Have you been inspired by the British rowers in the Olympics? Dreamed of rowing the Oxford/Cambridge boat race course or the world-famous Henley-on-Thames? Want to challenge your fitness in a new sport, meet and train with like-minded people and make new friends? Then our Learn to row course is for you!
We offer Introduction to Rowing courses for both adults and juniors (under 18s), if you are interested in learning to row then please complete and send us your details in the below form, to be added to our wait list and be informed about our next courses (when the details are available, they will also be posted on this website).
If you have rowed before please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Learn to Row course – next course expected to be Easter 2019 – further details nearer the time
The course will be for both girls and boys aged 12 to 17. If you are interested please complete the expression of interest form at the top of the page and we will add you to our wait list.
Rowing is a water sport and you/ your child must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in. Please wear warm but flexible clothes e.g. tracksuit, shorts and t-shirt, waterproof top depending on the weather.
Please also read the below additional information about rowing and our beginners course.
The first day we will show you around the club, get you to practice in the gym, bank tub and if possible take you for a short outing in a boat.
If you have further questions please email email@example.com all welcome.
Learn to Row Course further details
If you want to experience the exhilaration of rowing, join our next Learn to Row course we have separate courses for those 18 and over (adult) and those between 12 and 17 (junior).
Rowing requires practice. To get the most out the sport, you will need to be able to be on the water twice a week, be willing to achieve a reasonable level of fitness and be keen to improve.
The thrill comes from improving with your crew mates, rowing more and more efficiently and progressing to a standard where you can race for the club against other crews or go on rowing tours with confidence. After 100 hours of rowing we would expect you to be capable of going on weekend rowing tours or taking part in club events. After 200 hours you should be ready to join a novice racing crew and compete against other clubs at fantastic events such as the Head of the River Race – over the Boat Race course on the Thames – or side by side regatta racing at lakes like Peterborough.
Recreational rowers normally spend a couple of hours in boats each week. Our more competitive rowers are on the water three or four times a week and do additional fitness, circuit and strength training in the gym.
Rowers, like windsurfers or kayakers, must be able to swim and should be confident that they will not panic if they fall in! And they must be agile enough to get in and out of a small boat.
If you are keen to take up the sport, please join our next learn to row course.
The club’s car park is sometimes full on Saturdays so you may have to use the car park across the river (a 2 minute walk), please do not park in the roads just outside the club, this tends to upset our neighbours.
You do not need special clothes to row, you will need layers that will keep you warm depending on the weather. Please wear clothes that allow the full range of movement and are reasonably fitted (baggy clothes are not ideal they get caught) e.g. leggings, tracksuit, fitted t-shirt and long sleeve shirts, fleece, waterproof jacket, peaked hats, sunglasses and a bottle of water are a good idea. You do not need special clothes to start rowing, but if you do decide rowing is for you and want more details please ask a coach and read what to wear
The club is on Old Nazeing Road, near to The Crown pub. The post code is EN10 6QU.