Learn To Row, #RowToRio edition

August 3-13: Watch Team USA row for gold in Rio de Janeiro.

August 14-28: Grab an oar and learn to row with EBRC!


Did you miss our annual Learn To Row session in June? You’ve got another chance in August…right after the rowing events in Rio come to a close (we’re all pretty excited). Our master’s program is conducting a 7-day Learn To Row session — spread over 2 weeks — for men and women. Space is limited, so sign up now.


You, as long as you’re 22 or older (USRowing rules). No experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome. EBRC is a community club open to rowers of all sorts; we race competitively at the local and national level, but racing is not required.


Your Learn To Row session will cover boat handling, terminology, and the rowing stroke. You’ll do some calisthenics and spend some time on an erg (an indoor rowing machine…although we use them outdoors when weather permits!) to get a feel for the parts of the stroke. You’ll take your first strokes from our novice barge, where you’ll begin to get comfortable being on the water and handling oars.

Over two weeks, you’ll deepen your understanding, have time to interact with current team members during their regular practice times (please ask questions!), and prepare to take out a real training shell.

Your coach for this session is Sara Nevin, head coach for the Mills Cyclones, former collegiate champion rower, and EBRC Board member. Coach Sara brings to our boathouse not only a lifetime of experience, but also a particular passion for introducing novices to the sport.


This Learn To Row session meets for the following dates and times:

Sun., 8/14, 8 – 11 am
Tues., 8/16, 5:20 – 7:30 am
Thur., 8/18, 5:20 – 7:30 am
Sun., 8/21, 8 – 11 am
Tues., 8/23, 5:20 – 7:30 am
Thur., 8/25, 5:20 – 7:30 am
Sun., 8/28, 8 – 11 am


Jack London Aquatic Center,
115 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94607


The fee for this 7-session program is $140. The full fee must be paid in advance of the first session. Class size is limited to the first 30 paid registrations.


Get ready in advance! Print, complete, and sign your Registration packet, including the waivers. This is required — please bring the packet with you on 8/14.

What to wear and bring:

Comfortable but fitted clothing, hat, socks, sunglasses, and a bottle of water, plus sunscreen for the Sunday practices.


Send an email to info@easybayrowing.com.

See you at the boathouse!