Adult Learn to Row Level 1

  • Dates:
    March 2020 (for 50+) & July 2020 (for all)
  • Course Time:
    50+: 10am-12pm For all: 6pm-8.30pm
  • Duration:
    Six-week course, one session per week
  • Fully Accessible?
  • Previous Experience:
    None required
  • Age:
    14 years and over
  • Included in Price:

Have you ever wanted to have a go at rowing? Our Adult Learn to Row Level 1 is the ideal opportunity to do just that, with the aim of this course being to get you out on the water as much as possible. This Level 1 is particularly aimed at complete beginners and requires no experience at all, teaching you all you need to know to get rowing out in Bristol’s beautiful Harbour.

You will:

  • Learn about safety, both on and off the water.
  • Be able to identify boats and equipment that you will be using.
  • Know what clothing to wear.
  • Learn the correct rowing technique.

You will be taught by qualified and experienced rowing coaches who will help you develop the skills you need to row safely and well on a skiff or gig.

You will be working together in a crew, so it’s a great way to meet some new people. Why not persuade some friends, family or work colleagues to come along too – you could form a crew of your own!

*Please note that the time required to complete these courses does depend on ability and weather conditions. You will only complete and pass the course if you have demonstrated the ability to complete all of the syllabus in appropriate weather conditions*

Level 1 is the first half of the Learn to Row qualification and can be followed by Level 2, which we also offer here at the centre. Each stage builds on the previous one with the aim of taking you from the basic skills, through to improved technique, confidence and increased awareness of safety in Level 2.

50+ Learn to Row Level 1

The 50+ Learn to Row Level 1 is a 6 week course aimed at those who came rowing through Come on Board and would like the opportunity to expand on their skills and knowledge.

The course cost is £80. This course has a reduced rate as part of our activities for those aged 50+ scheme. 

Please note the Learn to Row Level 1 course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to join the Pay & Play rowers.

All-Aboard is a fully inclusive watersports charity that welcomes everyone. Our activity centre and our entire activity programme is designed with accessibility at its core. If you have any additional needs or requirements and would like to discuss accessing any of our activities or courses, please call our admin team on 0117 929 0801 or click HERE for more information on our specific accessibility programme.



£80.00 or £130.00

LtR for all

LtR for 50+

What to bring with you

  • Please wear old clothes as you may get wet
  • A change of clothes/ Towel
  • Appropriate footwear: non -slip, closed toe shoes or trainers that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Warm/ waterproof clothing, including hat and gloves if the weather is cold, wet or windy.
  • Sun cream/sunhat if the weather is sunny and hot