Rowing: Clinics & Lessons

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

2020 LEARN TO ROW CLINIC DATES: June 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 (rain date), 30, July 9, 11, 14. All sessions 5:30-7:00 except June 20 & 27 at 9:30-11:00

FEE: $175 for the clinic and a reduced membership fee of $75 if you join RowBOC as a member for the rest of the summer.

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 is on June 20 beginning at 9:30. 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 8 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 Liza Eager, Linda Gobbo, and Tim Whitney, assisted by RowBOC members.

2020 Learn to Row Clinic Application Available here.

Print and mail completed application and your clinic fee of $175 to Janice Stockman, 59 Cherry St., Brattleboro VT 05301. After successfully completing the clinic, you may join RowBOC for the rest of the 2020 season for the reduced price of $75. Regular season membership is $250.

Sessions may be subject to change or cancellation. You will be notified in advance if this occurs.
Clinic sessions are limited to twelve people and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis by pre-registration.

New this season—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.

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