Learning to Row

At Stratford we run a course as an introduction to the sport, usually over 12 weekly sessions for adults or a week long summer camp for juniors. The course aims to teach you the basics. It’s great fun, but by the end of a course you will realise that you have only just started learning and it will take time to become competent! 

You need a good level of fitness and agility, and should be pursuing other regular exercise to be fit enough to row. You must be a competent swimmer and comfortable around and in water.

Our waiting list is pretty full, and we can only support a limited number. Our next course is likely to run in spring 2024, and please note that completing the course does not guarantee membership of the rowing club.

For more information regarding the adult courses, then please contact


Please note the junior courses are run separately and can be found here

Learn to cox

Coxes are invaluable to our club and we are always looking for members to join our team. As a cox you are a key part of the boat and are responsible for encouraging and driving the crew to success.  If you would like to find out more, and discuss coxing opportunities then please contact