Join us for some fun rowing on the Thames

Rowing in skiffs is a sociable and low cost sport, suited to all ages and abilities and a great way to learn how to row. Skiffs are hand-crafted traditional wooden rowing boats, they come in two types – singles and doubles which are steered by a cox.  As well as social skiffing and longer distance trips we also race. Skiff racing is offered at all categories from beginners – novices through to senior, in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Regattas have side by side sprint skiff racing on a course of approx 600m, and there are also long distance events which are raced as timed events. The annual Skiff Championships are held on the Henley Course which sees the Championship events being raced as well as other categories. The season then finishes with the award of the Ormiston trophy which goes to the club with the highest skiff wins of the year. Visit and join us for some fun skiffing in thames.

Please look at the club activities for more details of skiffing at Dittons.

Join Us For Friendly Taster Sessions

Rowing and punting are healthy and enjoyable outdoor sports that you can particiate in throughout the year. Skiffing and punting build a strong core, balance and full-body strength, whilst being outdoors on our beautiful Thames is great for mental relaxation and wellbeing. They are also very accessible sports, with no need for previous experience; many take up these water sports in their 40s to maintain fitness when they move on from other sports.

At the club we offer free Taster Sessions for both sports on every Thursday evening at 18.30h, from 16 May to 29 August. No experience is necessary as you are guided by experienced members of the club. In terms of clothing, wear sportswear, such as you would wear to the gym, and you might want to bring a small dry bag for your valuables or a padlock for our lockers. It is a perfect introduction to the sports, and also an opportunity to find out more about the club. You can get fit and enjoy the beauty of the Thames against the backdrop of Hampton Court Palace.

Following your session on the river, join us on our river terrace and enjoy a drink after your outing.

Find out more about our taster sessions. Click Here

OUR REGULAR EVENTS

Tuesday and Thursday club nights

A social outing on a Friday morning

‘Bridge to Bridge’ (Hampton Court to Kingston) on Saturday morning

Sunday mornings, adult and junior sessions

Regattas – every weekend through the summer

The many club social events.

New members are welcome. We run taster sessions at the clubhouse from 16 th May to the end of  August, turn up for 6.30 pm and we will arrange crews.

Please contact our VC Skiffing to find out more vcskiffing@dittons.org.uk

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