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.

Application forms and course information can be found here:

Pre-course Information

Open Registration Form 2018

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:                          

Tuesdays commencing 17th July 10.00am – 12.00pm

Fridays 27th July- 14th September 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Sundays 29th July – 16th September 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Applications for these courses are open now. 

Junior Learn to Row – 2018

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


Monday 23rd  July – Friday 27th July     £65            9.00am – 11.00am   

Please return the registration form below together with payment of course fee of £65 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 Summer 18 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