Learn to Row

We have run our Learn2Row courses for over 15 years and have taught hundreds of people to row on a beautiful stretch of the Thames.

Learn to Row courses are now the only way to join the club if you are a beginner.

We aim to run 3 courses a year, in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Provisional dates as follows:

Spring: 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May (tank session on 8 May)

Summer: 6, 13, 20, 27 July (tank on 17 July)

Autumn: 7, 14, 21, 28 Sept (tank on 18 Sept)

There are 16 places on each course. Make full payment to confirm your place. Courses usually run over four weeks. The L2R course price for 2024 is £165.

Anyone interested in joining a course should contact l2r@goringgapbc.org.uk.

River sessions use our fleet of four touring boats, sponsored by Charles Stanley Wealth Management. These provide a stable and comfortable platform to put into practice the British Rowing stroke that we teach.

Subject to availability, we try to give participants on the course a session at the rowing tank, either in Oxford University’s Athletics Ground, or, as in the video below, in Radley College. The rowing tank means that the platform is literally rock solid, and makes it easy to perfect your technique.