Who is Learn to Row for?  

People who have not rowed previously or have had only a day or two of an orientation program in rowing.


What does a Learn to Row session involve?

We start out on land using rowing machines to learn the basics of the rowing stroke. From there our program moves to our training barge which provides a stable platform for leaning the basics of rowing on the water! The dedicated Learn to Row coach will instruct you on proper boat and equipment handling and safety information and instruction prior to actually getting in a rowing shell. Finally one of GGRC’s fleet of sweep boats will be used for practice and you will gather experience rowing as part of a crew.


When are practices held?  

Each session is 3 practices a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for 4 weeks.

AM Session is Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30am – 7:00am plus Saturday morning at 7am

PM Session is Tuesday & Thursday at 6:30pm – 8:00pm plus Saturday morning at 7:30am


Where are practices held?

All Gentle Giant Rowing Club practices are held at Blessing of the Bay, 32 Shore Rd, Somerville, MA. There is ample off street parking at Blessing of the  Bay.


How to sign up for Learn to Row? 

Go to gentlegiantrowing.org/sign-up and register for our Learn to Row program. The program costs $160 per 4 week session.  There is also an annual $40 fee for membership – so the total cost for the Learn to Row session would be $200.  Any subsequent programs would be just the $160 session fee. 

*Saturday class times are able to be adjusted if the group would prefer an earlier or later time!