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, like all our rowing, is in single sculls and for adults or teens (with limitations). We do not train in sweep rowing (crew) or offer a youth program.

In addition to the Learn-To-Row course for novices, our coaches offer regular clinics and classes for rowers of varying experience. Even those with decades on the water take advantage of the coaching and training help.

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:  Two 2-hour sessions over two days, in a group of no more than 3.

Check Outs for experienced rowers: One hour coaching session.

Private Instruction: 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!


Coaching and Clinic news

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