Summer 2020

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.

Rowing Club Ball – Postponement – 18 March

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.

13 March – Rowing Club Update

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.

Mr Blackham

Rigger Jiggers for Athletes (10 & 13mm spanners)

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:


Rowing Club Ball 2020

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)