Minerva offers Club Courses throughout the spring and summer months. These consist of a 5 session rowing starter course designed to give you the basic skills and confidence around a boat. Sessions usually run on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
If this gives you a taste for rowing you can join the beginner squad which is designed to give you the ability to become a competent rowing member of the club. This will give you the freedom to decide whether to take up the sport competitively joining one of our training squads or concentrate on the sociable aspects of recreational rowing.
Cost: £110 for five sessions after which you can pay to join the club as a full member and participate in our weekly beginner sessions.
Dates will be published soon for 2019, please contact us for more information.Contact Us
This course is aimed at people who are already fit and are aiming to transfer from another sport and progress quickly. The course last 5 weeks and consists of two water-based sessions on Saturday and Sunday, and two ergometer training sessions on weekday evenings.
At the end of the 5 weeks, those who want to continue will carry on training on the same schedule. The aim will be for you to be racing within the first 12 months.
Cost: £200 for 5 weeks. Then you can join immediately after which you can pay to join the club as a full member and continue attending sessions every week.
Dates will be published soon for 2019, please contact us for more information.
Junior Learn to Row Course
We welcome juniors between 13-18 years and at all levels of fitness and you don’t need any rowing experience. On the course we’ll teach you about rowing technique on a rowing machine and then introduce you to the boats and get you out on the water pretty quickly (subject to weather and river conditions). You’ll row with different people each week and there will always be a coach and a coaching launch out on the water with you.
Parents of juniors help us run the sessions. You will be fully briefed by the junior coaching team and of course will be required to go through all the necessary checks.
The programme is currently full, to join the waiting list and for more information please contact.Contact Us
Midweek Sculling Course
This course is aimed at people who prefer to row on weekday mornings. It consists of one two-hour session one morning a week for five weeks. At the end of the course you will be able to join Minerva and continue developing your skills in supervised sculling sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
Once you have passed your competency test you will also be able to row outside of these times.
Cost: £112 for 5 sessions.
We are always looking to expand our group of trained coxes. If you are an existing club member wishing to cox, are an experienced cox or would just like to get into coxing please contact us for more details.Contact Us
Driving a launch on our stretch of river is an important part of being a member of club, allowing coaches to focus on developing crews. If you are a club member and would like to become certified to drive a launch at Minerva please get in touch.Contact Us
We run regular sessions on the erg for members, if you are interested in finding out more please get in touch.Contact Us