Complete beginners must take part in a Learn to Row course, in order to learn the basics and be safe on the water. Once graduated from the Learn to Row course, new rowers are developed through our Novice/ Progression group. This is well supported by experienced rowers and the priority is integrating new rowers into both the squad, the wider club and the sport as well. From here you can join the ladies’ masters section. We work closely with our men’s squad and mixed crews are common at all levels of rowing.
Training takes place at the following times:
Novices - Generally train with our Masters section, but have a dedicated water based session on
Sunday 10am-12 noon. These sessions aim to develop the boat skills introduced on the learn to row course.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-8pm,
Saturdays and Sundays 8am-10am. During the Winter this involves indoor sessions, with a programme set by the ladies captain, who is a qualified coach. During the longer days we progress to the water where the emphasise is on gaining confidence (and having fun) in smaller boats.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6pm-8pm. On water during lighter evenings and indoor training during winter months.
Sunday 7am-10am. Structured and progressive water sessions as directed by our experienced coach, preparing crews for events.