NEW TO ROWING?
Henley Rowing Club offers both ‘learn to row’ courses and private tuition aimed at adults and juniors who have never rowed before and would like to give it a go. The courses are run by experienced rowers/coaches and cover many different aspects of rowing including gym work, rowing on the water, using rowing machines and learning how to handle boats and rowing equipment carefully.
Adult Learn to Row – a new structured course is planned to start in February 2018.
Bookings will be starting in January 2018.
Proposed format of the adult course – this may be adjusted but can give you a flavour of what to expect. Please note that sessions are on Friday evenings and Sunday late afternoons.
The course offers three terms of structured tuition from professional coaching staff. A competency test will be taken at the end of the course to allow progression to club membership, when there will be the possibility of integrating with current masters rowers squads.
Term 1 classes will be held in the gym and Term 2/3 classes will be held on the water with a number of different boats being used as you progress towards your competency test.
Fitness & Stretching
Basic rowing movement
Technique on rowing machines
Introduction to equipment
Improving technique & style
In March 2016 six of the eight rowers in the Veteran D crew (average age 50) competing in the famous Vesta Head of River Race were graduates of the Club’s Learn to Row courses, including 2 who first got in a boat less than one year previously. Why not give rowing a try in 2018?
Junior Learn to Row – next course starting February 2018 (to be confirmed).
Please contact email@example.com to note your interest. Further information to follow. Once the course is underway it may not be possible to follow mid-way. However, we do offer summer camp rowing experiences (see below).
Have fun and learn to row in a structured environment as did our class of 2016.
Junior Summer Camps
Our Summer Camps are run Monday-Friday from 10AM-3PM (generally week aim to do 4 weekly courses for different age groups. The days are generally structured as follows:
10.00 Instruction on the rowing machine and warm-up
10.30 Out on the river in different types of boats
12.00 Lunch 12.45 Team Games/Quiz
13.30 Out on the river again
14.45 Boats of the water cleaning them and back on the racks
15.00 Ready to leave the club.
We organise these Summer camps in the school holidays in July and August . We are focussing on the age groups below. We may be open to other age groups depending on demand and our ability to offer a suitable course.
The dates for 2018 are to be confirmed – there will be separate weeks as follows:
week 1 - Beginner 11-13 Year olds
week 2- Beginner 14-16 year olds
week 3 – Intermediate 11-16 year olds (for participants that have followed 1 or more camps/courses)
week 4 – Beginner 11-13 Year olds
Cost will be approximately £200 (based on 2017 price – fixed cost for 2018 to be confirmed) per week, a sandwich lunch will be provided.
Week will be structured as follows:
Monday: Explanation of rowing technique and different Boat types and equipment
Tuesday: Rowing in larger boats for more balance and learning technique.
Wednesday: Small boats, in stable.
Thursday: morning small boats, afternoon large boats practicing for Friday.
Friday: morning practicing for races, afternoon races (Parents welcome to watch!)
Want to hire a boat?
The club now has two touring boats for use for the recreational rowing courses and summer camps. Club members may have use of the boats subject to availability and they will be for hire by arrangement.
If you are looking for a boat to hire for a regatta or rowing camp, please send as much information as you can to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete the attached form in order for us to assess your needs and find suitable equipment.