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2017 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 Clinics – Schedule to be Announced

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 for more information.

Group size is limited to 3 rowers.

Cost: $150

2017 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 ( ):

 

Sweep-to-Scull Clinics – Schedule to be Announced

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.

2017 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 ( ):

 

Sign up on Sign-up Genius as soon as the schedule is set.

 

Novice Sculling – Weekly Coached Sessions

June 28 - August 16
Coach - Jen Friend
Cost: $175

Learn to scull better! We are offering a novice sculling class on Wednesday evenings from 6/28-8/16. 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

 

Club Coached Sculling Program

Head Coach: Chuck Nagle

The Club Coached Sculling Program is a new program designed for people who know how to scull but who want to improve their sculling skills. The program will focus on maximizing technique and fitness. Although it is designed to help recreational scullers enjoy their rowing more, you will be able to get pointers and strategies for sprint racing in the summer and head racing in the fall.

We are offering this program on Mondays to allow sweep rowers as well as others to participate. You are welcome to sign up for any number of Coached Sculling Programs. If there is a demand, we can extend the program in 3-week segments. We want your feedback and comments as we evolve our Coached Sculling Programs. Please email us at . Our coaches and program directors would be glad to talk with you about our programs. Program details and registrations are below.

Program Details

Day and Time: Monday mornings, 5:30-7:15am
Maximum sign-ups: 8

Session I: May 15- June 5
Fees: $60 for those signing up on or before May 5 ($75 for sign ups after May 5)
>>Sign up now!

Session II: June 12-26
Fees: $60 for sign ups on or before June 5 ($75 for sign ups after June 5)
>>Sign up now!

Session III: July 10-24
Fees: $60 for sign ups on or before July 3 ($75 for sign ups after July 3)
>>Sign up now!

Locations:

  • Kendal Waterfront: May 15 – June 5
  • Dartmouth Waterfront: June 12 – July 24

 

Also new this year: Masters Coached Sculling Program beginning May 15. Program information and registration here.

 

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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