The rowing club will be closed from Saturday 21 March. We understand as a school what a major part rowing plays in all of our athletes daily lives; however, in the current climate, the welfare and well-being of our pupils is our top priority.
Please do keep an eye on the rowing website for regular updates. Athletes can access the remote training plan here: https://firefly.kingschester.co.uk/rowing/summer-2020
It is with disappointment that the KSRCPA have had to announce the postponement of the Rowing Club Ball due to be held on Saturday 21 March. This is; however, unavoidable and in line with Public Health England’s advice that all unnecessary travel and gatherings should be avoided.
The new date for the ball is now Saturday 21 November at the Racecourse. All tickets that have been purchased will be carried over to this event so there will be no need to re-book. Anyone wishing to return their ticket and claim a refund will be able to, details of how to do this will go out on classlist. Athletes, parents and supporters wishing to attend the ball who have not already purchased tickets will be able to purchase tickets from September onwards.
Coronavirus Update – 13-03-20. Athlete & parent update.
We are working closely with the school and are following all the latest guidance from Public Health England (PHE) to prepare for the potential challenges the coronavirus outbreak could have for us over the coming months. This is one of the busiest times of the rowing year and it is likely that there will be a level of disruption to the “normal” rowing calendar.
Over the next week, the club has three major events – the North of England Head, Schools’ Head and the Sculling Head. We will be evaluating, in line with the best advice and guidance available at the time, our participation in these events and will ensure that clear and timely communication is in place to highlight any changes and amendments. With this in mind, please could I ask all rowers and parents to refer in the first instance to the rowing website for updates.
Thank you for your support.
All members of the rowing club are expected to own their own 10 & 13mm spanner for rigging and de-rigging boats. These are often known as rigger jiggers. Athletes can purchase these from one of the sites below:
Rock the Boat: https://www.rock-the-boat.co.uk/products/rigger-jigger
Keep up to date with conditions on the Dee:
Current River Levels –
Tidal Chart –
A final reminder to purchase your tickets for the Rowing Club Ball 2020. Tickets can be purchased through classlist (parents and supporters) or through Ewan Weetch (for pupils)
Two years ago, September 2016 we posted the following photograph of the landing stage after a Saturday morning practice. Two years later, we’re a single use plastic free club and proud of it.
Please remember to do your bit, and keep the club single use plastic free…”Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller