Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of boat will I learn in?

We have wider, more stable boats to help you learn to row. These stable boats have been a real hit with our beginners at many of our clubs.

Am I too old?

You’re never too old to learn to row.  We have members still competing at 70 years old, and rowing tours at home and abroad is an increasingly popular way to stay involved.

How long before I could row properly?

Our Learn to Row courses generally last six weeks, with one, two hour session per week.  This may differ from club to club.

Does it cost a lot?

Some clubs may offer free taster sessions but typically a Learn to Row course will cost between 60-120 dollars. If you catch the bug and want to join a club, there is normally a club membership fee which may differ depending on the level you want to take up. Some clubs have special rates for young people, pensioners and social members.

Is the kit expensive?

You don’t need any special kit to start with and the club or water sports centre will tell you what to wear. You definitely don’t need to buy your own boat as they will be provided by the club.