Learn to row

Our Learn to Row courses are open to anyone over the age of 18 – there’s no need for prior rowing experience. On the course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of rowing technique and get plenty of experience on the water. Plus, you’ll meet a mix of novice rowers and get a feel for our club community.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn lots! The course will cover:

Basic rowing technique

  • The fundamentals of taking a stroke
  • How to balance the boat
  • Manoeuvres like stopping and spinning

You’ll also learn about

  • Boathouse safety
  • How to move boats onto the water
  • Rowing terminology and how to respond to calls from the cox

Each course includes at least one session at the Iffley Road Tank, giving you the chance to refine your technique in a controlled environment.

Register your interest

When is it?

Our 2019 courses are now closed. We expect to be running further Learn to Row course in Spring 2020. Each course lasts for four weeks.

What’s the cost?

A place on our Spring 2019 the course cost £95. This included eight two-hour sessions, six of which were on the water.

Sign me up!

Our Learn to Row courses are very popular and often sell out – so register your interest early!

Still got questions?

Take a look at our FAQs or contact oarcdev@gmail.com to chat with the course organiser.