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Rowing at BSC

Bosham Sailing Club offers multiple ways for members to get on the water and row, whether you're a regular rower or a complete novice - for those seeking more gentle rows to those wanting something altogether more challenging. Rowing is a fantastic sport and a brilliant way to get out on the water all year round. Currently rowing sessions bookable via the website are on Valiant our St Ayles Skiff.

How to get rowing at BSC?

First, if you're not already, get in touch with Laura, our class captain so you can be added to the Paddlesports email list and WhatsApp group. paddlesports@boshamsailingclub.com

Coxed sessions

These are sessions that will be coxed by members and bookable on the website calendar. These sessions will be varied depending on the cox's style and experience; some may steer and leave the crew to sort themselves out, others may do drills and mix things up a bit. These are informal rowing sessions and a great way to meet people at BSC and see what rowing is about. These sessions are open to all members. They are free during the week (when there is not boat hire) and £5 per seat at the weekend to cover the boat hire fee. We are always on the hunt for more people to cox so we can run more sessions. If you've fancied rowing but you're worried about injuries or fitness, coxing is a perfect way to get afloat and enjoy some time on the water. We will be running coxing courses from time to time so keep an eye out in the newsletter and do get in touch if you can't wait until then!

Coached sessions

These sessions are entirely different to the coxed sessions in that they are coached. We are lucky to have Peter Haining MBE (Olympic and Commonwealth Games rower) and his family as members and Peter runs our coached sessions. Currently there are two types of session that members can book onto:

  • 1)Technique Session: These are open rowing sessions for all members of all rowing abilities. The session focuses on the technique of rowing and will feature a variety of drills and feedback to improve rowing efficiently and performance. Between drills there will be rest periods. These are great sessions to improve your technique and get some feedback on your own rowing.
  • 2)Sport Rowing Session: These open sport rowing sessions are open to all members but targeted to more serious rowers or those looking for more of a workout. The session could be anything from sprint intervals to endurance rows. Be ready to work as a crew. This session has fewer breaks than the technique session and will be physically more taxing, but you'll feel great for it.

All coached sessions are bookable on the website calendar, costing £7.50 per rower. Weekend coached sessions when they are on, will also incur the boat hire fee.


Self-lead Rowing

Exactly what is says on the tin. You take responsibility for finding your crew and go for a row. A little paddle to Deep End and pick up a buoy for a refreshment stop, or maybe a long row to East Head or Dell Quay? You need to book your boat, get your crew, cover all your safety checks and have some fun. All club boats are free during the week (except bank holidays) with a fee for weekend use. Click on the How to Book page for more information and detail on the small print or click here to book a boat now.

Other coaching sessions

If you have a crew, or perhaps you fancy a one to one on Nimrod, you can also have coaching from Peter. Please get in touch with the Class Captain who will put you in touch. All sessions will be billed and payable through Bosham Sailing Club.

If you have any questions or are unsure what is best for you - drop Laura an email.

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Last updated 16:25 on 16 February 2022

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