Summer Courses 2017

2017 COURSE UPDATE: Timetable now published

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.

We are actively looking to fill the following spaces- 31st July- 4th Aug- spaces for beginners and those with limited experience either 12-2pm or 2-4pm, 21st-25th August- space for a beginner 2-4pm. All other enquiries will be considered on an individual basis.


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 4 weeks:

Week 1: 31st July- 4th Aug

Week 2: 7th Aug- 11th Aug

Week 3: 14th Aug- 18th Aug

Week 4: 21st Aug- 25th 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 manoueveres. 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 forms which states 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 £120 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 10th 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.