Fall Learn To Row Day
October 19 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM$25.00
Join us for a Fall Learn to Row event, hosted by Des Moines Rowing Club!
The event will be at the Des Moines River Boathouse. The cost is $25.
Learn to Row Day Details:
Check in between 8-8:45AM. Crews will form on a first-come basis. You’ll first learn the basics of the stroke on the erg (rowing machine), rowing terms, parts of the boat, and how to lift and maneuver the boat. Next, you’ll go out in an eight-person boat with an experienced coxswain, stroke and bow rower. You’ll apply the same basics of the stroke you learned on the erg and become familiar with a few basic commands from the coxswain. There is no commitment to join the club by participating in Learn to Row Day, but it’s a great way to find out if you’d like to go through our Novice Boot Camp Weekend Program!
What should you bring:
Since the seats in a boat slide on tracks, it is recommended that you wear non-loose bottoms so that the fabric does not get caught in the tracks. Shoes are part of the boat, but you will need socks. As with any athletic adventure, you’ll want a water bottle.