Nottingham Rowing Club runs courses for adults (over 16’s) throughout the year. The courses involve a 2 hour coached session once a week for 8 weeks – with a combination of water sessions and land based activity in our new gym.
We teach all beginners how to scull – this is rowing with 2 oars one in each hand (think Katherine Grainger at the Rio Olympics) rather than sweep oar rowing with just one oar (like the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race)
Over the course you will learn all about handling boats and how to row safely on the Trent both on your own and in crew boats. We will start you off in recreational boats which are very stable and help you to develop your technique then as your confidence grows you will have the chance to try ‘fine’ boats which are narrower and faster. At the end of the course our aim is that all participants are able to row safely and with confidence.
While the sessions are planned the coaches will develop each participant at their own rate, so you won’t be rushed or asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with.
Outside of the set sessions you are able to use the club’s facilities outside of peak times and we run an indoor gym session on Friday evenings at 6pm which provides you with a chance to improve your fitness and ergo (rowing machine technique) which really helps with water sessions.
Sculling School (8 Session) courses cost £120.00.