The recreational squad meets on Friday mornings all year round, and often on one weekday evening during the summer months. The squad is made up of a diverse range of people from mid-30s to over-70s and of all genders. Some members of the squad also row with other crews, usually in mixed quads and eights, at other times in the week. The squad currently comprises 15-20 members that mostly use mixed coxed quads (sculling boats for four people, each with two oars), along with doubles and singles.
A small learn to row group will runs on a Friday morning for ages 18-80, if you are are interested in learning to row on Friday mornings please contact us, a list of alternative Adult Learn to Row dates can be found here. After completing the Adult Learn to Row course members can join in with the recreational rowing squad.
- Head of the Taff – Sunday 29th January
- Ladies’ Squad Report – November 2016
- Mens’ Squad Report – November 2016
- Junior Squad Report – February 2017
- Junior Squad Report – January 2017
- Juniors Row Hard at Totnes Head Race
- BRIC 2016
- Junior Squad Report – December 2016
- Junior Squad Report – November 2016
- Juniors at Gloucester Head 2016
Friday 9:00-11.30 (followed by a local coffee shop)
Boat Booking available out of squad times
A small learn to row group will runs on a Friday morning for ages 18-80, if you are are interested in learning to row on Friday mornings please contact us, a list of alternative Learn to Row dates can be found here.
Usually each summer we organise a weekend away. In 2016 the squad rowed down the Thames from Wallingford to Henley and Henley to Eton/Windsor over two days, spending a night in Henley. In 2017, the squad is visiting Exeter's twin city of Rennes for their 150th anniversary regatta.
On a typical Friday morning the squad takes out coxed quadruple sculls (quads), rotating so that everyone learns to cox as well as developing their sculling. Each session involves some 'skills' work and some continuous rowing. We use the river during the summer, and the canal (from the basin to the Double Locks) in winter. Training boats (a quad, two doubles and a single that are wider and more stable than fine sculling boats), are also available and used at the early stages in learning. If there are more Rowers than can fit into these, we would also take out doubles and singles. Several members of the squad use their own single sculling boats and from time to time we also have sessions on the rowing machines (ergos).