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?

The course will cover:

Basic rowing technique

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

You will 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.

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When is it?

Our 2020 courses were postponed due to Covid-19. We hope to run courses in Spring 2021.

What’s the cost?

A place on a course costs £115. This includes eight two-hour sessions, six of which are 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 oarcsecretary@gmail.com the Secretary for further information.


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