New Members

Come and give rowing a go, first session is FREE

Novice & Intermediate sessions will be likely every Monday and Wednesday and run throughout the summer. For times view the summer timetable.

The Sessions

Sessions are run by experienced coxswains and rowers. They aim to give people a taste of what gig rowing involves and introduce the basic rowing technique. The first 3 sessions are free. After 3 sessions and if you’re still enjoying gig rowing you’ll need to sign up and become a full member.

What to Wear

Wear anything that’s comfortable and allows a good range of movement – shorts, t-shirt, vest, tracksuit bottoms. Footwear that can get wet – old trainers,  or sandals. (Wellington boots are not ideal; you can wear them, but if you do, you will be required to wear a life jacket whilst rowing). It is worth wearing a top layer, that you can take off once you have warmed up.

What happens after the taster sessions

The choice is yours you can choose to row socially or competitively. To row socially register your interest with the social rower organiser or to progress from a novice rower into a competitive rower you need to have a sound understanding of the rowing technique as well as a good level of fitness. You must also be eager to represent the club in regattas and have a determination to improve both your fitness and your rowing technique.

New Rowers are always welcome, check the new rowers page for details on when the next taster sessions are being run.

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