National Learn to Row Day
When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cascadilla Boathouse in Stewart Park
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.
National Learn to Row Day is open to everyone aged middle school and older. All equipment and instruction is provided free. No registration required, just show up and we’ll get you rowing!
How it Works
Starting at 10:00am on Saturday, June 22nd, Cascadilla Boat Club will host the US Rowing National Learn to Row Day. Come to our boathouse and get a tour, learn the basic rowing stroke on an "erg" rowing machine, then try out the real thing on the water. Boats and crews will depart roughly every 20 minutes. Plan on spending about an hour with us. We’ll try to get everyone on the water; but, space is limited.
Rowers must be aged middle school and older and must be able to swim. We’ll be rowing slowly, and a high level of physical fitness is not required.
What to expect
After signing in, you’ll be matched with a crew and an instructor for a brief on-land training session covering rowing basics, boat rules and crew safety. Next, you and your crew will row a four- or eight-person boat for on-water practice. Plan on spending 45 minutes on the water. We encourage friends, small groups and families to row together. It’s more fun.
What to bring
Wear comfortable, athletic clothing (not too baggy), sneakers, and socks. You’ll be rowing in stocking feet. 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.
We hope you’ll love this introduction to the sport and join us for a summer learn to row class.