Wilmington Rowing Center’s Learn-to-Row courses are a series of two-hour sessions for adults over the age of 18. Designed to give prospective rowers an introduction to the sport, our classes focus on the basics of sweep rowing. They are held at Wilmington Rowing Center, which is located in the Shipyard Shops on Wilmington’s Riverfront.
Learn-to-Row starts indoors with safety training, boat handling basics, and the teaching of the rowing stroke on rowing machines. Subsequent sessions will be on the water with students joining experienced rowers in 8-person shells. The courses are taught by an experienced coach. By the end of the course, you will have learned the basics of sweep rowing and upon graduation you will be able to join the rowing club, if you choose to do so.
Cost for each course is $250. The Learn-to-Row courses run April through September. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must accompany registration; registrations without payment will not be honored.
- Sign up and pay through www.regattacentral.com. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail within a few days.
- Download and submit membership application, waiver, and swim certification. These documents must be completed and turned in on the first day of class.
Learn to Row Class Schedule:
Learn to Row Session I: April 21-26, 2013
Sunday, April 21 10 am - noon
Monday-Friday April 22-26 6AM - 8AM
Learn to Row Session II: May 5-10, 2013
Sunday, May 5 10 am - noon
Monday-Friday May 6-10 6 PM - 6 PM
Learn to Row Session III: May 19-24, 2013
Sunday, May 19 10 am - noon
Monday-Friday May 20-24 6AM - 8AM
Learn to Row Session IV: June 2-7, 2013
Sunday, June 2 10 am - noon
Monday-Friday June 3-7 6PM - 8PM