restrictions, both rowing and social events are extremely hard to organise and are subsequently rather thin-on-the-ground. However with a facility such as our secluded little garden the clubs were able to organise our traditional, late-season Club day, albeit with...

  • August COVID-19 update

    15th August 2020

    As of 15th August we are able to move to Phase E of British Rowing's "Return to Rowing" policy. This means  that as well as single sculls, mixed household crews are also permitted in II seat and IV seat boats, both coxed and coxless. VIIIs are still not permitted and neither are on-water...

  • Hammersmith Bridge Closed

    14th August 2020

    Hammersmith Bridge is closed to both pedestrians and navigation until further notice. Full details in our Current Safety Notices ...

  • Further COVID-19 updates

    23rd July 2020

    There have been regular COVID-19 updates from BR in the last month or so. We haven't published them as frankly you have better things to do with your time but the latest version (5) is more significant as it points towards a return to crew rowing - hurrah!  All the updates (as well as other...

  • Seal of approval

    21st July 2020

    They're a friendly bunch up at Isleworth - perhaps a bit too friendly! Credit to Robin for the video (and for staying afloat) ...

  • New(ish) Captaincy

    15th July 2020

    A new Captaincy was elected at last night's OGM. An easy process as there no other candidates to challenge. Cristabal Cabrera • Captain, returning for a third consecutive year in the hot seat Sam Sears • Deptuy Captain, also returning for a third year Martin Drage • Vice Captain, the...

  • Bungalow news

    29th June 2020

    Good news for the bungalow. With lifting of some government restrictions, the Bung will again be open for guests use from 5th July and there isn't a free week until after sculling camp in September!  Anyone staying at the bungalow must strictly adhere to government and club guidelines...

  • Boathouse Security - Update

    28th June 2020

    Following a brace of burglaries back in February, Boathouse security has been improved. Door have been repaired, the vulnerable bar fire-door converted to a more secure thee-point lock (as per the fire-door in Ladies changing room), boathouse ground-floor door lock repaired, CCTV installed in the...

  • A Sculler's Dream

    28th June 2020

    With (effectively) only single sculls or same-household small boats currently allowed on the river, the Tideway has been a dream for the last few weeks. Great weather and no coaching launches have made for the sort of glassy smooth water that most scullers can only dream of. It can't last so make...

  • June Newsletter

    12th June 2020

    June Newsletter: Cancelled events, Lockdown life, "A Boathouse to call our own" ...

  • Boathouse Improvements

    3rd June 2020

    They often say that whilst the sun is shining we should be making hay, so whilst they are no rowers the Exec. intend to begin some renovation to the Boathouse - but we need your help. The committee have been hard at work behind the scenes to get scullers on the water and the ergs distributed to...

  • Road access to the Boathouse

    21st May 2020

    You may be aware that the traffic team is undertaking a number of emergency transport measures as part of the Council's response to the Covid-19 crisis, more information on which can be found via the link below. The measures being undertaken are to improve public safety on our road network,...

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

    17th May 2020

    16.00 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...

  • Phasing a return to rowing, update 15th May

    15th May 2020

    19.30 Dear all, Further to the Government announcing on Monday that we are now allowed to do more, and different exercise, and the notification from British Rowing that rowing clubs can now allow single scullers on the Tideway; the PLA has lifted restrictions on recreational use of the river. ...

  • COVID-19 advice, update 13th May

    13th May 2020

    21.30 Dear club members,  Both club committees and the Boathouse Executive have met in the last 24 hours, to thrash-out how we can facilitate people going sculling within the parameters of social distancing and keeping everyone safe and healthy.  Just when we were ready, things...

  • British Rowing COVID-19 update, 12th May

    12th May 2020

    Following the publication of the UK Government's COVID-19 recover strategy on 11th May, British Rowing has updated its advice to our Affiliated Clubs and Events and detailed the rationale behind these decisions. The UK Government yesterday (11th May) published its strategy for...

  • Rowing lockdown: Monday updates

    11th May 2020

    09.00 Dear all, I hope this email finds you and your family all well, and free from nasty viruses.  Following yesterday's update by the Prime Minister, the committee are keeping an eagle eye on the recommendations due soon from both British Rowing/TRRC and the PLA/EA. For now, none of...

  • TRRC Current advice and future return to rowing

    4th May 2020

    Dear TL6 Clubs, I hope that you and your members are well in what is without doubt one of the most challenging times for rowing that we have ever experienced. I wanted to write to you with regards to some of the activity the TRRC is undertaking. I have had a number of emails from...

  • Revamped Website

    14th April 2020

    As you can see, we have revamped our website! It's now much easier to navigate, especially on a phone, and we like to think, more pleasing on the eye. Please have a nose round the site and if you spot an error, find a broken link or have any other feedback, please contact the Website Admin. ...

  • LOCKDOWN!

    25th March 2020

    LOCKDOWN!  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, all club activity is suspended until further notice. The captain and committee are monitoring the advice from the government, British Rowing, PLA and other agencies and will be in touch if and when restrictions are relaxed. ...

  • PLA Notice 6 of 2020: COVID-19 Restrictions

    24th March 2020

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  • British Rowing COVID-19 Advice

    21st March 2020

    Following the latest government advice, we have updated our advice in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19). As the advice is particularly pertinent for you as a club and/or event, we wanted to share it directly with you. The situation continues to change frequently but we will do our best to keep...

  • Boathouse closure - UPDATE

    17th March 2020

    19th March Dear all, In consultation with the boathouse and club captain the situation is as follows: In these situations it's always been the case that the safest/healthiest option gets the preference. In this case that would be closing the boathouse, especially because this is a growing...

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