Adults Learn to Row course – next course starts 1st April 2017 (no joke) – Open for booking
Our next course will start on 1st April and will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 on both Saturday and Sunday mornings until 28th May (excluding Easter weekend 15th & 16th April). The cost of the course is £130, or £85 if you are under 24 you can book onto the course by making payment via bank transfer direct to the club (Broxbourne Rowing Club sort code 20-20-37 account no. 00234095) please include L2R and your name as reference, once you have paid please send an email to email@example.com with your name and age. Please note your place on the course is not confirmed until you have made the payment, there is a maximum number of places, once this is reached the course will be closed.
Have you been inspired by the British rowers in the Olympics? Dreamed of rowing the Oxford/Cambridge boat race course or the world-famous Henley-on-Thames? Want to challenge your fitness in a new sport and meet and train with like-minded people? Then our Learn to row course is for you!
The course is aimed at men and women who are looking for a new challenge and want to learn to row. If you have played other competitive sports or regularly attend a gym and want to test yourself in a team environment, then rowing is the sport for you. Or if you’re new to sport and fitness and want to learn a new skill in a friendly and supportive environment, then come along.
We will teach you the core rowing technique while working on your rowing fitness. Sessions will take place on the land and river, and you will always be supervised by a coach who will lead the sessions. The course culminates in some fun races to whet your appetite further. There is no obligation to continue or sign-up as a member after the course but we hope you will have enjoyed your time enough that you are interested in joining one of our squads to develop your rowing further.
The course will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 both Saturday and Sunday mornings for 8 weekends, you will learn much faster if you can attend on both days, but this is not required. It is important to be able to attend in particularly the early sessions, if you cannot make either of the first two weekends it is better to wait for our next course. The course will be for all adults (18 and over).
Please be at the club by 9.30 (parking may be difficult, there is additional free public parking across the river) when you arrive ask for Chris Moody or learn to row.
You must be able to swim. Please wear warm but flexible clothes e.g. tracksuit, leggings, shorts, fleece, t-shirt, waterproof top depending on the weather.
The first weekend we will ask you to complete forms, show you around the club, get you to practice in the gym, bank tub and take you for a short outing in a boat.
Please read the below additional information about rowing and our beginners course.
If you have further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org all welcome.
Junior Learn to Row course – next course 2017
The date of our next junior course is still to be confirmed. The course will be for both girls and boys aged 12 to 17. If you are interested please check our website nearer the time and email your child’s name and age and we will add you to our wait list. email: email@example.com
Rowing is a water sport and you/ your child must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in. Please wear warm but flexible clothes e.g. tracksuit, shorts and t-shirt, waterproof top depending on the weather.
Please also read the below additional information about rowing and our beginners course.
The first day we will ask you to complete forms, show you around the club, get you to practice in the gym, bank tub and take you for a short outing in a boat.
If you have further questions or want to join our wait list please email firstname.lastname@example.org all welcome.
Learn to Row Course further details
If you want to experience the exhilaration of rowing, join our next Learn to Row course we have separate courses for those 18 and over (adult) and those between 12 and 17 (junior).
Rowing requires practice. To get the most out the sport, you will need to be able to be on the water twice a week, be willing to achieve a reasonable level of fitness and be keen to improve.
The thrill comes from improving with your crew mates, rowing more and more efficiently and progressing to a standard where you can race for the club against other crews or go on rowing tours with confidence. After 100 hours of rowing we would expect you to be capable of going on weekend rowing tours or taking part in club events. After 200 hours you should be ready to join a novice racing crew and compete against other clubs at fantastic events such as the Head of the River Race – over the Boat Race course on the Thames – or side by side regatta racing at lakes like Peterborough.
Recreational rowers normally spend a couple of hours in boats each week. Our more competitive rowers are on the water three or four times a week and do additional fitness, circuit and strength training in the gym.
Rowers, like windsurfers or kayakers, must be able to swim and should be confident that they will not panic if they fall in! And they must be agile enough to get in and out of a small boat.
If you are keen to take up the sport, please join our next learn to row course. The club’s car park is often full on Saturdays so you may have to use the car park across the river (a 2 minute walk), please do not park in the roads just outside the club, this tends to upset our neighbours.
You do not need special clothes to row, you will need layers that will keep you warm depending on the weather. Please wear clothes that allow the full range of movement and are reasonably fitted (baggy clothes are not ideal they get caught) e.g. leggings, tracksuit, fitted t-shirt and long sleeve shirts, fleece, waterproof jacket, peaked hats, sunglasses and a bottle of water are a good idea. You do not need special clothes to start rowing, but if you do decide rowing is for you and want more details please ask a coach and read what to wear
The club is on Old Nazeing Road, near to The Crown pub. The post code is EN10 6QU.
Chris Moody and Amanda Hosking