As Ratty said to Mole, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Rowing stimulates the mind and develops your body. Set against the elemental backdrop of one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames, what could be better?

River Thames with TTRC

It’s a sport that people become passionate about – because you never stop learning. After a while you’ll spend endless hours watching Rowing videos on-line, looking forlornly at any stretch of water you drive by, be aghast at the crazy way people use the ergos in gyms, and think it’s okay to wear crazy coloured lycra outfits.

If all this appeals, then  it’s never too late to join in and learn to row.

Adult Learn to Row

We run a regular six week induction programmes facilitated by trained coaches and experienced rowers.

The next course starts in spring 2022.

The course involves both land and water training. We also provide e-learning reference materials to look at in-between sessions.

Ergos at TTRC

The typical programme consists of two sessions a week:

  • Thursdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm: gym based on the rowing machines and circuit training.
  • Saturday 12.00pm to 3.00pm: on the water

(NB These may alter slightly per group).

During the course you will learn:

  • the structure of the stroke,
  • what it takes to make a boat go fast,
  • ergo technique,
  • stretching, nutrition and training tips.

Each course is limited to approximately 16 people (to ensure a more personalised development programme).

Learn to Row TTRC

You then have the opportunity to become a member and join the recreational squad to continue your development and enjoyment of the sport.

Cost of Learn to Row

Cost is £180

To book, or merely to ask more questions without commitment, please email

TTRC rowing