Adult Learn to Row

To register interest for next year’s course you can fill in the form or contact the below email address.

Whether you are looking for a new form of exercise, a place to meet new people or simply a route into the beautifully calming sport of river rowing then we can help you.

Format of the course

This year’s course is now full but if you are interested in learning to row next year or by private lessons, please fill out the form and email

  • Three terms of structured tuition from professional coaching staff
  • Land sessions will run on Friday evenings from 6 – 8 and Sundays from 4 – 6
  • Water sessions will run on Friday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 and Sundays from 4 – 7
  • Social events along the way!

Term one – To begin, the first few weeks will be spent on the rowing machine to develop the rowing movement and understanding of the language used before heading onto the water. Sessions in the gym will be an hour with later water sessions extending to 90 minutes.

Term two – Twice weekly ninety-minute sessions for 8 weeks on the water with a number of different boat types being used, predominantly bigger boats as you continue to develop your understanding of the sport and progress towards competency in a fine scull.

Term three – Twice weekly ninety-minute sessions for 4 weeks on the water with a focus on smaller boats as you develop greater confidence and ability in a fine scull and crew boats. 

There will be a break between terms 1 and 2 due to competitions and 2 and 3 to allow for the busy Henley Royal Regatta period.


Term 1Friday 17th February – Sunday 26th March
Term 2 Friday 14th April – Sunday 11th June
Term 3Friday 7th July – Sunday 30th July

After the course

Along the way and following successful completion of the course, you will be introduced to other club members, many of whom have come through the course like yourself, who will help you settle in.

There will be sessions arranged for you to row with other members of the club, mainly at the weekend but quite often during the week too. There are also weekly indoor ergo sessions as well as circuits and weights to join in with.

Recently, some of this year’s cohort competed at a local event, a great achievement so early on in their rowing story.


Per term fees

Term 1 £160

Term 2 £480

Term 3 £480

The course can be paid for in instalments or in full. When paid in full the total cost of the course is £980. There is also the option to pay for terms 2 and 3 in instalments.

The course fee will also include your first year’s club membership through to September 2024.

Competency leads to membership

A competency test will be taken at the end of the course to allow progression to Club membership.

To sign up for the course please follow the link to the sign-up sheet where you will be asked to provide some basic health information.

For additional information or any queries contact