Never tried rowing as a competitive sport before? Quintin Boat Club has various activities aimed to give you an opportunity to see what the sport of rowing has to offer. We regularly run Beginner Courses which aim to teach you the basics and give you the opportunity to progress towards racing in open competition. As we are fully committed to our current squad of learn-to-rowers, our next course will not be until the Spring of 2014.
The diagram below describes your possible routes in rowing. As a beginner, you would move clockwise around the various stages of rowing development. If you have some previous experience or a natural aptitude, there are a couple of possible shortcuts.