Learn to Row at Weybridge Rowing Club

 Summary of upcoming courses:

Course type




Learn to row full course, for adults (ages 17+)
Limited to 8 participants.

for 2017
Sunday 17th September

Sunday 24th September
Sunday 1st October

12:30 to 16:00
12:30 to 16:00
12:30 to 16:00
All sessions include a refreshment break.


Junior courses


Run by our Junior section


Course participants must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing.

For all enquiries or expressions of interest, please use our on-line form

To apply for a place on the course, please use the application form.

 Why row?

Rowing is a complete form of exercise. Rowing's combination of cardiovascular and strength conditioning make it a great addition to any fitness or training programme for people of all ages and with a wide range of fitness goals. It offers:


Adult courses at Weybridge

There are several courses run each year for new rowers who are interested in competitive rowing with Weybridge Rowing Club. Our full learn-to-row courses offere extensive expert tuition from British Rowing quailified coaches and plenty of practice on the water, During the course, we cover:

  • posture and technique on the rowing machine
  • health & safety in rowing
  • carrying the boat
  • getting in and out of the boat
  • ergo challenges
  • different types of oars, boats and rowing
  • on-water technique and practice (which takes the majority of the course time)
  • capsize drill (normally in a swimming pool)
  • progressing to small boats
  • stretching, core strength and land-training for rowing.
  • fun regatta racing on the final day
  • To apply or express an interest in upcoming courses, please use our on-line form.

    It is not compulsory to continue rowing after the course, but if you chose to join then you are likely to join the Novice squad which trains at least one each weekend and once or twice during the week. To progress to competition level, you need to be as fit as possible. Weybridge has a growing snior section of all ages who race reguarly. Coached training sessions are avaialble every week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the winter and weekend mornings throghout the year.

    Or if you wish to row recreationally, or just occasionally, you can join our sister club Weyfarers and take part in their sessions where you will be able to improve your technique and fitness. These sessions are in wide stable boats and operate on a "turn up and row basis" with crew made-up on the day.


    We hold regular juniro rowing courses through the year, normally during the school holidays. These popular courses provide the ideal environment for juniors aged 13-16 to experience and learn rowing in a fun and structured way. For further details, pease see the Junior website or contact Clive Capel : clive [at] wrcjnr.com 

    Weybridge is a Clubmark-approved club and has a large and successful junior racing squad.

    Comments about previous courses:

    “I very much enjoyed the course and I am amazed it has nearly come to an end! Thanks for the excellent instruction.”
    Adult beginner December 2011

    “I'm really enjoying the rowing and am noticing the effect on stamina and power in my other sports!”
    Junior beginner October 2011

    “Rowing has been one of the things I have started in the last year, which has contributed greatly to it being one of the best years of my life!”
    Josh Foulkes, junior member in 2011

    “Just a note to say how much he enjoyed last week's course. It was excellent and a great way to meet some new friends and learn more rowing. “
    Parent -beginner course for juniors 2011

    “I would like to thank you and the team there at Weybridge Rowing for a very good week of Junior coaching.
    My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it and although not a sporty girl or one with much stamina I think she surprised herself at ....

    1. Her ability to move in the right direction whilst on a boat
    2. The enjoyment of exercise and fresh air so early in the morning

    3. Her enthusiasm to continue to get up early even in half term - albeit rather grudgingly at the start of the week”
    Parent -beginner course for juniors 2011