Learn to row

We offer group lessons between May and August annually. It includes eight sessions over a period of four to five weeks and cost $390. After eight sessions, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of sculling (rowing with an oar in each hand).
  • Know what is like to row in a range of boats – quads, doubles, and singles. We have many stable boats suitable for learning, which means you don’t have to be an expert to row in a single.
  • Be able to join the club and take part in our member rows as soon as you complete the course – where you can continue to progress and develop your skills with our coaches.

You must also join Rowing Canada Aviron ($25) and Rowing BC ($15) to be able to participate in any activity at the club.

Over the first six sessions you will learn how to row with three to seven other people, led by two of our coaches. These will take place twice a week for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from either 4pm or 6.30pm. Each lesson lasts approximately 2 hours, but can run to 2.5 hours. We have a range of stable boats that are ideal to learn in – from crew boats designed for ocean rowing, to our Wavecutter singles that are designed with novice rowers in mind.

For your final two sessions, you will join our coached member rows. Here you will get the opportunity to continue learning with our coaches, but also experience what a member row is like, and meet and row with members of the club. You can check the schedule to see when member rows take place, and we ask that you join the member rows within two weeks of your sixth lesson.

Spaces for lessons are limited, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Watch this space for 2023 lesson dates