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"Test the Waters" Sweep Boat

Opportunity to check out rowing before joining - Complete Indoor First

  • 2 hours
  • At Palm Harbor Golf - PCRC Boatyard across from clubhouse

Service Description

On-the-Water Trial in a Sweep boat before joining PCRC. This program requires having taken 3 Indoor "Erg" Rowing classes at the Community Center before being able to sign-up. PCRC offers the opportunity to "test the waters" and try an on-the-water rowing sessions in a sweep (one oar in hands) boat to determine if you like the sport and would want to become a member. These rowing sessions take place on Saturday morning around 7 am to 9 am with support from PCRC Adult members and coaches. This opportunity will include the following. (1) FUNdamentals of the rowing stroke and rowing terminology (2) Rowing and boat safety (3) Getting in an eight or four person boat and learning how to feather the oar and take strokes with the other crew members (4) Meet other PCRC members (5) Let's make sure to have fun Things to bring to the session: 1. wear athletic shorts and shirts that are tighter fitting to the body. Loose clothing in a rowing boat can cause a hand or finger to catch the loose fabric during the rowing stroke. 2. Hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle. 3. Water shoes, boats are launched by stepping in the water 4. Note, there are bathrooms at the Palm Harbor Golf Shop/Green Lion 5. You will need to sign a PCRC Risk Acknowledgement Waiver before you can start the trial. Form attached to the class link. Slots for this trial are limited so it may be a number of weeks before you can schedule this trial. You will come away at the end of the session with an appreciation for the rowing stroke, the balance and movement of a boat in the water and seeing the canals and waterways of the Intracoastal Waterway. You will meet other members of the PCRC and this session will give you an opportunity to decide if you would like to continue and learn more about rowing and joining the PCRC. PLEASE NOTE: We encourage anyone that does this trial or is interested in rowing to take a Learn-to-Row (LTR) course sometime in the future as you will be more fully trained and better suited for advancing in rowing than just trying a trial session.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Participants can cancel anytime up to 3 hours ahead of the first class session.

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