The taster session introduces newcomers to rowing through a shore-based workshop
followed by a short outing on the water. (The workshop and outing together last around
an hour and a half.)
Two taster sessions are provided free of charge and then participants may join the
Club if they wish.
Rowing is an activity suitable for all ages and physical abilities. You don't have
to be particularly strong or fit to get started.
Wear suitable clothing for the conditions on the day: possibly a windproof coat,
under-layers easy to take off and a hat. Bear in mind that rowers are exposed to
the elements when they are out on the water!
We board the boats from water up to knee-deep. So you will need to wear shoes and
trousers that you don't mind getting wet. If you have them, Neoprene socks and shoes
help the feet getting too cold.
Bringing a change of clothes and shoes might be a good idea.
If you have a buoyancy aid or lifejacket, please bring it with you. If not, the Club
will lend you a buoyancy aid.
Rowers usually bring a bottle of water with them because rowing is quite thirsty
The taster session will only take place if the weather conditions are suitable and
the tide is not too far out. Taster sessions are not run during the colder months
of the year because the sessions inevitably involve some sitting still whilst tuition
is being given.
To put your name down for a taster session, please contact Andy Fowell Email: email@example.com
Introduction to clubhouse and facilities
Fill in taster form and confirm fitness to row
Safety briefing: personal buoyancy
Demonstration on simulator of rowing posture, handgrip & stroke