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Youth Courses

Having run several successful youth courses in 2021 and 2022 – we are pleased to confirm that we will be running many more in 2023! 

Unlike some other rowing courses, ours are run by extremely patient coaches who focus on individual needs and designed to ease your child into rowing. They will get the opportunity to learn SWEEP rowing in an 'eight' - the most stable boat in our fleet and the same as what you see in the Cambridge vs Oxford boat race. Suffice to say, this will be an unforgettable course for them to take part in... and be the total envy of all parents! 


Rowing is a popular sport at many further and higher education institutions around the country. Our week long course can give your child a real insight into the wonderful world of rowing. Having this experience under their belts, will give them a huge advantage in making connections as well as looking great on their university applications. We welcome students from all backgrounds. ​
 

Our skills based courses will run over 5 days and will consist of the following;

Day 1 (3.5 hours)

  • Introduction to the City of Cambridge Rowing Club, the oldest known club in Cambridge with tour.

  • Learn the rowing technique on state of the art Concept 2 Ergs (rowing machines)

  • Work as a team to take the 8 boat from our boat bay and place onto the river

  • Take turns to enter the boat while stationary and get a feel of the rowing stroke and technique

  • Learn how to stabilise the boat and follow the coxes calls

  • Row on the river Cam

  • End of session debrief

 

Days 2-5 (2 hours per day)

  • 30% land training, 70% on the water

  • Each day, we go further up the river Cam, past Chisholm Trail bridge

  • End each session with a group debrief

 

Requirements

  • Must be able to swim at least 20 metres in clothing (precaution only - not expecting anyone to fall into the river!)

  • 14+ year olds

  • Minimum weight 38kg

  • Maximum weight 120kg

  • Minimum height 5ft

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Our spaces will be restricted to a maximum group size of 16 per group.  If there are no dates showing as available, or no spaces left, please register your interest here and we will try our best to accommodate you.

 

If you have any further questions, please email or call us on 07507718791.

IMPORTANT

It's worth noting that this is a teamsport and as such, your child will be expected to attend the full course.  The boat holds a minimum and maximum of 8 people so if you do not turn up for your session, we cannot take the boat out for the remaining 7 members of your team.

  • Feb 13, 10:00 AM – Feb 17, 12:00 PM
    Cambridge, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge CB4 1HJ, UK
    COURSE DATES AND TIMES Day 1 – 13 Feb 2023 (10-00-13:15) Day 2 – 14 Feb 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 3 – 15 Feb 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 4 – 16 Feb 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 5 – 17 Feb 2023 (10-00-12:00)
  • Apr 11, 10:00 AM – Apr 15, 12:00 PM
    Cambridge, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge CB4 1HJ, UK
    COURSE DATES AND TIMES Day 1 – 11 Apr 2023 (10-00-13:15) Day 2 – 12 Apr 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 3 – 13 Apr 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 4 – 14 Apr 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 5 – 15 Apr 2023 (10-00-12:00)
  • May 29, 10:00 AM – Jun 02, 12:00 PM
    Cambridge, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge CB4 1HJ, UK
    COURSE DATES AND TIMES Day 1 – 29 May 2023 (10-00-13:15) Day 2 – 30 May 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 3 – 31 May 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 4 – 01 Jun 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 5 – 02 Jun 2023 (10-00-12:00)
  • Jul 24, 10:00 AM – Jul 28, 12:00 PM
    Cambridge, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge CB4 1HJ, UK
    COURSE DATES AND TIMES Day 1 – 24 Jul 2023 (10-00-13:15) Day 2 – 25 Jul 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 3 – 26 Jul 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 4 – 27 Jul 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 5 – 28Jul 2023 (10-00-12:00)
  • Jul 31, 10:00 AM – Aug 04, 12:00 PM
    Cambridge, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge CB4 1HJ, UK
    COURSE DATES AND TIMES Day 1 – 31 Jul 2023 (10-00-13:15) Day 2 – 01 Aug 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 3 – 02 Aug 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 4 – 03 Aug 2023 (10-00-12:00) Day 5 – 04 Aug 2023 (10-00-12:00)

Missed the boat?

Don't worry. We may well be planning another session in the same week. If you would like your child to take part, please Register here.

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