• Adult LTR 1
  • Adult LTR 2
  • Adult LTR 3

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

Level 1 – Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
One-day program.

— One day program
— Learn basics of sweep rowing.
— Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment.
— Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water.
— Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique.

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water.

Register through Eventbrite:

REGISTER: AUGUST 19 Learn-to-Row 1


Level 2 – Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sundays 10:30am-1:30pm.

Register through Regatta Central:


Sunday’s only (10:30am-1:30pm):

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row classes? Visit our Q&A page or contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Registration – Terms and Conditions
Please wear clothing that you can get wet or dirty, and keep in mind that form-fitting clothing, like spandex or yoga pants, are much less likely to get in the way during rowing. We row on the water in all weather, even rain. Weather exceptions include thunder and lightning or severe wind, in which case we bring the training indoors to the rowing machine. On-water classes are not rescheduled due to weather.

Since the skills you learn in rowing are cumulative, it is important that you make every effort to come to every class. Note that we do not offer make-up classes. If fewer than ten people register for a particular class, the class will be canceled and participants will be invited to attend a different session. If registrants are not available for a future class, a refund will be issued.

A service fee of $50 will apply to all other refunds granted more than two weeks prior to the start of a session. If a registrant withdraws less than two weeks before class starts and we cannot fill your spot, a refund will not be granted.