Row Start is an introductory course offering adults, of any age, a comprehensive experience of rowing on the River Clyde. Participants are introduced to the basics of the sport in a fun and engaging atmosphere.
Rowers are introduced to the basics of the British Rowing technique, some terminology, how to handle equipment and how to be safe around water. The program comprises of 2 sessions per week over 3 weeks: 3 indoor rowing sessions and 3 water sessions.
At the end of the program, participants can go on to continue developing their skills with our regular novice rowing crew and when appropriate moving into our senior crews.
Please note that basic swimming skills are needed, in the unlikely case of a capsize. Buoyancy aids and lifejackets are available for weaker swimmers, and if you are coxing (steering) a boat then they must wear a lifejacket.
We have a kitchen and social area where food can be eaten pre/post activity.
We encourage participants to wash their hands thoroughly after each activity, especially after water-based activity.
We need a completed Consent Form before any activity is allowed.
You don’t need anything fancy or costly to wear for rowing, and we provide all the equipment. However, you should wear sports clothing with pockets that can be closed and that you don’t mind getting a little wet.