Learn to Row

Learn to Row: Sculling
This class is for brand new scullers who may be entirely new to the sport of rowing or trying something new after prior sweep rowing experience. Beginning scullers will start in the wider Alden hulls, and progress to the narrower Peinert, Hudson, and Swift “racing” hulls, using two oars per person. 

Learn to Scull classes will be offered on the following dates:

  • July 2 – July 25, Tues/Thurs, 9 – 10:30 am
  • July 2 – July 25, Tues/Thurs, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • July 3 – July 26, Wed/Fri, 6 – 7:30 am
  • August 6 – August 22, Tues/Thurs, 9 – 10:30 am
  • August 6 – August 22, Tues/Thurs, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • August 7 – August 23, Wed/Fri, 6 – 7:30 am

Learn to Row: Sweep
Sweep rowing is a type of rowing where each rower has a single oar held with both hands and is oriented around rowing in team boats (4+ people per boat). If you’ve never rowed before, this is the program for you. You’ll learn the basics of the rowing stroke and technique in our training barges with seats for eight sweep rowers.

Learn to Sweep Classes will be offered on the following dates:

  • July 1 – July 24, Mon/Wed, 6 – 7:30 pm  only 6 seats left!
  • July 2 – July 25, Tues/Thurs, 6 – 7:30 am
  • August 5 – August 21, Mon/Wed, 6 – 7:30 pm
  • August 6 – August 22, Tues/Thurs, 6 – 7:30 am

All classes are held at the Riverfront Boathouse in Riverside Park, located at 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT.  Financial assistance may be available to adult rowers. To inquire, contact Jonathan Near by email or at (860) 713-3131 ext 314.