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Why row?

Rowing is a great activity for people of all shapes and sizes

  • Builds fit strong bodies, working heaps of muscle groups
  • Some row socially, some love to compete, and some enjoy a mix of the two
  • The river is beautiful - being out on it soothes the soul
  • Challenge yourself with the technical aspects
  • It's a sport for life - some people row well into their 80s and 90s
  • Connect with others in your community

Learn to row course 

Come alone or twist a buddy's arm!

Eight sessions, two per week, held on Saturday & Sunday mornings 7.00-8.30am. Participants attend all eight sessions. Cost is $160. (Contact us if there is a particular day or weekend you can't make it -- often this is fine and if possible we'll try to help you catch up afterwards)

You'll be shown the boatshed and surrounds, and introduced to the equipment and boats to be used. A session on the rowing ergometers (ergos) is included. On-water sessions use a variety of different types of boats, e.g., singles, doubles, quads and eights. Coaches are provided by the Club. Coxswains (where required) may be existing club members or participants on a rotation basis.

Check out our Learn to Row video from one of the LTR courses last year (www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO3FMbY1nmA)

Normal rowing attire consists of clothing which is not so tight as to restrict movement, but not so loose as to get caught in moving seats or oars. A close-fitting T-shirt, and shorts that are not too baggy are ideal. Bike shorts are comfortable, with or without the padded seat. Socks are recommended, to prevent blisters. Hats, sunscreen and adequate water are essential. Please ensure you bring a water bottle.

This LTR course provides club membership and Rowing Queensland registration until 31 March 2016. Naturally, completion of the course is required before you can access equipment as a general club member.

How to register

STEP 1 Purchase a 'ticket' using the button on this page

STEP 2 Fill in our online Membership form: Click the link at the top of our website's Membership page. Select 'Register as a member'. Fill in the form. When you see a drop down menu for membership type select "Short program: Learn to Row - FEB 2016 ($0.0)".

Important notes

Participants in our Learn to Row courses must be aged 18 + years, or be 16+ years and attending with a participating parent. Note: once graduated from LTR, under-18 rowers must be supervised when rowing by a competent adult club member.

You must be able to swim 100m in rowing attire

If you weigh more than 95 kg please contact us to check whether we have boats with suitable weight range specifications.

You must be medically able to participate. Please seek advice from your Doctor if necessary. Participants are required to disclose any medical conditions that may affect them on exercising or may affect their ability to safely operate the Club’s equipment. Individuals with medical conditions likely to cause sudden unconsciousness will not be permitted to row. For example, but not limited to, grand mal epilepsy, brittle diabetes mellitus, some forms of heart arrhythmias, and some forms of anaphylaxis.

If minimum registration numbers are not achieved we may have to cancel or defer the course. If this happens your course fee (but not booking and card transaction fees) will be reimbursed.

Course fees are non-refundable once the course commences.

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55 Riverside Boulevard Douglas QLD 4814, Australia

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