LEARN TO ROW
We encourage any adult, no matter your age or gender, to explore the art of rowing with us. We accept about 10 beginning rowers into our bi-yearly Learn to Row program. We teach sculling (two oars per person) as opposed to sweep (one oar per person). We are committed to the development of excellent rowing skills in all our members.
The program is divided into two parts.
First, we run three 90-minute sessions at the West Point Military Academy’s indoor training tanks. These classes offer you the opportunity to dip an oar into some water for the first time and to try the sport at an affordable cost of $20.00 per person for each session. No commitment to join the club is required to participate. A minimum of two tank-training sessions are recommended as a prerequisite for continuing in the program.
The second part of our Learn to Row happens in Piermont at the corral where we store our boats. At this point, rowers commit to joining the club. Eight on-the-water coaching sessions are held, starting on the first Sunday in May from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Sessions are held on subsequent Sundays at the same time.
At the conclusion of the training program in late June, each new member will be assigned a club mentor, who will offer continuing instruction and help throughout the rest of the season. Beginners must row with experienced members in their boat during their first year of rowing.
Learn to Row is not offered for 2019.
If you would like information about other places to learn to row, or have any other questions about joining the club, please email the Membership chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Information for 2019
Initiation fee is $250.00
Annual Membership is $400.00
Experienced rowers are welcome anytime, and dues can be pro-rated for those joining later in the season