Advanced course at Royal Docks
Our Advanced rowing course is for anyone who has successfully finished Learn to Scull 1&2 and for adult rowers who have either sculled at university or school or at club level. If you need to refresh your technique, we advise you to first take one of our Intermediate rowing courses.
The aim of the advanced course is to improve your technique and speed. During the course the intensity of the sessions will increase allowing you to row further every week. Our advanced courses start every eight weeks throughout the year.
Overview of the course:
- 8 weeks course – 1 hour per week
- Suitable for anyone who has finished LTS2
- Coaching and guidance by our rowing instructors
- Rowing in stable rowing shells (LiteBoats)
What class should I sign up for if I have never set foot in a boat?
A Learn-to-Row 1 class.
What happens after I complete the Level 1 Learn to Row and I want to take another class?
Sign up for a Learn-to-Row 2 class an eight-week course that allows you to take your skills to the next level.
Do I need to know how to swim?
To join our adult rowing programs, yes. Rowing takes place on the water, and while falling out of the boat is very unlikely, it is possible. Therefore, each class participant must confirm that they are able to swim when they register for our classes.
Do you require a swim test?
We do not require adult rowers to pass a swim test. They must confirm during registration that they can swim.
What is the refund/credit policy?
No refunds will be given once the program has started. If you withdraw at least two weeks before the first session, you will be credited for the class, minus a 40 pounds processing fee.
Do I need to attend all classes?
Since the skills you learn in rowing are cumulative, it is important that you make every effort to come to each class so you learn along with your group. You should communicate with your coach in advance if you cannot make a class.
Can I make up classes that I miss?
No, unfortunately, we do not offer make-up classes.
Do we still have class in inclement weather?
Yes! We row on the water in the rain and the cold, but if there is thunder and lightning or it is very windy, we have an alternative training. Classes will not be rescheduled due to weather.
What should I wear?
Layers are your best bet for cold weather rowing. Keep in mind that the clothes you wear will very likely get dirty so please wear clothing that you do not mind getting wet. It is best to wear form-fitting clothing like Lycra. This type of clothing is less likely to get in the way while rowing.
Are there showers and changing rooms at the boathouse?
There are showers and a small changing room. Feel free to change once you arrive at the boathouse.
Where can I park?
Parking at the Putney Embankment is not advisable, however, there are some limited streets to find parking.