Learn To Row

Learn to Row

Adult Beginner's 10 session rowing course

CCRC runs regular adult beginner rowing courses

The course is aimed at people who have never rowed before (if you already know how to row, please see one of our squads page under 'Rowing'). We aim to teach basic technique to a standard whereby beginners can move into the relevant men's and women's intermediate squads or into regular crews. The session is coached by members of the men's and women's squad. The course lasts 5 weeks, and consists of :

  • Rowing - 2 sessions a week (Saturday/Sunday times can vary)
  • Circuit training - Mondays 7pm
  • Coached Ergo (Rowing Machine) training

We provide a coach and cox to instruct you, and all required equipment.

Current and planned courses

Starting 18 March 2017

Starting 20 May 2017

If demand is high we may be offering a one day taster courses - details to be confirmed.

Please register interest via the sign up link (bottom of page) and we will be in touch.

To participate, you must:

  • Be over 18 years old (we have a separate juniors program)
  • Be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing (rowing kit)
  • Be able to tread water for at least two minutes
  • Be able to swim under water for at least 5 metres
  • Have sufficient general health so that a moderate amount of exercise won't cause a problem
  • Take out temporary membership with the club for the duration of the course: (see Membership information)
  • Be available on your chosen day for the duration of the course (short absences are fine)

To be compatible with rowing, you need:

  • Availability - commitments that allow you to be somewhat flexible with outing times and days, including evenings and weekends
  • Reliability (especially punctuality)
  • Commitment
  • Coachability (being willing to put into practice what a coach says)

The club is focused on sweep rowing (one oar each) and this is all we teach on the beginners course

Rowing clubs are a great way to make new friends and CCRC has the most active social scene on the river. We have the best and most frequent parties on the river, and are one of the only two boathouses with a bar.

Whilst waiting for the course to start, you're welcome to participate in the circuit training sessions on Monday nights where you can also see what the club is like and meet some of the members. They are start at 7pm, at the City boathouse, just let the organisers know you're a new potential beginner. (Try to get there a bit early as the sessions are very popular). These sessions are free.

Sign up to the next Learn To Row course

 

Beginners Course information sheet

Rowing Technique and Terms (1.0M)

British Rowing website 

Email the beginners coordinator: novices [at] cityrc.co.uk

Membership

Membership Rates 2018/19

A student is anyone in full-time education after the age of 18.

The temporary membership fee will be deducted from the full fee if the membership is extended at end of the two month period. This does not apply to the Learn to Row course fee, which is run separately to club membership. 

Contact us if you have special requirements, we may be able to help.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a membership form

Please see the 'Contact Us' page to ask us any questions you may have.

Alternatively feel free to pop down to the boathouse of an evening, there are normally people around on weekdays, and always people at circuit training on Monday evenings at 6:30-8pm and Saturday at the novice session from 11am-1pm.

History of CCRC

City of Cambridge is the oldest town rowing club on the Cam. Early records show the existence of the 'Cambridge Boat Racing Club' in 1844, the largest contingent of which went on to become the 'Cambridge Town Rowing Club' in 1863. The Town club was formed by John Harvey in the working men's club that used to be located on Market Hill; this formed the core of what became CCRC in 1932. The club's colours are dark blue, Claret and Old Gold.

 

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Our Committee

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The Committee

President   Tony Nelder   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Honorary Treasurer   Claire Berryman   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Honorary Secretary   Louise Bailey   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Captain   Seb Walker   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Boathouse Manager   Benedict Thompson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Captain   Sarah Large   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Captain   Stuart Ladd    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Events Coordinator   Nathalie Flower with Jacob Swain   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Officers

Equipment Officer   Nick Sinclair   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Safety Adviser   Kate Hurst   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Welfare Officer   Tom Watt   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Senior Rowers   Mez Dubios-van Slageren, Graeham Douglas   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Secretary   Feargal Murphy   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brand Development Officer   Laura Beattie   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bar Steward   Suzanne Emerson and Katie Reid   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Secretary   Annie Leighton   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kit Officer Omar Terywall   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Honorary Auditor   John Leighton  
Coaching Advisor   Brian Potterill  

Men's Squad Contacts

Men's Vice-Captain  Stuart Ladd    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Senior Rower  Graeham Douglas   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women's Squad Contacts

Women's Vice-Captain  Sarah Large This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Senior Rower  Mez Dubios-van Slageren   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Junior Squad Contacts

Junior Squad coordinator  Seb Walker   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn To Row Courses

 Beginners Course coordinators  Bernard Shannon   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contact Us

Contact Us

The CCRC Boathouse is across the river from Midsummer Common, downstream from the Fort St George foot bridge, if coming by car it is best accessed from Kimberley Road. Park somewhere on Kimberley Road & head down towards the river. When you get to the end of Kimberley Road, turn left & then right at which point you should see the river in front of you. The CCRC Boathouse is on your left.


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Our address is:
City of Cambridge Rowing Club
Kimberley Rd
Cambridge
CB4 1HJ 

City of Cambridge Rowing Club Ltd.
Company registration number 9816395

Members squadlist access: https://cityofcambridge.squadlist.co.uk

City on the Cam

City of Cambridge is the oldest town rowing club on the Cam. We welcome all levels of rower regardless of experience, and offer a structured coaching programme for novices and beginners of all ages. We also have a thriving juniors section.

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