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2019 Sculling Programs

In sculling, each rower holds 2 oars and rows in small boats. UVRF owns many sculling boats, including singles (one person), doubles (2 person), and quads (4 person) that are available to club members under certain conditions. If you are already a sweep rower, sculling is an excellent way to develop boat "feel," balance and technical skills. Learn-to- Scull clinics are available for first-time scullers. Free Sweep-to- Scull clinics are available for experienced sweep rowers.

Using Club Sculling Equipment

Club boats are available to members who have EITHER: a) registered for a paid sweep or sculling program; OR b) rented rack space; OR c) paid the club sculling fee (Adults $175/Juniors $100 for the season). Club members have the privilege of using club singles, and doubles and quads throughout the summer season (roughly from the first week of June through mid-September). See Use of Club Singles and Doubles for more information. Please note that use of the club’s racing doubles, and quad requires additional certification. See Sculling Equipment Certification to learn more about using this equipment.

While Juniors are welcome to sign up for these clinics, we encourage you to view the Junior Sculling programs on the separate Juniors tab.

Sculling Programs

Learn-to-Scull Clinic

Coaches: Joe Jones, TBA

This week-long program is designed for beginning rowers who would like to learn sculling (rowing with two oars). Participants will use UVRF’s recreational rowing shells, which are the most stable in the water. The sessions will focus on boat handling, building skills and gaining confidence. Toward the end of the week, participants will be free to advance to less stable rowing shells, depending on their comfort level. Membership in UVRF is not required for this introductory course.

  • June 24 - June 29
  • 5 sessions: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri
  • 7:30 - 9:00 am
  • Location: Kendal Riverfront Park
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 6
  • Program fee: $250
  • Register here for Learn-to-Scull

Intermediate Sculling Clinic

Coach: Mike van Beuren

This week-long program is designed for novice rowers who have advanced from recreational rowing shells to racing shells but who still need to improve their rowing skills, enabling them to row more efficiently and independently. Rowers will use UVRF’s singles and doubles. Membership in UVRF is required for this course.

Sweep-to-Scull Clinics

Coaches: See below

During the weeks of July 1 and July 8, four 1.5-hour sessions will be held for sweep rowers to learn the basics of sculling. Participants will learn where UVRF’s recreational and racing singles and sculling oars are kept at the Kendal Riverfront Park. The basics of the sculling stroke, small boat handling, safety precautions and etiquette on the river will be covered. Topics such as how to reserve a boat, sign out and sign in will be covered as well. The program is free to anyone who has completed a sweep program at UVRF or elsewhere.

After completing the clinic, club members with club sculling privileges will have access to club singles and doubles for the rest of the summer when a dock monitor is present (early morning and late afternoon hours). A captain’s test can be scheduled in either a recreational or racing single, depending on each rower’s skill level and interest. If you pass the captain’s test in a racing single, you can row when there isn’t a dock monitor present; if you pass it in a recreational single, you can row when there isn't a dock monitor present as long as you have a buddy to help you carry the boat. To arrange to take a captain's test, email UVRF at .

Note: The Sweep-to-Scull Clinic days and times are listed on Sign-up Genius. Click the link below to see what clinics are still open. If additional clinics are needed, they will be scheduled during the summer. If you have any questions, please contact UVRF at .

  • July 1 - July 10
  • 4 sessions:
  • Monday, June 17: 7:30 - 9:00 AM; Coach:  Laura Petto
  • Tuesday, July 2: 7:00 - 8:30 AM; Coach:  Laura Petto
  • Monday, July 8: 5:00 - 6:30 PM; Coach:  Erika Dade
  • Wednesday, July 10: 5:30 - 7:00 PM; Coach:  Erika Dade
  • Location: Kendal Riverfront Park
  • Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants per Session: 2 / 3
  • Program fee: free
  • Register here for a Sweep-to-Scull Clinic

Weekend Clinics for Advanced Scullers

Coach: Linda Muri

UVRF will offer three 2.5 day sculling clinics for advanced scullers. The clinics will run from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Each will have 5 on-water coaching sessions in singles and/or doubles with video review sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be two groups for each weekend clinic and each group can accommodate up to 6 scullers. UVRF singles and doubles will be available for all sessions. The programs will be run out of the Kendal Riverfront Park.

Please choose either Group A or Group B when signing up. Once the Groups are full there is a waiting list, and you will be notified if you are on that waiting list when you sign up. If the clinics are not full one week prior to the first Friday, registration will be opened to non-UVRF rowers. In other words, register early!

Day Activity Group A Group b
Friday Row I 1:30 - 3:00 PM 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Saturday Row II 7:00 - 8:30 AM 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Break & Videos 8:30 - 9:30 AM 2:30 pm - 3:30 PM
Row III 9:30 - 11:00 AM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Row IV 7:00 - 8:30 AM 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Break & Videos 8:30 - 9:30 AM 2:30 pm - 3:30 PM
Row V 9:30 - 11:00 AM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


 

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20-Minute Coaching Sessions: TBA

Again this summer, UVRF hopes to offer short, focused coaching sessions for sculling boats. The sessions will be geared to the individual needs of the sculler or boat (single, double or quad). Registration for the 20-minute sessions will be posted as soon as the program is finalized.

Private Coaching Sessions:

Private Sculling lessons are available. Please email UVRF at to be put in contact with private coaches. You and the coaches will make your own arrangements, and you will pay your coach directly.