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Shiplake Vikings Rowing Club

SVRC is made up of two distinct sections both of whom use the rowing facilities of Shiplake College. One is a senior section which focuses on local men and women who have had previous experience of rowing and one is a junior (14 – 18 age group) which focuses on junior rowing. Both sections are separately managed, affiliated to British Rowing and enjoy the river Thames between Shiplake and Sonning.

The College provides the Club with sculls, doubles, pairs, quads and (for the juniors) octuples and both Clubs also participate in various regattas and time trials throughout the year. The main day for outings is Sunday when the facilities are used from 7.30 am until midday but the boats and other training facilities are also available when the College is not using them.

The senior section has limited coaching and aims to provide an environment where those who have rowed previously in their lives can make up crews and train / exercise either socially or for competition. The Junior section has a structured training and coaching programme and encourages both beginners and those with experience.

SVRC welcome new members and the contacts for membership details are:

SVRC Senior section: Peter Greenslade 07771 507032 email

SVRC Junior section: Richard Berkley 07768 512079 email