Please note that a communication will go out to all parents and athletes in early August with regards to current rowing activities.
Due to the current circumstances, there is no Shell “summer school” in 2020. 3rd formers will be briefed about the rowing opportunites in the first games lesson back in September, at the start of the J14 year.
The rowing club is currently closed, the communication to parents and athletes at the start of August will provide an update on the situation for August.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
As of 2 March, the club moves onto the summer planner. This now means that the J15/J16 girls on Monday, and the J14s (Tues-Thurs) are now at the boathouse after school. All boathouse sessions now finish at 6:30pm as a majority will now be on the water.