St Neots Rowing Club is organising a new 10 week course for adults who want to try their hand at rowing.
The Senior Try Rowing Course, aimed at men and women aged 18 and over, will take place on consecutive Saturday afternoons, from 4 - 6 pm, starting on 17 April 2010. Participants will be shown the club facilities, receive a safety briefing and learn how to use an indoor rowing machine (ergo) correctly. They will then get straight out onto the River Ouse, first in the Club’s fun virus boats, before moving on to form crews in the larger boats.
Club Captain Ed Porteus said:
“This is a great chance for people to come down to the Club and see what rowing is all about. Last year’s course was really successful and many of those who joined then have already been racing in competitions this winter. Once you get hooked, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in competitive rowing, not least at our own Regatta in July. But this course is also for those who just want to try their hand at a new sport and get involved in the social side of the Club.”
There will be a charge of £60 for the course, which will be offset against the £180 annual rowing membership for those who decide to join the Club. This cost provides insurance and helps towards coaching and equipment costs. Ideally participants will be confident swimmers, but life jackets can be provided if necessary.
Anyone interested in taking part should email Ed Porteus, Club Captain firstname.lastname@example.org. by 10 April. There will be a maximum of 16 places available.
St Neots Rowing Club was founded in 1865 and has championed competitive rowing since its first annual Regatta in 1874. The Club effectively runs four squads: the Junior Beginner/Recreational Squad; the Junior Development/Elite Squad; the Senior Men’s Squad; and the Senior Women’s Squad. The two Senior squads primarily consist of those who have taken up rowing later in life, some for recreation and others with a view to competing.
Contact details are as follows: St Neots Rowing Club, Priory Lane,
St Neots PE192BH; telephone number 01480 472302; www.stneotsrc.co.uk.
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