CBC offers learn-to-row classes during the summer for adults over 18 years of age. This program is a fun introduction to the sport of rowing and covers all aspects, including equipment, water safety, rowing technique, and boat handling. The focus of learn to row is developing skills to become a life long rower.
Adult classes are courses geared to the newcomer with little or no rowing experience. However, experienced sweep rowers are encouraged to join these classes to learn to scull and progress into a racing single to pass the captain's test. These fast-paced classes provide an introduction to the sport.
The programs focus on small sculling boats with each rower using two oars. Rowers will learn the basics in stable training individual boats, which we call singles. As rowers get comfortable with rowing, they will progress up to a speedy, racing single. Sculling programs teach rowers to be independent so they can eventually take a boat out on their own after they pass the captain's test. Rowers typically need to enroll in multiple classes to become proficient enough to pass the captain's test.
What to bring:
- Clothing - fitted t-shirt and bike pants or compression shorts/capris. (Baggy clothing can get caught.)
- Socks - you must wear socks or soft-soled reef shoes in boats
- Sun protection - hat, sunscreen and sunglasses as you will be on the water for approximately 2hrs each session
- Water bottle -plastic bottle, NOT metal
Ages: Age 18 and up
Classes are in three week sessions either weekday evenings or weekends.
Weeknight Session: Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm
Weekend Session: Saturday and Sunday 8-10am
Starts June 18th through August 16th
Swim test needs to be completed prior to taking an adult learn to row class.
Swim Test Form