Learn To Row - June or July Sessions


The Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association offers both June and July Learn-To-Row Programs which includes a multiple-day course designed to give you an introduction to the sport of rowing in a safe and fun environment. Since it's incorporation in 2005, the CLRA club continues to improve the program which has trained several hundred new participants. Our goal is to make each year even better than the previous year!

June - Learn to Row Program, June 15th & 17th-20th, 2019

July - Learn to Row Program, July 13th & 15th-18th, 2019

CLRA Learn-to-Row programs are designed to help transition potential members into the club with confidence in their rowing ability.  The program is open to any adult or students from 7th grade and above interested in learning more about this team sport.

On Saturday we will begin with registration at 8:30am with instruction beginning promptly at 9:00. We will include a 2 hour "dry-land" training session to learn rowing terms and safety, technique on "ergs" (rowing machines), and dock box instruction. After that we will spend about an hour and a half on the water in one of the CLRA's beautiful 4 or 8 person rowing shells. At noon, after our row, all participants and volunteers are invited to join us for a picnic lunch provided by the club.

The following week, Monday through Thursday, the program will continue each evening from 5:30 to 8pm. At the end of the 5 day course you will know basic rowing terms and safety, be able to use a rowing erg correctly, as well as comfortably row in a racing shell in the Chadakoin River and Chautauqua Lake.

This introductory program was created based on feedback from previous classes so we hope you will join us for this opportunity to learn a new sport!

 NLR Day 2008: CLRA member leads his crew of novices to the water.
NLR Day 2008: CLRA member leads his crew of novices to the water.

General Info

All Learn-to-Row events are geared toward inexperienced rowers so there is no reason to feel intimidated if you have never been in a boat before.   All entry fees will be credited to your yearly membership dues in the same calendar year should you decide to join. The course is free to CLRA members and coxswains. Students from 7th grade through undergrad college are also eligible. The course is free for HS student rowers and coxswains / steersman. HS students may join the rec / masters program for free. For details, see tab High School Summer. 

Learn-to-Row Day is your opportunity to spend some time on one of our regions most beautiful natural assets, learn an exciting new sport, and meet lots of other rowing enthusiasts.  To sign up, click the links above to register online.

Adult & College Student LTR Fee

$60 For 5 day session

HS Student LTR Fee

Free For 5 day session