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:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK63221-Double-Spanner-Offset/dp/B009ZRYRT4/ref=pd_cp_200_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B009ZRYRT4&pd_rd_r=999b0236-e358-11e8-af2c-cb08b2b3dee4&pd_rd_w=daLig&pd_rd_wg=xXD0a&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=0ca7ef78-a9c4-4935-a8ff-59221f1ded3e&pf_rd_r=TVKNZMEQPZTVW8T23FVE&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=TVKNZMEQPZTVW8T23FVE

Rock the Boat: https://www.rock-the-boat.co.uk/products/rigger-jigger


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)

We’re plastic free – keep up the good work


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