The Skiff Club, founded in 1895, is the oldest skiff club in
existence. We are based on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames, on the non-tidal waters
between Teddington Lock and Kingston.
What is Skiffing?
Skiffing is sculling in a skiff! Sculling is done with two oars per person - rowing
is where each person has only one. Skiffs are traditional, stable wooden
boats with a fixed seat and tholes instead of rowlocks or riggers.
These come as singles, for one person, or doubles, which hold two
scullers and a cox. Skiffing is good exercise, which can be enjoyed after only a few
sessions. For the more energetic or competitive skiffers, training and sprint sessions
keep fitness for regattas.
What do we do?
Our main club night is Thursday evening and after outings on the water the clubhouse is open for food, drink and views over the river.
We also meet on Sunday mornings, with seasonal courses of lessons for
beginners on Saturdays and other evenings. Members can take boats out at other times for informal groups, race
training, ladies sessions etc. There's punting too at the
Skiff Club – we have both 2 foot punts and Best & Best punts (narrow and fast),
which we race at regattas in the summer. We're a sociable crowd and arrange a number of events during the year including a Club Supper, trips to the theatre and weekend jaunts.
If you'd like to try skiffing or punting then come along on
Thursday evening at 7.00 pm or Sunday morning at 10.00 am.
Our address is:
The Skiff Club, The Clubhouse, Trowlock
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9QY
here for a map
You can phone or email us too
Tel: 07739 131031
Contact the Captain direct:
Website enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org