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Learn-to-Row Program


“I joined "Learn-to-Row" with no experience and no expectations, but it looked like a fun and different way to get a workout.  I didn't even know if I could do it, but I wanted to give it a try. I soon found that I LOVED it. With the support of the coaches, members of the club and my fellow rowing boat mates, I gained the confidence and experience to be an equal part of a great team. Now, I forget that I'm getting a GREAT workout when I'm having fun rowing with many new friends." - former LTR Participant

Learn To Row!


The ARC Learn-to-Row (LTR) Program is designed to give prospective rowers a ‘taste’ of our sport, and to allow individuals to determine if they would like to enter into the ARC Novice Rowing Program. Individuals attending LTR will learn basic rowing skills, safety and training, and each session will include an on-the-water rowing session with experienced ARC rowers. By the end of the session, you’ll have a very good idea of whether the sport is ‘for you.’ Experienced coaches and rowers will be on hand at the LTR sessions to answer all of your questions. Those who complete this weekend session will be eligible to enroll in the ARC Novice Program.

Watch a Session in Action:
Here is a video taken at our Learn-to-Row Session 3 on May 10, 2015. This is a group of LTR rowers sandwiched in the middle six of this eight-person boat that all just learned to row for the first time the day prior.  This video shows the group rowing "by all eight" for the first time. They were recovering with blades on the water for added stability and balance.  Their timing looks great as they are just learning how to all move up the slide together as one boat. 

Video taken May 10, 2015 on Day 2 of Learn-to-Row Session 3

2017 Schedule: 

Each Session is two days (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Sessions may be postponed due to weather. If a session is postponed you may choose another Session to attend.


Session 1  May 6 - 7  Register  filled
Session 2 May 13 - 14 Register cancelled 
Session 3 May 20 - 21 Register   filled
Session 4  May 27 - 28 * Register   filled
 Session 5 June 3 - 4  Register  filled
 Session 6  June 10 - 11 Register   make-up for
session 2

* Memorial Day Weekend


payable to Annapolis Rowing Club electronically via our secure website.  There will be no refunds of the Session fee within 7 business days of the start of the Session or after the Session has begun.

Annapolis Rowing Club @ Gingerville Yachting Center. Click HERE to map directions to our location. Parking is available on-site. Arrive via Sunset Drive, turn right and park up on top of the hill near the Boathouse. Please drive carefully through the lot and keep an eye out for people carrying equipment.

What to Wear:
  • Comfortable athletic clothing that you can move in. We suggest shorts or pants that are not too baggy because they will get caught in the sliding seat (lycra/spandex is best).
  • Socks
  • Sneaker type shoes
  • Depending on the weather, bring a jacket

What to Bring:

    • Plenty of water
    • protein filled snacks
    • sunscreen
    • sunglasses
    • hat

    Learn More:
    Do you have a specific question regarding LTR?  If so, please contact our Vice President.

    What happens after a LTR Session?

    After you complete LTR, you will be ready to decide if rowing is 'for you' and if you're ready to commit to a more intensive (and fun!) training plan to become proficient on the water via our Novice Rowing Program