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Learn to row - Adult (18 and over)
Summer learn to row courses

We will be running two course in 2017, both starting week beginning 24 April, just after Easter. This is a bit earlier than usual, so we can take advantage of the good weather (we hope) and long evenings in the spring and summer.

The courses will be one on Wednesday evenings and one on Sunday mornings - you choose one or the other when applying. We normally run the courses over 8 weeks. We charged £100 in 2016 as a guide to cost. Details for this year will be confirmed soon.

If you are uncertain about applying, then come down for a taster session, morning or afternoon, on Sunday 26 March 2017.  

Let us know now that you are interested in the courses and/or the taster sessions by filling in the form below and we'll get back to you about details and how to apply. We'll also keep this page up-to-date. 
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Daytime community rowing - Wednesday mornings

If you are free during the day on a Wednesday from 9.30-12.00 our less formal daytime rowing sessions could be for you. It is currently £4.50 a session (or you can take out monthly off-peak membership by standing order for £15).

If you are interested in the Wednesday morning sessons, then please email Colin Percy at We can usually take both beginners and experienced rowers at any time , but please check first as to when you should come down in case we are short of coaches or helpers.

This page last updated on 07-03-17.

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Archive - Learn to Row 2016 - course info

[Should be very similar in 2017]


We are located at Newburn, west of Newcastle. Head for Newburn Bridge, but turn sharp right just
before the bridge, go past the Boat House PH, then another sharp right and up and left into our car

We will probably not be on the water the first week, so please bring clothing and trainers suitable
for reasonably strenuous exercise on the rowing machines, stretching etc. But just in case we do
venture out, though, do bring wellies or sandals or shoes that can get wet.

The general advice for rowing is that clothing should be light, relatively close-fitting but flexible.
Even though this is the spring/summer, warm and waterproof layers are also advisable in your kit
bag. And no hoodies or other upper garments with unzipped side pockets - thumbs get caught
Things may get wet or dirty, so nothing expensive. Always bring a change of clothes and towel!

What happens after the courses

We’ll explain more as we go along, but we hope you will carry on rowing with us after your course
finishes. You will form our new Novice Squad for rowing through the autumn and winter into the New Year. In previous years the squad has trained on the course slots of Sunday mornings and Wednesday

Any queries to Laura Clack, Club Secretary, at
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