Wilmington Rowing Center’s Learn-to-Row courses are a series of six (6) two-hour sessions for
adults over the age of 18. Designed to give prospective rowers an introduction to the sport, our
classes focus on the basics of sweep rowing. No prior rowing experience is necessary.
Learn-to-Row starts indoors with safety training, boat handling basics, and the teaching of the
rowing stroke on rowing machines. Subsequent sessions will be on the water with students joining
experienced rowers in 8-person shells. The courses are taught by an experienced coach. By the
end of the course, you will have learned the basics of sweep rowing and upon graduation you will
be able to join the rowing club, if you choose to do so.
Please note that rowing is a physically demanding sport that uses your entire body. Rowers are
required to carry boats and oars at each practice, which requires enough strength to lift at least 35
pounds over head. If you are unable to squat, put weight on your knees, or have concerns about
your participation in boat carries, please contact us directly.
Cost for each course is $300. The Learn-to-Row courses will run in May and June. It is important
to attend each of the six (6) sessions during the week. Each class is limited to eight (8) students.
Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must accompany
registration; registrations without payment will not be honored.
Upcoming 2022 Learn-To-Row Classes:
Session 1: May 22-27 6:00 AM-8:00 AM
Session 2: May 22-27 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Session 3: June 5-10 6:00 AM-8:00 AM
Session 4: June 5-10 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Note: For all sessions, Sunday class is 10:00AM-12:30PM
Sign up and pay through www.regattacentral.com. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail.
COVID and Safety: WRC has a strong commitment to maintaining the health and safety
of our rowers and has worked very hard to ensure our rowing club is operating in a safe
manner. If you are considering participation in Learn to Row this year, it is important that
you know that we are requiring all participants to demonstrate that they are fully
vaccinated (to include vaccine boosters).
If you have any questions about the Learn to Row program, please contact Donna Butler
and Patty Davis at WRCRowingChair@gmail.com.