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Yarra Yarra Rowing Club

Learn to Row

Designed for novice or first-time rowers, our adult Learn to Row program is for people who want to learn how to row – and have fun! 

There are five sessions which are run out of our rowing sheds, on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Each session starts on the rowing machines to get you familiar with learning the stroke, before we head out on the water.

What you'll learn

  • Basic rowing technique, rhythm and timing – both on a rowing machine (ergo) and on-water
  • The four stages of the rowing stroke
  • Power, ratios and exercises for improving technique and fitness, as well as stretching tips
  • Boat preparation including handling, rigging the boat, boat landings, other equipment and cleaning
  • Marine safety and laws including learning how to share our waterway (the Yarra River) with other boats and general safety
  • Boat terminology
  • Rowing in a team

Come on down and give rowing a try! You'll discover a fun, social, and truly enjoyable atmosphere to get fit, make friends and create a boatload of great memories!

More information

  • What: x 5 Learn to Row sessions.
  • Cost: $185.00*
  • When:  Sundays 9am or 8am, and Thursday, 6:00 pm.

* Program cost includes the Rowing Victoria registration as a Recreational Member (required for all people affiliated with rowing clubs who would like to row on the river). Your registration can be upgraded to a Bridging Membership or Full Active Membership if you wish to continue rowing after the course. Please speak to the Membership Manager for details.

Upcoming sessions!

February 2024: More details of these 5 sessions in document attached.

Program starts on Sunday 4 February with sessions at 9am on Sundays, and 6pm on Thursdays.

Register here

 

Feb/March 2024: 

More details of these 5 sessions in document attached.

Program starts on Sunday 25 February with sessions at 8am on Sundays, and 6pm on Thursdays.

Register here

Still unsure? Let's chat! 

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