Want to learn to row?! We've got a course for you

Rowing is great and we think you would love it too. Come and join our lovely community in Greenwich, and learn a new sport. Globe Rowing club accommodates people with all levels of fitness and experience.

Our Learn2Row course takes place at weekends in the spring & summer. It is aimed at complete beginners and people with a small amount of rowing experience. Training is a mix of tank sessions, indoor rowing machine or 'ergo' sessions, rowing on the River Thames at Greenwich, and rowing at the Royal Docks. Many of our current Senior Squad members came to Globe via our Learn2Row courses, and are now vying for seats in the top racing boats. Here are some details on the next course for those interested in learning to row:

Learn to row starting date
7th April 2018


10 weeks

Session times
Saturday 9:30 - 12:00
Sunday 9:30 - 12:00

Any questions or to register your interest, please contact:

Former Learn to Row graduates
A few Globe Members who came to our club via the Learn to Row course share comments on their experiences below.

Jess Strangward joined Globe via the Learn to Row course in 2016, and progressed quickly through the development & senior squads to win a seat in the Women's 1st VIII at the Women's Head of the River Race in 2018.
Globe’s Learn to Row course as well as being loads of fun gave you a clear insight into what becoming a rower entails. It had a great mix of land (you’ll never look at a rowing machine in the same way again!) and water outings. It was so exciting to be rowing on the Thames with historic and modern London on either side. You got to meet people in the club who supported the course who were always friendly and helpful. We finished with a mini regatta and that’s when I was hooked!"

Paul Doherty, resident Globe Laureate, provided us with this little ditty regarding his decision to learn to row!
Family growing, turned to rowing, to keep the pounds away
Technique intense, support immense,
Thames-shoreline sunrise prize.
Dawn ebb or flow, Globe members row
From boathouse, dock, or quay
Boats racked away, remains the day
Get fit, compete, row Globe!