Rowing: Clinics & Lessons


CLICK HERE FOR 2023 CLINIC APPLICATION (You must print application.)

Rowing provides recreation, fitness, social interaction, and skills like teamwork, persistence, and initiative that are necessary in everyday life. Let’s row!

Our 2023 Clinics run in two groups.

Group A is Saturday mornings, 9:30-11:30, & Monday/ Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:30. Dates: June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, July 1


Group B is Saturday afternoons, 12:30-2:30, & Tuesday/Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30 Dates: June 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, July 1

FEE: $300 includes clinic and membership for the season

LOCATION: RowBOC is located on Spring Tree Lane, north of the Marina Restaurant, in the silver Quonset hut.

The clinics are designed for people who have never rowed or sculled, or for those who rowed in the past and would like a refresher course. Single sculling will be taught in 2 hour sessions. Basic skills, boat handling, and safety instruction are taught in a supportive and graduated approach by qualified instructors. Assistants will be on hand to help with the coached clinics.

The first Learn to Row clinic session will be on June 10. This session will include an orientation to rowing and the clinics. You will get to know each other and the coaches and helpers, learn how to bring a boat down to the water, and if conditions are right you will get out on the water to experience the sensation of rowing.

We offer clinics designed to build your proficiency as a novice rower. After the clinics end, you will be paired with an experienced rower for mentoring and mastery of basic skills should you decide to join as a member for the rest of the summer season. Coaches are Linda Gobbo, Linda Puzan, and Tim Whitney, assisted by RowBOC masters rowers.

CLICK HERE FOR 2023 CLINIC APPLICATION (You must print application.)

Print and mail completed application and your clinic fee to Linda Puzan, 99 Covey Rd. Brattleboro VT 05301.

Sessions may be subject to change or weather cancellation. You will be notified in advance if this occurs.

Clinics are filled on a first-come, first-served basis by pre-registration.

New this season—Dust it Off Day on June 4 to refresh our skills and reconnect with rowing friends. With a renewed emphasis on safety we will have updated our Handbook with enhanced safety policies. Wondering what you would do if your boat capsized on the Connecticut River? We will be holding clinics to learn and practice getting back into the boat. Don’t worry, we’ll pick a day when the water is warm and inviting!

Private lessons and rowing camps are alternative ways to learn to row. Craftsbury Sculling, Black Bear Sculling and Lake Sunapee Rowing Club are just a few of northern New England’s rowing programs. RowBOC coaches may be available for private lessons.

Watch the website for more information or e-mail us at to let us know of your interest. We’re happy to answer any questions about our rowing program.