Get rowing Learn to row Learn to row London Youth Rowing provide opportunities to try rowing with a structured and progressive introduction to the sport. Due to the technical nature of rowing, most Clubs and Providers provide a beginners course called ‘Learn to Row’. This ensures an individual is supported and given sufficient instruction to develop their confidence in a safe environment on the water. You can expect the following to be covered: Regular sessions with other beginners (land and on the water) Introduction to handling the boat and preparing to row Balancing the boat effectively (with your blades) Understanding how to stop the boat safely Learning rowing terminology (the bow seat, stroke, catch, drive, tap down) Learning to row in pairs with other crew members providing stability Learning the basics of rowing sequence Understanding the importance of core stability and conditioning London Youth Rowing deliver ‘Learn to Row’ courses in the Autumn, Spring and Summer. To find a course near you go to our Events & Courses page.