Learn To Row

Learn To Row

Wilmington Rowing Center’s Learn-to-Row courses are a series of 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.

Learn-to-Row starts indoors with safety training, boat handling basics, and the teaching of the rowing stroke on rowing machines as well as indoor tank work. 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.

Cost for each course is $300. The Learn-to-Row courses typically run in June of 2021. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must accompany registration; registrations without payment will not be honored.

Upcoming Classes

Sign up and pay through www.regattacentral.com. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail.

 2021 Learn To Row:

Session 1: June 6-11 6:00 AM-8:00 AM

Session 2: June 6-11 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Session 3: June 20-25 6:00 AM-8:00 AM

Session 4: June 20-25 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Note: For all sessions, Sunday class is 10:00AM-12:30PM

Covid and Safety: This has been a very strange year for all of us. WRC has a strong safety committee and has worked very hard to ensure our rowing club is operating in a safe manner. Our specific and detailed Covid procedures are located on this web site. Several things will be important for you to determine if this is the year you will be participating in Learn to Row. First, we are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated. Second all participants will wear masks at all times at the boathouse. Once we push away from the dock and are on the water, we are allowed to remove masks. The coxswain will always is masked.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Gamble.