*Note: The April learn-to-row course is now closed; we are working to come up with another learn-to-row opportunity for those on the waiting list. If you would like to receive information when a course is set, please fill out this form.
The Dayton Boat Club masters (adult) rowing program holds its 3-session learn-to-row programs in late spring and early fall. Dates are generally posted here starting in February and August for the spring and fall courses. Contact the program coordinator to request an email when information becomes available.
Fee is $100 per person. Prior to rowing on water, participants learn safety, boat handling, and the proper stroke technique, starting on a rowing machine, also called an "erg" (short for ergometer). Participants are on the water rowing with teammates by day 2.
The learn-to-row class is held at the Dayton Boat Club boathouse in the 3200 block of East River Road in Moraine, just south of the Mandalay Banquet Center and Orbit Crane.
Participants should wear comfortable but not loose-fitting clothes. Bring a water bottle, a small towel, and a pair of socks to wear in the boat. Those who wish to join the club's novice rowing program after the course will have their learn-to-row fees deducted from the season's dues (novice season dues are $250; learn-to-row graduates pay $150).
To register, fill out the form below and hit “Submit.” Then, pay the fee. To do this, go to the Adult program fees page and select “Learn to row.” Note: Seats are limited; payment is required in advance. Fee is non-refundable unless registrations exceed capacity.
Click HERE to view a short Learn-to-Row video