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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 -- CLOSED for 2016
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):


No more learn to scull dates available, closed for 2016!  Thank you.

 

Sweep-to-Scull

This free 1.5-hour clinic provides an introduction to sculling for sweep rowers who want to learn to scull and who are current members of UVRF. 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 are listed on Sign-up Genius. Click the link below to see what clinics are still open, (maximum of three people in each clinic). Note that more sessions are being added as the season progresses in response to demand. Please feel free to email the club if you have at least 2 people interested to set up dates for a clinic ( ):

We are scheduling two final Sweep to Scull Clinics for 2016: Thursday evening, 9/1/16, 5:00-6:30 p.m. and Saturday morning, 9/3/16, 9:00-10:30 a.m. There is a limit of 3 people per clinic. So, sign up on the Sign-up Genius link below. Let me know (Peggy Sadler) if you have questions. Thank you and good luck for the rest of the Club rowing season!

Sign up on Sign-up Genius

 

Novice Sculling – Weekly Coached Sessions 
June 29 - August 17
Coach - Jen Friend
Cost:  $175
 
Learn to scull better! We are offering a novice sculling class on Wednesday evenings from 6/29-8/17.  These weekly sessions will help participants improve their technique.   Row any 6 of 8 sessions.  This class is best for beginning scullers, who have not yet rowed in a racing single.
 
Pre-requisites:  Learn to Scull, Sweep to Scull or permission of the coach.

Register for Novice Sculling

 


Team Boat Sculling -- CLOSED FOR 2016, Plan for 2017 

 

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).


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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