There are two main rowing styles: Sweep and Sculling
We previously offered the novice course both styles of rowing, but we have now moved the initial novice course to sculling only and will now offer sweep as an additional 'conversion'. We have found that sculling is the most efficient way to learn how to row. Most of the key aspects are the same, but shorter and younger (ie Juniors) rowers are better suited to the symmetrical sculling style. During a rowing 'career, experienced rowers will have learned both styles. Please ask for more details.
Novice Sculling Rowing Course
Two oars per person: 2, 3, 4 persons
(we have equipment to handle 8 rowers, but certain configurations may be difficult to arrange)
21 April (Sunday)
28 April (Sunday)
12 May (Sunday)
25 May (Saturday)
26 May (Sunday)
9 June (Sunday)
23 June (Sunday)
The course is run over one full day to give a full all round introduction to the sport of rowing. Sessions will include safety briefings, land training, boat handling skills and on water activities aimed to teach the basic rowing action. It may conclude with a mini-regatta to pit new-found skills against other course participants (subject to numbers). You will also have opportunities to meet current members of the rowing section and learn about the full range of RHKYC rowing activities.
Lunch is provided.
Members - $1200
Non-members - $2000
Sweep Oar Rowing 'Conversion' Course
(one oar per person) 4, 8, or 12 places available (primary boats are 4 seat, so we must work in multiples of 4)
TBC or as per demand
The course is run over a half day to give instruction and experience in the discipline of 'sweep' oared rowing. The transition from the sculling style of rowing is not difficult as most of the rowing action is identical, but there are some tricks and traps for new students.
Participants must have completed the Novice Sculling Course (or similar at another location) to be able to take this course. It is not designed for beginners.
Members - $750
Non-members - $1200
Note: All Courses
A minimum number of four students are required for sweep courses to run at the advertised times otherwise it may be cancelled. Notification will be given 1 week prior to the starting date.
All course fees include a $600 non-refundable deposit applicable from confirmation of a place on the course by the RHKYC. There will be no refund of the remainder of the course fee for cancellations received within 1 week of the start of the course.
Requirements and further information
Please download this document for more information on the requirements for the course. This document contains a list of safety items, recommended clothing and other details.
Will be handed out on the course start date and will be referred to throughout the course. Course notes will cover rowing technique and "jargon".
We suggest that you carefully consult your diary before enrolling as course fees cannot be fully refunded.
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