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Learn To Row


CYC Rowing typically offers one learn to row class each year.  This course is intended to be an introduction to the sport. Our goal is to enable you to row in a 4 or 8 person rowing shell using one or two oars ("sweep rowing" and "sculling").  You must be able to swim and perform the rowing motion without pain or injury. On an exception basis, should you need to do one or the other, please include that request (and the reason) in your response. The weekend schedule will be Thursday evening registration, safety and land instruction. Saturday and Sundays will be on the water. Click here to submit email to be included on the class announcement. 

a spring 2023 class will be offered.  

Dates for 2023:

  • Learn to Row Spring 2023 Classes Now set.  The Spring class will span 2 weekends.  .  Dates As Follows.  
  • class size is 18 max. First come first served. students lead by licensed coaches and experienced rowers
  • Send an email to CYCRowing to put your name on the list.

Here are the details: 
Cost: $250, includes all instruction and equipment. Catawba Yacht Club members attending: $225. Payment instructions to follow.

Prerequisites: You must be 18 years or older. 
You must be able to swim. 
You must be able to do the rowing motion without pain or injury.

Where: Catawba Yacht Club, 19809 Youngblood Road West, Charlotte, NC 28278

Phil Gilmore
C 704.562.5571

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