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LEARN TO ROW AT DERBY

Beginners. We run an annual intake for novices by running run our Taster Sessions from early March, these will be followed by Learn to Row course after Easter and when we have more light during the day and better conditions on the river.

Safety. Rowing can be physically demanding, from your finger tips to your toes, and on water, which can present a significant danger, especially when moving fast in a boat. It is important that individual declarations of fitness or medical conditions are carefully and accurately completed. Safety is at the foremost in our minds and failure to declare important on going medical conditions may impact on your insurance cover. Please be aware that many of our learning rowing boats have a maximum individual weight limit in the region 100kgs.

Learning to Row. Our approach is to start to learn to row by sculling, that is where a rower controlling two blades/oars. This is the same for Adults and Juniors. Adults will move on to Sweep rowing, one blade/oar per person, after gaining sufficient sculling expertise. Juniors may gain some sweep experience when opportunities arise but will mostly look to race in various types of sculling boats.

Adult & Junior Taster Sessions. This will start with a Taster Session. This is typically held on a weekend at 12:15pm or mid-week (day and time to be confirmed). Our Taster Session lasts about one and a half hours and is water based. It provides the opportunity to look around the club and get your first taste of rowing on water, in boats that are stable and appropriate for beginners. Our Taster Session is free of charge. 

Learn to Row Course. If you like the Taster Session, you will be invited to sign on to one of our learn to row courses. This is an 8 session programme, one-mid week and one weekend session per week. All Learn to Row courses will start with sculling (each person has 2 blades/oars). You will row in both crew boats and single sculls. Each session will last about one and a half hours. The Learn to Row course is designed to introduce you to sculling as a complete beginner. You will learn about rowing terminology, what the rowing stroke consists of, how to apply it on the indoor rowing machine (ergo) and then on the water. The first two sessions are vital to learn and understand the technique. Our Learn to Row course is x. 

Register Your Interest Today

Please complete the form below and our Learn to Row coordinator will be in touch. 

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