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Now Offering Adult Rowing!

You asked and we are delivering!

We are now offering an adult indoor rowing fitness class (RowingFit) and an adult sculling learn-to-row program. Both programs are intended as an introductory experience into rowing and erging and will be tailored to the experience level of participants in each session.

Please note, these programs do not include recreational rowing, boat rental, or racing. For these opportunities, we encourage you to speak to our friends at Wilmington Rowing Center.

Wilmington Rowing Center

Click here for information about recreational rowing, racing, and boat rental through Wilmington Rowing Center.

Masters Learn-to-Row

The Masters Learn-to-Row program is available to anyone over 18 years interested in learning to row for the first time. Participants will spend the first 1 or 2 sessions learning basic rowing technique on the rowing machines, called ergometers. The rest of the session will be spent on the water learning to scull (rowing with 2 oars). Participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to steer a boat from the bow seat in boats without coxswains.


Session 1 
May 18, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Monday & Wednesday, 6:00am - 8:00am
Saturday, 8:00am - 10:30am
(Additional sessions dependent on interest)


Cost - $250



What to Wear:
Leggings or close-fitting shorts
A close fitting athletic top (Quick-dry fabric is best)
Sneakers that can get dirty / damp
A hat or visor

What to Bring:
Reusable Water Bottle - to bring in the boat; disposable water bottles are not big enough!
Extra Pair of Socks - your socks will probably get wet
Rain Jacket - we will practice rain or shine
Snack for After Practice
Towel- The boats are heavy and carrying them on your shoulders can be uncomfortable. If you experience this, placing a towel between your shoulder and the boat may help. 

**If you bring a metal water bottle, please cover it in a sock so it does not damage the boat.**


Learn for Free!

We will need 1 coxswain to help out with each session. Each coxswain who participates in the entire program will receive a $50 gift card and free admission for 1 adult into the program.

Email us at if your athlete is interested in coxing this program.


RowingFit is our new adult erg fitness class! Each session will consist of a warm-up, a short lesson on the rowing machines (called ergometers), and a 30-minute interval workout. Learn how to get the most out of the ergometers at your local gym, add some cross-training into your fitness plan, or kick off your activity goals for 2020.

There will be multiple RowingFit 4-week sessions throughout the year. Treat your registration like a gym membership by attending as many or as few classes as you're able.


Class Times
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cost - $130 / 4-week session


W20 Session
Monday, January 27, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 2020
*Prorating available for this session.*

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Newport Rowing Club
301 Harvey Drive, Suite 8
Newport, DE 19804