Newquay Rowing Club

Novices

The club runs dedicated weekly sessions for new/novice rowers. These sessions are normally run on a Monday night between May until September. You are invited to come down and try the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing on Monday's weather permitting. These sessions are run by experienced coxswains and rowers helping you to learn the basics and progress your rowing ability at your own pace.

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When is Novices on...

Monday's from 5.30pm

Novices run from May to October. They're subject sea and weather conditions. Please check before you set off

*All juniors are required to wear life jackets (supplied by the club) whilst in the gig.

 

Most of these sessions are spent learning the technique of rowing although some short, fun inter-novice racing takes place occasionally as well as a dedicated novice cup race at the end of the season on the full course. Junior rowing runs to a similar format with beginners and experienced rowers rowing together. There are many junior cup races throughout the season (see fixture list ) raced over short straight courses around the bay.  Junior Training starts from Tuesday 14th May.

 

So if you fancy learning to row, come along to one of the nights. All equipment is provided, just bring yourself and wear suitable training clothes (shorts, t-shirt, vest, tracksuit bottoms etc) and footwear you don't mind getting wet (old trainers, sandals etc). We ask you to pay just £3 per session, which goes towards the upkeep of the gigs and equipment.  When you reach a standard where you would like to participate in local racing, you will be required to purchase a full  membership. See Membership  for more info. We look forward to seeing you!

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