National Learn to Row Day
Ever imagine yourself in one of the beautiful rowing shells gliding down Cayuga Inlet? Here’s your chance to try one out. In just 60 minutes, you’ll be introduced to the Olympic sport of rowing and discover what makes the sport so compelling.
When: Saturday, June 5, 2021 10am-4pm
Who: You! If you are middle school aged or older and know how to swim.
Where: Cascadilla Boathouse in Stewart Park
Sign Up: At the bottom of this page!
Due to COVID-19, we are requiring folks to register in advance, just so we can keep density down while introducing new people to rowing! Please sign up in advance for your preferred timeslot.
How it Works:
Take a tour of the boathouse (currently being renovated thanks to a grant from New York State), get instruction on using the rowing ergometer, and then put your new skills to work in a boat! Afterward, there will be time to talk with the coaches and current rowers about the Learn to Row summer camp and the upcoming season.
What to bring
Wear comfortable, athletic clothing (not too baggy), sneakers, and socks. The boats have built-in shoes, so you'll be rowing in socks. Bring an extra pair of dry socks for later, just in case. Dress for the weather with hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, or light jacket as required. Print out the Rowing Club Waiver and bring the completed form with you, or, fill it out once you get to the Cascadilla Boat Club. Get a head start and check out Rowing Terminology!
COVID-19 safety measures
(1) Masks are required at the event!
(2) We will be limiting the number of people at the Boathouse at one time to 10 - please be sure to sign up for your preferred timeslot and arrive on time.
(3) All equipment will be thoroughly sterilized between rowers
(4) Assisting volunteers will be fully vaccinated
(5) Apologies, but we will not be able to offer the usual refreshments due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact Drew Tennant, Board President: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our boathouse manager Carrie D'Aprix at (607) 288-3458
We hope you’ll love this introduction to the sport and join us for a summer youth learn to row or adult learn to row class.