Kingston Rowing Club is offering three sculling courses aimed at experienced adult and junior scullers who want to go faster as well as adult beginners. The courses are for five days on the following dates:
Course 1: 3rd to 7th August 2015
Course 2: 10th to 14th August 2015
Course 3: 17th to 21st August 2015
The courses are limited to twelve athletes working with two professional coaches ensuring a fantastic coach to athlete ratio.
Athletes can bring their own 1x or we will provide boats. There will also be sessions in 2x and 4x-.
The course will be tailored to the abilities and goals of each individual and will include the following components:
We are pleased to announce dates for the Junior Squad Summer 'Learn To Row' courses
These popular courses will be held on the following dates:
- 27th July to 31st July 2015 (sorry, now fully booked)
- 17th Aug to 21st Aug 2015
- 24th Aug to 28th Aug 2015
On Sunday 12th April two boats were named. Mohana named a Junior Eight and our juniors took the boat for its first outing on the river. Gordon Craig, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at the Royal Star & Garter Homes, named the four 'Row to Remember'.
Junior Eight - 'Mohana'
The Kingston Rowing Club juniors have an exceptionally strong spirit and when one of their number, Mohana Knipp, became seriously ill her response was to want to help her crew mates. Her mother, Bettina Knipp, donated £12,500 towards a new Stampfli racing eight. The club undertook a major sponsored row in 2014 to raise money for new boats and also to raise money for the Royal Star Garter Homes now with a home in the Borough. The club raised £5,800 for the Royal Star and Garter and sufficient funds to allow the acquisition of this £28,000 boat. This would have been impossible without the very generous donation from Mohana and Bettina Knipp.
Club Coxless Four - 'Row to Remember'
The Row to Remember fundraising enabled the purchase of a coxless four/quad sculling boat. The weight specification of the boat makes it suitable for our women's squad and our junior men and is a versatile addition to the club's fleet.
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There will be work carried out on each of the arches of Kingston Railway Bridge until March 2015.
Look out for Red danger signs with a triangle of three red lights slung under the arches, and for red danger buoys placed in the river. Boats going upstream must give way to boats coming downstream (standard river rules of navigation apply), but boats coming downstream must take extra care travelling through the arches.
The Central arch is now only closed whilst work is going on overhead and at these times a red danger board is located over the span. At other times the arch may be navigated and a white light on a yellow background is shown (indicating that there is restricted headroom of 15 metres). At night an additional horizontal fluorescent strip light is visible. Please check the status of the central span each outing.16/4/2015
Currently the Surrey (Kingston) arch is fully closed, indicated by a red danger sign slung below the arch.
At least one of the navigation arches will remain open during maintenance work on the bridge. Scaffolding will encapsulate the span/arch where work is taking place. Please navigate slowly and with caution, following signs and directions from safety boats and/or Environment Agency officers.