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Practice Evenings

From Monday 17th June 2024

Practice evenings are extremely popular, but we rely on volunteers to help organise and ensure safety. Without them practice could not take place.

IMPORTANT: ALL adult rowers and parents/guardians of practising children are required to join the rota of helpers.  You or your child will NOT be allowed to practice without signing up. 

No previous experience is needed, we will explain the task. For more information and to join the rota, please contact Libby Wilkin on 07796 274 896 / libbywilkin@yahoo.co.uk 

Practice takes place on weekdays in the five weeks preceding Regatta Day. Anyone who qualifies to race or cox can have a go for free, with experienced rowers on hand to offer encouragement and advice.

Practice evenings operate on a first-come, first-served basis and are held on the river beside the path at the end of Hemingford Grey High Street.

All eligible children are encouraged to cox. Only approved coxes can compete on the day.

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Practice Evening Timings

Monday17th to Friday 21st June

6:30pm - 9:00pm: Children, U18s, adult beginners. 

Kayak Training - Mon, Tues, Wed 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Novices have priority

Monday 24th to Friday 28th June

6:30pm - 7:45pm: Children and under 14s only

7:45pm - 9:00pm: Adults and over 14s have priority

Kayak Training - Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Monday 1st to Friday 5th July &

Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July

6:30pm - 7:45pm Children and under 14s only

7:45pm - 9:00pm: Adults and over 14s have priority

Kayak Training - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Race entrants only

Punt practice by arrangement.

  • Consent forms MUST be signed by parents/guardians of U18s before they will be allowed on the river

  • Practice sessions are weekdays only and weather and light dependent

  • All parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times, including practice evenings & Regatta Day

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