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Apprentices’ Sculling Weekend

APPRENTICES’ SCULLING WEEKEND, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
16th – 18th September 2022

                                           

All our apprentices are invited to attend this year’s Sculling Weekend in Henley.

Whether or not you’ve rowed before this wonderful opportunity will allow you to gain sculling knowledge and experience with knowledgeable coaches on hand to guide you.

The weekend is aimed at all levels, and we would appreciate our more experienced apprentices attending to assist and share their knowledge with our novice rowers.  This fun, social weekend will allow you to learn, improve and race, whatever experience of rowing you have.  It also gives you the opportunity to meet other apprentices and Freemen of the Company.

The weekend’s programme includes an introduction to rowing, coaching sessions for all levels, building confidence on the river, along with intro the sculls; parts, maintenance etc.

Our rowing weekends, provide a unique opportunity for you to also learn from first-class coaches using superb equipment and facilities. It is important that you learn to scull correctly, particularly if you consider entering the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager at the end of your Apprenticeship.

There will be a Friday evening curry supper aboard a Salter’s Steamer and a dinner at Leander Club on Saturday. Lunch will be available during the break on Saturday.  Dress code for the curry supper is smart casual and for Saturday night dinner is jacket and tie/smart attire.

This weekend is significantly subsidised by the Company’s charity for apprentices and allows us to offer the cost per person at £195 which includes:

  • Bed and breakfast at Henley Business School on the Friday and Saturday nights
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Friday night Curry & Cruise abroad a Salters Steamer
  • Formal dinner at Leander Club on Saturday evening
  • All rowing equipment and coaching

(Accommodation and the number of boats available are limited, bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis)

We can only offer places to apprentices over 18 years old as of 16th September. If you are under 18, and would still like to attend, please contact us directly 020 7283 2373 and we will do our best to make arrangements.

 We really hope you will join us, please complete this booking form to confirm your place and return to [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: We only have limited accommodation (10 subsided places), so this is  offered in a first come first served basis – so book as soon as possible.