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Masters Learn to Row

Nelson Rowing Club offers five week introductory/learn to row (LTR) courses for adults who are interested in rowing, and would like a "taste" of rowing to see if this is something they would like to pursue. 

Over the course of five weeks, you will be introduced to the basics of rowing and gain an understanding of the rowing technique by training on an erg (rowing) machine and on-water sessions.  Our coaches are experienced in teaching adults and are passionate about rowing. 

The Introductory course costs $115.00 and the commitment is two sessions per week.

How to sign up:

Courses are normally advertised on facebook so like our page "Nelson Rowing" to stay up to date with what's happening at the club or, register your interest with the Club's Secretary at or, use our contact form to send us a message, and you will be contacted when the next course is coming up.

Novice Masters:

At the end of the course, if you wish to continue rowing, the Club invites you to upgrade your membership from LTR to a Masters Rower (you will pay the difference between a Masters subscription and LTR).  As a Novice Master rower, your coaching will continue until you are ready to integrate with our social Masters.  From there, you will be supported in developing your rowing skills and confidence as you move on in the club as a Masters Recreational and/or Competitive rower.  Membership will also give you access to the Masters WhatsApp group where organised rows, training and social activities are posted.

The club's membership year is from 1 September-30 August.  If the LTR course starts near the beginning of a membership year, your LTR fees are deducted from your Masters subscription fee when you upgrade your membership.  If the LTR course starts towards the end of a membership year, your LTR fees cover the cost of the LTR course and when the membership year rolls over, you would pay the full cost of a Masters subscription if you choose to continue rowing.