Cygnet Rowing Club
The Civil Service Boat House,
Chiswick W4 2SH
Overview: Founded on the morning of 12th February 1890 at the old Duke’s Head in Putney, Cygnet gate–crashed the world of ‘gentlemen’s’ rowing, offering employees of the General Post Office an opportunity to experience ‘messing about in boats’ on the Tidal Thames. Cygnet remains first and foremost a Thames Tideway club with a proud history that has spanned the Victorian, the Edwardian and the Elizabethan eras.
The Civil Service Boathouse was constructed in the 1930s and is currently home to both Cygnet RC and our sister club Barnes Bridge Ladies RC. The building was designed specifically for rowing and is still dedicated exclusively to the sport, including the boating hard which is shared with Emmanuel School BC next door.
We are a big enough club to compete in all the major head races, local and more distant regattas, including Henley Royal, but still small enough that you know who everybody is.
We welcome new members, whether they are complete beginners, experienced oarsmen or returning to the sport. Experienced rowers will be integrate straight into our established squads and complete beginners can take our Learn To Row course, tailored to give their rowing careers a fast start.
Contact – Men (Ladies see Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club)