Learn to Row – Summer 2018

Learn to Row in London – Summer 2018

Beginners’ Rowing Course @ Vesta Rowing Club, Putney

Have you always wanted to learn to row but never knew where to start? Dreamed of rowing the Oxford/Cambridge boat race course or paddling the world-famous stretch of river at Henley-on-Thames? Want to get fit, meet lots of like-minded people and pick up a new skill? Would enjoy a hard-earned beer or wine at the friendliest bar on the tideway? Then our next learn to row course in London is probably for you!

Please complete the form at the bottom of this page if you’d like to register your interest.

Details for 2018 are yet to be confirmed, but we expect the course to start in late June/early July and run for approximately 6 weeks. Below are the details of last year’s course, we expect this year to run with a similar format.

Course Days:

  • Monday & Wednesday @ 7pm
  • Saturday @ 9am / 10:30am
  • Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes and each week includes 1x land/fitness session, 2x water/technical sessions.


  • Maximum 48 places on the course
  • 2 x groups of 24


  • Approx £150 for full course (TBC)

What to expect from the Vesta Beginners’ Course (learn to row):

The course is aimed at men and women who are looking for a new challenge and want to learn to row in London. If you have played other competitive sports or regularly attend a gym and want to test yourself in a team environment then rowing is the sport for you. Or if you’re new to sport and fitness and want to learn a new skill in a friendly and supportive environment, then come along.

The course will work on your fitness whilst teaching you the core rowing technique. Sessions will take place both on the land and river (at Vesta Rowing Club in Putney, London) and you will always be supervised by a coach who will lead the sessions.

There is no obligation to continue or sign-up as a member after the course but we hope you will have enjoyed your time enough that you are interested in joining our Novice Squads in September for the start of the 2018/19 season.

(Please go to the Novice Squad page for further information.)

Register your interest or sign up:

Register your interest in joining our summer learn to row course. You're under no obligation to join and will be invited to our course open night in June to learn more.
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