Adult beginners

Frequently asked questions for adult beginners. For juniors see junior beginners

Taster sessions

We have had an overwhelming response to our Learn to Row courses which means that they have filled up before the course start date. However, we do run a number of afternoon taster sessions throughout the year so that you can come and see what it is like before starting a course. Or you might want to come along and have some fun.

If you would like a place on one of our taster sessions (they are usually 2 hours long), you'll need to register by following this link and filling out the form you'll find there.

The cost of a taster session will be £10 and are only open to adults.

How do I sign up for a course?

Follow this link and fill out the form you'll find there

When do the courses start?

We are currently running them in March and September

When do the sessions take place?

Each Sunday from 12:30 to 14:30 and 14:30 to 16:30. We sometimes run a session during the weekday evening when demand is high

How much will it cost?

£120 for 10 sessions. This includes membership of British Rowing as well as course materials

How do I pay?

You can bring cash or a cheque along to the first session.

Where does it take place?

At Gloucester Rowing Club, 326 Bristol Road, Gloucester, GL2 5DH.

Do you have a phone?

Yes - 01452 523795. Someone will answer or you can leave a message.

What about an email?

beginners@gloucester-rowing.org or through the website here.

Is there parking near by?

There is limited parking opposite the boat club on Empire Way

What should I wear?

Warm clothing, layers rather than thickness, trainers and a wind/waterproof light top. Try to avoid loose fitting clothing as this can catch. All other equipment is provided.

I rather like the sound of this, but I might prefer to steer the boat rather than row it

We're also on the look out for coxes, so if you don't think you are a Sporting Giant but would like to steer and direct the crew, why not also get in touch and let us know you're interested?