NEW TO ROWING?

 

Maidenhead Rowing Club runs three adults (18+) Learn to Row courses a year aimed at those who have never rowed before and fancy giving it a go.

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Learn to Row Stage 1 Overview: You will be taught in a group of 12 max students. We will teach you the basics of sculling (an oar in each hand) to a capable level in stable boats. Depending on river conditions you will be able to experience a variety of boats (8x+/4x+/2x/1x).

 

* Fees: The cost of the Learn to Row Stage 1 course is £204 per person which includes membership of the Club for the duration of the course. We also offer a stage 2 course on completion of stage 1 at £50.00 per person.  

 

* How to Apply:  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The courses are very popular and are restricted in terms of numbers. We will contact those on the waiting list first when new dates are announced. 

 

* Post Learn to Row: We also offer a separate stage 2 where you will be able to get more experience in finer boats.

Part of stage 2 you will complete a Capsize Drill, learn how to steer on blades & footplates and get a taste of Sweep (one oar per person) rowing.

At the end of the course, there will be the opportunity to join the club and join either the Recreational or Competitive squads subject to meeting the appropriate squad criteria.

 

* When do the courses run: Courses run in the Spring/ early Summer so that you get the chance to improve your technique before the more challenging water and weather conditions of the autumn/winter.  We offer 2 Evening course (A and B) and 1 Daytime Course.

Evening courses comprise 8 x 2-hour sessions held at the Club on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 6.30 pm

The Daytime course will run, comprise 8 x 2-hour sessions held at the Club usually on Tuesday and Friday mornings, starting at 9:30 am

 

* Safety: Please note that rowing is a physical sport and there will be some lifting and carrying of boats at each session. You must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing to undertake these courses. 

 

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British Rowing Certified. Maidenhead Rowing Club is one of the major rowing clubs in the country to hold British Rowing accreditation as a Learn to Row Centre. Our courses are run by experienced coaches who are British Rowing accredited

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For all enquiries regarding Adult Learn to Row courses, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For enquiries regarding Junior Learn to Row, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all enquiries regarding Adaptive Learn to Row, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
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Watch our Learn To Row Video HERE