Explore Rowing

EXPLORE – Learn to Row Course

The course is for adult (16+) beginners, and no experience of rowing is necessary. On the course qualified coaches and a team of helpers will teach you the basics of rowing, sculling, coxing and indoor rowing. Exit routes allow you to make the transition into the club, by joining either the recreational rowing group or the development squad. Over the last 5 years the Learn to Row programme has enabled DARC to become the fastest growing rowing club in the country.

The cost of the course is £95 and this includes a British Rowing Handbook and course t-shirt.

Application forms and course information can be found here:

Pre-course Information

Learn to Row Registration Form

If you would like a place on one of the courses please fill in the registration form and return it as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the course start date with the course fee (cheques payable to Durham ARC)  to: Explore Rowing Co-ordinator, Durham Amateur Rowing Club, City Boathouse, Green Lane, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JU.

Please make sure the form is completed in full and signed, and please also write on the top which course you are applying for.

Please contact us on explorerowing@durham-arc.org.uk if you have any questions, we aim to make the process as smooth as possible!

Dates for 2018 are:                          

Dates will be released soon

We are now compiling a waiting list and may schedule further courses depending on demand. To add you name to the waiting list please email explorerowing@durham-arc.org.uk and leave you name, sex, age and if you are interested in rowing for recreation, fitness or competition.


Junior Learn to Row – 2017

Junior Learn to Row for beginners aimed at young people aged 11 – 15.


Monday 10th – Thursday 8th April  £55              9.30am – 11.30am     Course FULL


Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July £65            9.30am – 11.30am   

Please return the registration form below together with payment of course fee of £55 for Easter or £65 for Summer payable to ‘Durham ARC’. Envelope should be addressed to Junior Learn to Row, Durham ARC, City Boathouse, Green Lane, Durham DH1 3JU.

Junior Learn to Row 2017 application form

Please contact us for any further details of our junior learn to row courses or to be added to the waiting list  juniors@durham-arc.org.uk

Looking for a Gift?

Why not give a Learn to Row course to someone as a present? Please email for details.

Explore Rowing Co-Ordinator
Durham Amateur Rowing Club
City Boathouse
Green Lane
Durham DH1 3JU

Club: 0191 386 6431

There is an answerphone if we are out coaching!

Email: explorerowing@durham-arc.org.uk