Instruction And Certification

Since our founding in 1985 we have successfully taught hundreds of people how to row and how to row better.  Our instruction and coaching is in single sculls and for adults or teens (with limitations). We do not train in sweep rowing (crew) or offer a youth program at this time.

In addition to the Learn-To-Row course for novices, OWRC offers regular clinics and  private coaching sessions for rowers of varying experience – novice to advanced.

Instruction At OWRC


Ellen Braithwaite
Ellen coaches from a Maas Flyweight

Click the links below to learn more about our instruction programs:

Novice Program – Learn To Row:  Three 2-hour sessions over three days, in a group of no more than 3.

Check Outs for experienced rowers: One hour coaching session.

Brush-up for OWRC returnees: One hour coaching session.

Private Coaching: To improve technique or to be certified to use more advanced open water shells.

Rough Water Clinic: For advanced scullers who want to row beyond Richardson Bay.

Other Clinics and Coaching: Weekly group training, guest coaches and more!