Yarra Yarra Rowing Club

Development Squad


New to rowing, and not sure what to do next? Check out our Development Squad!

Our Development Squad program is perfect for those who have completed our Learn to Row course or, if you have previous rowing experience and are looking to brush up on your bladework and get back in the boat.

Sessions run on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings and focus on building your knowledge, experience and confidence both in and out of the boat.

If you'd like to experience racing – you'll have the opportunity to compete at local regattas in the Novice grade category – and get an idea of what rowing is really all about. 


What you'll learn

  • Improved understanding of boat and equipment maintenance
  • Proficiency in boat handling skills both on and off the water
  • Learn about racing preparation, competition strategies and regatta readiness.
  • If you're keen to race, you'll be selected into a novice crew with similarly skilled rowers, to train and prepare for race day!
  • Ergo programs that will complement your training goals
  • Learn how to work as a team to get the most out of yourself and your crew
  • Have fun with it!


More information

  • Cost: Check out our Active Membership options to find the right one for you
  • When: Wednesday, 6:30 pm and Sunday, 8 am.


Still unsure? Let's chat! 

Feel free to send an email to our Development Squad Manager who will be happy to have a chat or answer any questions.