Learn to row

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 2017

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 2017?

Mens Masters D crew crop

Format of the course

The course is aimed at men and women who wish to learn to row.
The course offers three terms of structured tuition from professional coaching staff.

Term one will comprise of twice weekly, one hour sessions for six weeks:
Group 1 Fridays 6.30pm – 7.30pm Sundays 5pm – 6pm
Group 2 Fridays7.30pm – 8.30pm Sundays 6pm to 7pm

Terms two and three will comprise of twice weekly one & a half hour sessions for eight weeks:

Group1 Fridays 5.30pm to 7pm & Sundays 4pm – 5.30pm
Group 2 Fridays 7pm to 8.30pm & Sundays 5.30pm – 7pm

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

Term 1 Commences – Friday 3rd March Ends – Sunday 9th April
Term 2 Commences – Friday 28th April Ends – Sunday 18th June
Term 3 Commences – Friday 14th July Ends – Sunday 27th August

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.

Tuition Schedule
Term 1
Fitness & Stretching
Basic rowing movement
Technique on rowing machines

Term 2
Water safety
River Rules

Term 3
Technique & style

To apply please contact manager@henleyrowingclub.org


Junior Learn to Row 2017

Have fun and learn to row in a structured environment, as did some juniors in summer 2016.

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Junior Coaching On the Water

11 years and older 8 week term 2 sessions per week:
Group 1 Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6pm,  Sundays 1pm – 2.30pm

  • Starts Tuesday 21st February Ends Sunday 23rd April

Group 2 Thursdays 4.30pm – 6pm Sundays 2.30pm – 4pm

  • Starts Thursday 23rd February Ends Sunday 23rd April

(No Sessions 11th, 13th 0r 16th April)

Junior Learn to Row Application Form 2017
Contact: manager@henleyrowingclub.org 01491 573943

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 captain@henleyrowingclub.org.  Please complete the attached form in order for us to assess your needs and find suitable equipment.

Boat hire booking form