Learn to Row2021-06-24T10:27:56+00:00

Junior Learn to Row

NCRA has a proud history of successfully introducing Juniors to the sport of rowing and Junior Learn to Row courses are now available to book for summer 2021.

Course details below:

Tuesday 17th August to Friday 20th August 9am-1pm
Monday 23rd August to Thursday 26th July 9am-1pm

What to bring

  • Your child will need a snack and water bottle each day as they will spend much of the day on the water/outside, therefore it is important to keep hydrated and maintain energy throughout the day
  • Your child will also need basic outdoor PE kit to take part. It is important to pack enough kit for 2 separate outdoor sessions a day and a light waterproof in the event of rain.
  • A change of socks is important as they can get wet whilst getting in and out of the boats
  • As we are holding Learn to Row in August, sunscreen is advised especially when on the water

A typical day

  • Each day will be split into 2 sessions with a break in between for a snack and a rest
  • As much time as possible will be spent out on the water, gaining confidence in the boat and learning to row
  • We will also provide coaching and guidance on land-based training needed to support your child as a rower

Booking and Payment Details

  • To book a place on Learn to Row, please email our Membership Secretary (membership@ncra.org.uk)
  • Each Learn to Row is limited to 6 Juniors – first come first served
  • The cost for Learn to Row is £150
  • Please note that on booking you will be required to confirm your child can swim 100m in light clothing and tread water for 2 minutes


  • Our Head Coach Declan Gamble has pulled together the Learn to Row programme and an experienced coach will oversee the sessions from the bank
  • We will be using two of our club quads with an experienced adult rower in each quad to provide on the water coaching and support

What’s Next?

  • The aim of Learn to Row is to get your child into rowing!
  • We are looking for new Junior rowers to join us for the new season starting in September, so if you enjoyed Learn to Row and want to make rowing a part of your life, come and talk to us and find out what we can offer
  • We look forward to meeting you and are excited to welcome you along to NCRA. We hope for a fantastic week of rowing, learning new skills and meeting some new friends along the way


  • NCRA will abide by UK Government and British Rowing Covid-19 guidance in place at the time, which course attendees are expected to follow.
  • ​Your child should not attend if showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Please make sure you inform us if you or anyone else in your household exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19