We hold several learn to row programs throughout the year. These are two-week programs to learn the basics of rowing and handling of the boat. In addition, we also hold a one-day free Learn to Row Program, which takes place across the country, in June. Don’t miss your chance to try something new. Limited spots available. Sign up today!


Saturday, June 2, 2018
National Learn to Row Day (FREE!) – Register now

Starting Sunday, June 10, 2018
EBRC 2-week Learn To Row program – Register now

National Learn to Row Day – June 2, 2018

National Learn To Row Day is offered once a year, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at EBRC’s boathouse, Jack London Aquatic Center in Oakland. Participants must be 22 or older. We welcome all fitness levels and absolutely no experience is necessary. You can also separately register and pay for EBRC’s 2-Week Learn To Row session starting on June 10, 2018. National Learn To Row Day is not a prerequisite for the 2-week program.

About this day

The 17th-annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 in rowing clubs and health clubs throughout the United States. Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to over 90, so it is never too early or too late to take up the sport.

Rowing 101

Want to start learning now? Here are a few fun facts about rowing.


2-week program

Who: Men and women ages 22 or older (US Rowing rules). No experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome. EBRC is a community rowing club and we embrace rowers of all kinds.
What: Seven days of on- and off-the-water practice to learn the rowing stroke and what it’s like to row in a rowing shell. You’ll also have time to interact with the Men’s and Women’s Masters teams during their regular practice times (please ask questions!)
When: June 10 – 24, 2018
Session Dates

The first day of the Learn To Row program is 8-11 a.m. Sunday, June 10.

 All of the practice dates are:
  • Sunday, June 10, 8-11 am
  • Wednesday, June 13, 5:20-7:30 am
  • Friday, June 15, 5:20-7:30 am
  • Sunday,  June 17, 8 – 11 am
  • Wednesday, June 20, 5:20-7:30 am
  • Friday, June 22, 5:20-7:30 am
  • Sunday, June 24, 8-11 am
Registration and Fee

The fee for this 7-session program is $150. The full fee must be paid in advance of the first session via check or PayPal. Program is limited to the first 22 paid registrations.


Print, complete, and sign your Registration packet, including the waivers. This is required — please bring the packet with you on the first day.

More info

Send an email to info@eastbayrowingclub.org.

See you on the water!