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2016 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
Coaches: Erika Dade, Laura Gillespie, Margo Cox, Carin Reynolds

This 2-day clinic is for people with no prior rowing experience.  The cost of the Learn-To-Scull Clinic includes two 1.5 hour small group lessons plus 2 weeks of sculling privileges following completion of the lessons.  If you choose to continue sculling after that two-week period, you must become a member of the club.

You will learn:

  • Boat-handling skills
  • River etiquette
  • Navigation
  • Water safety
  • Basics of the sculling stroke
  • Orientation to club sculling equipment and sculling policies
  • Administration of captain’s test in a recreational single


Rowers will use the club's more stable beginner-level singles.  At the end of the session, rowers will be qualified to row the beginner-level singles and doubles during times when a dock monitor is present. If you pass the captain’s test, you can row when there isn’t a dock monitor present as long as you have a buddy to help carry the boat.

Pre-requisite: You need to have taken and passed the UVRF swim test (certificate good for 5 years). At sign up, you will be asked to fill out  US Rowing waiver. Email uppervalleyrc@gmail.com for more information.

Group size is limited to 3 rowers.

Cost: $150

2016 Learn-to-Scull days and times – Please also note that more sessions will be added as the season progresses in response to demand. Check the UVRF website for changes and additions to this schedule.  Please also feel free to email the club if you have at least 2 people interested to set up dates for a clinic (uppervalleyrc@gmail.com):

Click on a specific date below to register for a Learn to Scull clinic:

Tuesday, June 7, 5:30-7 pm and Wednesday, June 8, 5:30-7 pm (Erika)
Friday, June 10, 5:30-7 pm and Saturday, June 11, 9-10:30 am (Margo)
Monday, June 13, 5:30-7 pm and Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-7 pm (Margo)
Friday, June 17, 5:30-7 pm and Saturday, June 18, 9-10:30 am (Erika)
Monday, July 11, 5:30-7 pm and Tuesday, June 12, 5:30-7 pm (Margo)
Monday, July 18, 5:30-7 pm and Tuesday, July 19, 5:30-7 pm (Margo)

 

Sweep-to-Scull

This free 1.5-hour clinic provides an introduction to sculling for sweep rowers who want to learn to scull. You will learn:

  • Boat handling skills
  • River etiquette
  • Navigation
  • Water safety
  • Basics of the sculling stroke
  • Orientation to club sculling equipment and sculling policies
  • Administration of captain’s test in either racing single or recreational single depending on skill level and interest

At the end of the session, club members with Club Sculling privileges will have access to club singles and doubles when a dock monitor is present for the rest of the summer. 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 carry the boat.  

Prerequisites:  You must be a UVRF member in order to take Sweep-to-Scull and have some sweep rowing experience.

2016 Sweep-to-Scull days and times: Please note that more sessions will be added as the season progresses in response to demand. Check back here for changes and additions to this schedule. Please also feel free to email the club if you have at least 2 people interested to set up dates for a clinic (uppervalleyrc@gmail.com):

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June 13, 5:30-7 pm
June 18, 9-10:30 am
July 9, 9-10:30 am
July 23 9-10:30 am

 

Beginner Sculling – Weekly Coached Sessions
Coach: Jen Friend

June 15th – August 3rd
Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00 pm (8 sessions)
Minimum enrollment: 6

Cost:  $220  for 8 coached sessions

This 8 week program gives beginning scullers an opportunity to improve their technique in a relaxed group session.  If you are already sculling in a racing single, please see Intermediate Sculling.

Prerequisites:  You must be a club member in order to take Beginning Sculling, and have taken Learn to Scull or Sweep to Scull or the equivalent (with permission of the coach).

Register for Beginning Sculling


Intermediate Sculling  - Weekly Coached Sessions
Coach:  Mike van Beuren

June 16th – August 4th
Thursday evenings 5:30-7:00 pm (8 sessions)
Minimum enrollment: 6

Cost:  $220  for 8 coached sessions
This 8 week program is for scullers who have advanced to the point of rowing in a racing single.  Get weekly on-the-water input on your sculling technique in singles in a relaxed group session.

Prerequisites: You must be a club member in order to take intermediate sculling, and be able to row in a racing single (such as the club Peinerts). Club equipment is available to use during the class if you do not own your own boat.

Register for Intermediate Sculling


Team Boat Sculling

Saturday mornings 9:00.

These are uncoached sessions designed to encourage scullers to go out in quads and doubles to gain experience sculling in team boats. There will be volunteer certified “Toes” to go out in the quads and volunteer certified “Bows” to go out in the doubles. The success of this team boat program relies on our ability to find experienced volunteers with the requisite certification (toe or bow) and availability of equipment.  Come down ready to be flexible about boat assignments.

Prerequisites:  You must be a club member with sculling privileges in order to participate and be able to row in a racing single (such as the club Peinerts).

Every Saturday at 9am. Sign up by the Wednesday prior to the Saturday you want to come out!

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Semi-Private Coached Sculling Lessons - By Arrangement
Cost: $80 per 1.5 hour session (total cost, not per person)

If you and one other rower would like a semi-private lesson with a sculling instructor, email us and let us know what you are looking for in terms of date, time and type of instruction (beginner, intermediate, racing, etc.) and we will try to match you with an appropriate coach.

Requirements: You must be a UVRF member. Club equipment is available to use during the class if you do not own your own boat.
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