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2018 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

 

Sculling Clinic For Advanced Scullers

Coach: Linda Muri
Fee: $250
Max: 6 participants each group

UVRF is excited to announce that Linda Muri, highly-decorated coach and rower, will offer a 2.5 day sculling camp for advanced scullers. The camp will run from Friday afternoon, June 8, through Sunday afternoon, June 10, and will include 5 on-water coaching as well as a few video sessions.

There will be two groups during this time and each group can accommodate up to 6 scullers in singles. The program will be run out of Fuller and is geared for experienced scullers with high-level racing experience in a sculling boat (smackdowns, regattas, etc).

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.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Group A:
Friday, June 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Saturday, June 9, 7:00 - 11:30am
Sunday, June 10, 7:00 - 11am
Group A is FULL as of 5/20/18

Group B:
Friday, June 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Saturday, June 9, 1:00 - 5:30pm
Sunday, June 10, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Group B has one more spot as of 5/20/18

Cost for the sculling clinic is $250 per person for UVRF members and includes all coaching, video sessions, and light refreshments. Please choose either Group A or Group B when signing up.

>> Sign up here for the Sculling Clinic For Advanced Scullers

 

Novice Sculling – Coached sessions

Coach: Jen Friend
Kendal Riverfront
Fee: $150
Max: 6 participants each session

Learn to scull better! This program is designed for beginning scullers who would like to improve their skill. Sessions will focus on building skills and gaining confidence in the boat. The program is offered two days a week for two weeks. Participants must have completed a Learn to Scull clinic or the equivalent. This program is intended for scullers who are not already rowing in a racing single.

Jen is offering this program twice in July: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m., July 3-12 and July 17-26.

Novice Sculling I
Tues & Thurs 5:30-7 p.m.
July 3 & 5
July 10 & 12

Novice Sculling II
Tues & Thurs 5:30-7 p.m.
July 17 & 19
July 24 & 26

>> Sign up here for Novice Sculling

 

Sweep-to-Scull Clinics

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 a Sweep-to-Scull clinic and have some sweep rowing experience.

Meet at the Kendal Riverfront, near the first set of boat racks.

Note: This year we are offering a total of six Sweep to Scull sessions in the months of June, July and August. 2018 Sweep-to-Scull Clinic 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, minimum of 2 to run the clinic). 

Any questions, contact UVRF at .

June Schedule
Monday June 11: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 17: 7:00-8:30 a.m.

July Schedule
Wednesday July 18: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Friday July 20: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

August Schedule
Wednesday August 8: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Saturday August 11: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

>>Sign up here for the Sweep to Scull Clinic

 

Learn to Scull Clinics

Coaches are all very experienced scullers who have coached many Learn to Scull Clinics.

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 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 a recreational single

Rowers will use the club's more stable beginner-level singles. Upon completion of the course, you 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). There is a schedule of swim tests on the website. 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

Meet at the Kendal Riverfront, near the first set of boat racks.

Note: This year we are offering a total of six Learn to Scull sessions in the months of June and July.

Any questions, contact UVRF at .

LEARN TO SCULL CLINIC SCHEDULE

June Schedule
Monday June 11 & Tuesday June 12: 6:00-7:30 a.m., Coach Paul Gross
Tuesday June 12 & Wednesday June 13: 5:30-7:00 p.m., Coach Ali Brooks
Thursday June 14 & Friday June 15: 5:30-7:00 p.m., Coach Ali Brooks

July Schedule
Monday July 9 & Tuesday July 10: 7:30-9:00 a.m., Coach Liz Marshall
Tuesday July 10 & Wednesday July 11: 12:30-2:00 p.m., Coach Heidi Robbins
Wednesday July 11 & Friday July 13: 5:30-7:00 p.m., Coach Liz Marshall

>> Sign up here for the Learn to Scull Clinic.