Beginners’ course F19-1
The first course of the year usually starts in late March. However, I am taking into account that the 2019 University Boat Race (Oxford vs Cambridge) occurs on Sunday 7th April (see http://www.theboatrace.org/) and so I’m going to target that weekend to start course F19-1. Subject to demand, I shall probably offer starter sessions on Saturday 6th as well as the Sunday. N.B. I will need to know which of those days (or both) you can attend.
Please be sure to advise me by email (email@example.com) if you wish to be kept informed about new course dates. All those already on my email list will be contacted with updates. Announcements will also be made from my Twitter account (@OxfordRowCoach).
Any start date announced can constitute a Taster Day. They can be attended as a stand-alone experience of the sport of rowing or as the initial sessions of a full course. Anyone unable to attend on the dates announced may be able to join soon afterwards, provided they can attend a catch-up session with me beforehand. (N.B. This isn’t easy to organise with my other commitments.)
People attending Taster Days can continue onto full courses with their Taster Day fee credited against the course costs.
Recent experience has shown that it may be better to be less committed to getting attendees onto the water in the first day as this can unnecessarily rush the necessary steps to be taken before handling a boat.
Apart from the first days of a course, further Taster Days are only offered when they can fit in with the smooth, ongoing development of those already rowing.
Click here for details of how to reserve your place.
During a course, my own rowing commitments must take priority, as they involve others who may depend on my availability. You will be kept informed in good time about any variations to the course schedule.
See this overview for a reminder of how the course will work. This overview also indicates how you should deal with any absences due to your own holidays and other pre-existing or ad hoc commitments.
Courses are run subject to viable numbers (minimally 12 and preferably 15+ persons). Each session may be tailored to the number and competences of those available. All dates are provisional and outings on the river may be compromised by outside factors including weather and flooding.