Saturday 6th May
Sunday 7th May


River Foyle, Derry


12:30 - 13:30


£2.00 per person

Payable in cash only, this includes temporary membership, coaching, use of equipment and fuel for safety boat for the session.

Key Points

  • A safe and fun way to learn  basic rowing skills.
  • You will learn how to use your legs, trunk and arms in sequence to move the boat, keeping in time with others and help in balancing the boat.
  • You will need to be confident around water and able to swim 50 meters in light clothing because we do not wear buoyancy aids.
  • Minimum age 14, maximum weight 100kgs

About The Event

Enjoy an introductory rowing session on the River Foyle and also being part of a crew learning new skills.
You will use a rowing machine indoors to learn the posture and grip to be used and the sequence of muscles used during a rowing stroke. You will follow through on this in our static indoor rowing tank where you will also learn the correct way to get into a boat. You will be shown the correct way to help lift a boat and step into it. You will be introduced to rowing on the water in a boat balanced by competent oarsmen, where you will learn to move the boat using the same sequence of muscles as well as posture and grip.

Give Rowing a Try

Contact Details / Booking Information

Please email name, age, mobile number for each participant and preferred session to by [01/05/2017] and await a reply confirming your acceptance. You will receive a consent form to complete and bring with you on the day. Under 18’s will require parental consent.

Event Organiser

City of Derry Boating Club

What's Included

During the 90 minute experience you will spend 10 minutes on the rowing machine, 15 mins in the rowing tank and 30 minutes in the boat rowing.

What to Bring

No equipment required. Wear old clothes e.g. neat fitting fleece, t-shirt and leggings, with outer layers to suit the weather conditions and old trainers. Bring a kit bag with a bottle of water/diluted cordial, sandwich, towel and change of clothing.


Minimum age 14, maximum weight 100 kgs

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