As Covid-19 restrictions ease, Greater Lawrence Rowing is pleased to announce the introduction of our Adult Learn-To-Scull Program. This class takes advantage of the beautifully still conditions of late summer mornings and is designed specifically for adults who have always wanted to try sculling – the ultimate social distancing exercise! Instruction will commence in your own dedicated training single scull (which is about as wide and long as a large canoe – i.e. very stable) and as your experience & skills progress over the eight classes, you may find yourself ready to step up to a recreational single scull.
This is a unique way to start the day and fantastic for couples or friends who are looking for a shared experience conducted under strict Covid health & safety protocols. Masks are worn up until launching from the Boathouse dock, but from the moment you push off and are out gliding across the expansive river – masks come off and you are free to enjoy your adventure breathing freely.
Classes are run Saturday & Sunday mornings on our uncrowded stretch of the Merrimack River, from 7:00-9:00am (Early Morning Class – only 1 place remaining) or 9:30-11:30am (NEW Mid Morning Class) and are offered in 4-week sessions, with Session 1 commencing on Saturday August 15th.
Session 2 will be our early Fall class that commences on September 12th.
Session fees are $180 for 8 classes and are fully inclusive of all coaching, equipment, membership & facilities costs. That’s under $12 per hour – everything included!
All rowers from Junior right through to Masters are required to complete and sign a Covid Waiver form (downloadable here) and a GLR general rowing waiver (downloadable here). All oars, boats and equipment are sanitized after every session. Full Boathouse Covid Safety Protocols can be viewed here.
Registration is now open through Regatta Central with class size restricted to just 7 participants per 4-week session.
For further information or if you have any questions, please email GLR’s Rowing Director & Head Coach, Mitch McManus.
For experienced rowers, the GLR Competitive Masters Program will also run in the Fall . Please email GLR Head Masters Coach, Dr. Larry Bourdeau for further details.