Learn To Row at NRC

Learn To Row at NRC


“LIfe changing” – a recent Learn2Row athlete at Norwich Rowing Club.

Have you ever thought you might like to try rowing? A sport which can offer fitness, fun, competition, and something new for all ages and abilities.  Come and try a Taster (adults only) or a Learn to Row courses for both under 18s and adults,  The Taster events give you the opportunity to ‘give it a go’ in a stable boat with full tuition.  We run adult taster days and Learn2Row courses through the Spring and Summer.

 Our Learn2Row course last for three months, starting off in the first few weeks with intensive and frequent sessions: learning is fast!.  The course includes

  • 20 hours of intensive tuition over the first two weeks
  • followed by weekly coached sessions on Sunday mornings for three months
  • full Club membership, including access to gym, rowing machines, and British Rowing membership and insurance.

By the end of the three month course, you should be ready to row with the club competition squads. Within a few months, you will be racing – if that is your goal…

How do I start? Can I have a Taster?

We recommend everyone does a taster first to ‘try it out’.   These take about two hours: if you enjoy your taster, you can apply to join a Learn2Row courses.  Our next tasters will be held in Spring 2018.

When are Learn-to-row courses for 2017?

Our course for 2017 have completed. Our next course will be in Spring 2018.

Comments from recent Learn to Row courses

I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and find the combination of being out on the river, getting some exercise and learning a new skill very rewarding. I have surprised myself how addicted I have become to the sport in only a short space of time.

Really had an amazing time on the course and look forward to further coaching and improvement.

Life changing


Junior Learn2row courses are usually run if there is space for new members in our popular junior section (11 to 18 years)!  Courses give a full introduction to the sport and to our great team atmosphere, emphasising safety, skills and technique. They are run for three days over a school holiday (such as Easter, summer or October half term).  After the course, you have the opportunity to join our junior squads and to row competitively or socially depending on what commitment you wish to give.

If you wish to join the waiting list, please ask your parent or guardian to contact the NRC Juniors Co-ordinator, David, via email at NRC Juniors


Returning to Rowing?

If you have rowed before and want to give it another go, then please contact any of the club officials and we will get you started according to your needs.