Our Junior Rowing Section is currently suspended, although we are hoping to resume this soon, aiming to run weekly sessions and regular training camps for young people aged 14-18. For further information, please refer to our Junior pages.
A taster session is a great way to try out the sport with like-minded people without committing to a full course or membership. These sessions are fun and are aimed at complete beginners, with an opportunity to try out rowing on the indoor machines first, followed by a coached outing on the water. Please fill out this form to get on the mailing list, so we can alert you of any future taster days.
Our Learn-to-Row (LTR) courses attract many newcomers to the sport, and equip them with all the basic skills to scull or sweep-oar row safely. Courses last 4 weeks, with two sessions per week, and are designed to allow people to try the sport and decide if it suits them, without a massive initial outlay. Contact email@example.com for details.
Our next Learn-to-Row course will likely run in March/April 2024. Please come back here in Jan/Feb for further information, or sign up to our mailing list so you don't miss out.
For info, the 2023 courses were priced at £160 for the course, however, like everything else, this is likely to go up in 2024. The costs are primarily to cover the use of the club facilities and to raise money for the rowing section. All our coaches are volunteers.
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Once completed, athletes who join the club are then welcomed into the Club Squad with like minded people to allow them to hone their skills, and progress towards the status of a racing crew. We run coached sessions on Saturday mornings, specifically tailored to bring more experienced rowers and new novices together to receive coaching, find new crew combinations, and transition to the senior squad.
Novice racers then progress through the established classifications of the sport based on their performances at regattas.
New and experienced coxes are particularly valued, and assisted in their development by experienced cox-coaches.
Coaches assist all club members whenever required.
New members to the rowing section may find the following links useful.
Listed below are the five most useful pieces of information for new members to the rowing section.