Learn to Row
Our eight-session clinics will take you through the basics of rowing, practicing first on ergometers (rowing machines), then on the water in an eight-person shell with a coxswain, who navigates the boat. Each rower holds a single oar and is either a port or a starboard, depending on which side of the boat their oar sticks out. Sculling—where each rower holds a pair of oars—will also be covered during the course, initially in a quad (four rowers). Coaches will ride along side in a launch to critique and advise on technique.
Due to COVID-19, the dates below are tentative as of January 1, 2021. We are hoping these will be workable by May. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our update list.
(All sessions run from 7:15 am to 8:45 am)
Session I (M, W, F; May 31—June 11)
Week 1: 5/31, 6/2, 6/4
Week 2: 6/7, 6/9, 6/11
Week 3: 6/14, 6/16
(Weather-related make-up days: 6/18, 6/21)
Session II (S & S; June 12—July 11)
Week 1: 6/12, 6/13
Week 2: 6/19, 6/20
Week 3: 6/26, 6/27
(Skipping 7/3 and 7/4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Week 4: 7/1, 7/12
(Weather-related make-up days: 7/17, 7/18)
Session III (M, W, F; June 23—July 12)
Week 1: 6/23, 6/25
Week 2: 6/28, 6/30, 7/2
Week 3: 7/5, 7/7, 7/9
(Weather-related make-up days: 7/14, 7/16)
Purchase any of the Learn to Row sessions on this page, or any of the coaching or membership levels on the Membership page through PayPal, notify Heather at email@example.com, and we will send you a PDF file of your certificate for you to print out. List the name of the recipient, the name of the giver, and the item given (ex: Learn to Row Session).
1. Email or complete the registration form https://form.jotform.com/CCROWING/club-membership-registration-form. After completing this form, you will be redirected to the USRowing site, where you will need to register (at a nominal fee) and sign the USRowing waiver. The Cape Cod Rowing Club code is U6YVK.
2. You must also fill in and sign the club waiver here:
3. Submit payment by clicking on the PayPal button next to your desired activity.
Every Wednesday and Friday, May 19—August 19)
While we strongly recommend that rowers sign up to row with the masters once they have completed their Learn to Row clinic, we also offer additional coaching for those who have completed sessions 1 or 2, or have some prior rowing experience.
CCR does not currently offer youth rowing clinics. Those in grades 6 through 12 can learn to row with Cape Youth Rowing at http://capecodyouthrowing.org/
For all Learn-to-Row and novice coaching programs, Cape Cod Rowing reserves the right to cancel a program if too few rowers are registered. Participants will be notified in advance of the first session in the event a program is cancelled and a refund or credit towards a future program will be granted.