Summer Courses 2018


We have now published the first version of the timetable for the summer courses, attached at the bottom of the page. There are very limited spaces still available, and you can still sign up, but we cannot guarantee you will get a first choice week or session time, and it will be dependent on the groups we already have running.


The courses are open to anyone going into school years 7-13 this coming September, and we welcome all abilities.

This summer, we are running 5 weeks:

Week 1: 30th  July - 3rd  Aug

Week 2: 6th  Aug - 10th  Aug

Week 3: 13th  Aug - 17th  Aug

Week 4: 20th  Aug - 24th  Aug

Week 5:  27th August - 31st Aug

Each course runs over a single week in the summer holidays. The first four days (Monday-Thursday) run for two hours each day, this could be either 10-12, 12-2 or 2-4. On Fridays, the day runs from 11-4, where all the groups from the week come together to participate in fun and relaxed competitions and share lunch together. You are welcome to sign up for more than one week if you like.

The courses are run in groups of 4, and we arrange groups by age and experience. This means that we can take all abilities, including complete beginner. We can accommodate friendship groups, but only if the experience of the juniors matches up.

For those with experience, the courses are run mostly in single sculls, focusing on small boat skills and manoeuvres. If you are a complete beginner, the course is designed to give you a full introduction to the sport and also doubles as a beginner course should you wish to join us in September. Ultimately though, due to the small groups we run the courses in, each course can be tailored exactly to fit the requirements and wishes of each group.

All juniors will need to sign a consent form stating that they are able to swim at least 50m in light clothing. This is a pre-requisite of taking part. Please note that the courses will inevitably involve a certain amount of capsizing and immersion in the river - this is unavoidable.

The cost of the course is £100 to Falcon members, and £125 to non-Falcon members. Participation at all the days of the course will be required, and the course fee is non-refundable. For this, you get 13 hours of intensive coaching and Falcon summer course t-shirt.

The deadline for booking is Monday 9th July. We will fit everyone in who has booked before this, and anyone who books after will only get a place subject to availability and may not be in a first choice week or group. The timetable will be released shortly after this, and further details will be sent out alongside, including how to pay, what to bring, where to go etc.