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Interested in taking up a new sport? Want to get fit and healthy and meet some great new people at the same time? If the answer is yes, then learning to row at Cygnet Rowing Club may be just the thing for you! We are always on the look out for new oarsmen to join our racing squads and we run a Learn to Row course twice a year for complete beginners, usually in April and September. The next course is:

Next Learn to Row course starts on Saturday 25th April

We will teach you the basic rowing technique that you will then get to apply out on the water including:

  1. Introduction to the rowing stroke on the indoor rowing machine and rowing tank
  2. Introduction to the rowing boat Ė parts of the boat and oars
  3. Learning the coxswain/steersman calls
  4. Rowing in time together on the water as a whole crew
  5. Fine tuning blade work, power application and balance

We ask as a pre-requisite that you are able swim 50m metres in light clothing. At the end of the course you will be offered full member of Cygnet Rowing Club and your course fee will be deducted from the annual subscription if you do decide to join.

Contact captain@cygnet-rc.org.uk or sign-up using the form below for more information. 

Someone will then be in touch with further information a week before the course starts. Note that spaces on the course are limited to 16 people and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Cygnet is predominantly a menís rowing club. Our sister club Barnes Bridge Ladies run Learn to Row courses specifically for women rowers. Please visit www.bblrc.co.uk for further information.

Also note that the course is for over 18s only. Unfortunately, Cygnet does not have the facilities to cater for junior rowers. If you are under 18 and wish to learn to row, please contact British Rowing (http://www.britishrowing.org/) to find a suitable club.

You can also learn to cox...

Please complete the form below for more details about the next Learn to Row Course

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