Learn to Row

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Overview

Sculling programs are the best way to take control of your Oyster Bay experience! Come and glide through the water in a personal rowing boat! Begin with Sculling 1 and get an introduction to the sport in our stable training boats. Next, take Sculling 2, in which you transition to less-stable singles and build on your skills. In Sculling 3, you row in doubles and quads and see parts of the bay you have never seen! Finally, refine your technique and take the SRA’s Logbook Sculling Certification test to become an independent sculler. This makes you eligible to participate in SRA’s Logbook Sculling program, in which you have access to sculling club boats to take out both on your own and with other adult members.

Please reach out to us at masters@sagamorerowing.org with any questions.

Learn to Row: Sculling 1

SRA’s mission is to get everyone on the water no matter what their prior athletic experience. Rowers in Sculling 1 learn the traffic patterns of the bay, how to navigate, and how to row in one-person shells, called singles. Rowers embark on Oyster Bay in safe, stable singles.

About the Course
Rowing Experience Required: None!
Fitness Level Required: Moderate (up to Elite for those looking to try new ways to crosstrain)
Number of Sessions: 6 (twice a week, 3 weeks)

Details
All students receive a Sagamore T-shirt!  Course topics include safety, equipment handling, terminology, and
of course, lots of rowing technique. Students learn to row in our modern fleet of boats. All equipment is provided. Our professional coaching staff teaches the Learn to Row class with help from Sagamore member volunteers. The teaching doesn’t end when you leave the dock. Our instructors are with you, on the water, every step of the way.  After completing the Learn to Row classes, you will be invited to become a Sagamore member, with benefits such as joining our fall sessions (Row for Technique, Row for Fitness, or Row for Competition), begin buddy rowing with the more experienced members of our club, or train using our rowing equipment!

Clothing
Students should wear comfortable but tight fitting clothing, such as cycling shorts or long leggings. The boats have built-in shoes, but we launch off the beach, so bring sandals to prevent you front stepping on anything.  Bring some extra clothing, especially socks. Loose fitting clothing is not recommended because it may become tangled in the rowing equipment. In hot weather, use sunscreen, hats or visors. Always bring water in non-breakable bottles to drink during hot weather workouts.  In cool weather, wear ­layers of close-fitting garments.  

Fees
The Learn to Row 1 course fee is $175 per session.  Fees are non-refundable.

Please contact our coaches at Masters@SagamoreRowing.org with any questions regarding the class.

Session Dates & Times
Session 1: June 13-June 29, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8pm
Session 2: July 5th-July 20, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8pm (exception: program begins on a wednesday).
Session 3: July 25-Aug 10th, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8pm

Learn to Row: Sculling 2

This program is a continuation of Sculling 1, with coaches working on refining the skills learned. Depending on skill level, athletes will move up to boats that require more skill. Throughout the program, scullers work toward improving their skills in preparation for the SRA’s Logbook Sculling Certification test. 

About the Course

Rowing Experience Required: None!
Fitness Level Required: Moderate (up to Elite for those looking to try new ways to crosstrain)


Details
Students learn to row in our modern fleet of boats. All equipment is provided. Our professional coaching staff teaches the Learn To Row
 2 course with help from Sagamore member volunteers. After completing the Learn to Row classes, you will be invited to become a Sagamore member, with benefits such as joining our fall sessions (Row for Technique, Row for Fitness, or Row for Competition), begin buddy rowing with the more experienced members of our club, or train using our rowing equipment!

Clothing
Students should wear comfortable but tight fitting clothing, such as cycling shorts or long leggings. The boats have built-in shoes, so you can wear sandals, tennis shoes or any other footwear to the class, but bring socks. Bring some extra clothing, especially socks. Loose fitting clothing is not recommended because it may become tangled in the rowing equipment. In hot weather, use sunscreen, hats or visors. Always bring water in non-breakable bottles to drink during workouts.  In cool weather, wear ­layers of close-fitting garments.

Fees
The Learn to Row 2 course fee is $175 per session. Fees are non-refundable.

Session Dates & Times
Session 1: June 13-June 29, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8pm
Session 2: July 5th-July 20, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8pm (exception: program begins on a wednesday).
Session 3: July 25-Aug 10th, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8pm

Once you have learned the basics of rowing, check out our Water (Spring, Summer, Fall) Season page to see the options for continuing to row and/or improve to whatever level you are working towards.

Sculling 3 (COMING SOON!)

        • Haven’t sculled in a long time or working your way up from Sculling 2? This is the class for you! Sculling 3 is designed to be more interactive with other athletes by having you row in doubles and quads. Sculling 3 creates a great team of rowers working together to refine their skills and develop the ability to scull in bigger boats.
        • Sculling 3 helps participants prepare for the SRA’s Logbook Sculling Certification test and is designed for athletes who want to row in racing shells. Many students will be administered the Logbook Sculling Certification test during the class, after which they will be free to participate in independent logbook sculling. The Logbook Sculling Certification test requires thorough knowledge of Oyster Bay, the Bayville bridge, navigation and demonstration of sculling proficiency.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to meet the coaches, rowers, and/or see the boathouse please contact our coaches at Masters@SagamoreRowing.org
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