Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Harlem River Boat Club Learn How To Row Classes to Begin!

So you wanna learn how to row? Now's your chance!

The Harlem River Boat Club is taking advantage of the gorgeous fall season by rolling out its learn-to-row program with a limited number of spots for new rowers. We have the boats, the coaches, the equipment...all we need is you. New rowers will get 20+ hours of training in the following fundamentals:

· basic understanding of boating rules and safety procedures

· working knowledge of rowing commands

· basic proficiency in sculling with some sweep rowing

· essential river etiquette and rules

· steering commands for bowing and coxing

You don't need to be an athlete, tall, or extraordinarily fit to participate. Classes accommodate people at most fitness levels and ages. It's mandatory for safety reasons, however, that you are a strong swimmer.


There are two sessions available, both running concurrently from October 6 through November 3.

Session 1: Saturdays (8–11 am) and Tuesday evenings (5:30–7:30 pm)

*first weekend is both Saturday AND Sunday

Session 2: Sundays (8–11 am) and Thursday evenings (5:30–7:30 pm)

*first weekend is both Saturday AND Sunday, last class is a Saturday

It's extremely important that you're available for ALL classes in your session, as skills are cumulative. Please contact us with scheduling concerns. Weekday evening classes may be pushed back to 6pm if there is sufficient demand.


Calendar clear? Reserve your spot in class by emailing Kate, the LTR coordinator, at kate@harlemriverboatclub.org to indicate your interest in session 1 or 2. A signed waiver and payment must be received before your place in class is confirmed. It's first come, first served, but if you don't nab a spot, we'll put you on the wait list in case someone drops out before class begins. After that, we'll keep you posted on next season's learn-to-row schedule.


$150 (reduced fees are available for participants who qualify) Sorry, no refunds once classes start!


Practice takes place on the Harlem River at Roberto Clemente State Park, Bronx. The Park is accessible by the 4 Train, MetroNorth (Morris Heights station) and the Bx40, Bx42 and Bx 18 buses.


Email Kate at kate@harlemriverboatclub.org

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