I’ve never rowed before. How do I get started?

BCR offers two programs for people brand new to the sport: Learn to Row and Learn to Scull.

Our Learn to Row program is a 3-day crash course in sweep rowing (1 oar per person). We’ll meet on a Friday evening to learn the basic mechanics of the rowing stoke on erg (indoor rowing machines) and go over some logistics. On Saturday and Sunday morning, you’ll learn all about the equipment and spend the remainder of the time out on the water learning to row (usually in our 8 person boats). After completing the Learn to Row program, you can continue onto our Novice Sweep Program to refine your improve your technique. Click here to find out more about these programs. Since we want to give people an opportunity to try out the sport before making a commitment to the club, membership is NOT required to participate in the Learn to Row weekend. To continue rowing with the Novice Program, however, membership is required.

Learn to Scull is a 6 day program to give you an introduction to the sculling (2 oars per person). The program meets 3 mornings a week for two weeks. You’ll spend each morning in either singles or doubles learning how to scull. At the end of the program, you can join the Novice Sculling program to continue working on your skills. To scull on your own, outside of a program, you will need to be certified to take the equipment out (see sculling section).

If group programs are not for you, you can also learn to scull by taking private lessons from one of our coaches. Please contact our sculling coordinator for details.

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