You should plan to arrive at the boathouse near at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start of your session. Directions to the parking is here.
If you haven’t viewed the prep materials online you might want to do that, now. This will help you understand the terminology of the sport and help you get the most of this short introduction session.
You should come prepared to have fun and to learn new things. Rowing is easy with just a few basic steps in each stroke but, like any new activity, it can be challenging to master at first. While simple, there are many things to learn all at once. The key is to relax. Rowing takes an hour to learn and a lifetime to master with lots of fun in between.
You should bring the following:
- Your covid face mask must be worn until you are on the water in a boat.
- Your completed Jean Street Shipyard waiver
- You should wear comfortable shorts and shirt that are not loose. Loose clothing, especially shorts, can get caught in the seat and oar handles.
- Socks and shoes you don’t mind getting wet – we sometimes have to wade on very high tide
- Wearing a hat and sunglasses that are not likely to fall off can be a good idea.
- You should bring water or athletic drink.
Half of your session will be on the water. Rowers don’t wear lifejackets but there are lifejackets in the boats in the very unlikely event an emergency occurs. Should you fall in the water - you would be the first in one of our Learn To Row sessions - you should stay at the boat and the coach will assist you.