Learn to Row

Thanks for a great year! Classes have ended for 2017.

Sign up here to be notified when the 2018 schedule is posted / when registration for 2018 opens.

(For reference, The 2017 class schedule is listed below and is also available as a PDF)

If you have questions, email the Class Registrar

All classes meet at the Portland Boathouse, 1515 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97202. Find Station L in Bay #2 on the river-side (west side) of the building.

Refund Policy–Station L class sizes are balanced carefully to ensure an appropriate number of participants in each session.  If you cancel your registration 5 or more days before class begins, you will receive a full refund.  If you cancel 4 or fewer days before class begins, you will receive a full refund IF we can replace you with someone from our waitlist.  If not, you will be given credit for a future class.  After the first class meeting, no refunds are available.

Note: Station L classes are for adults only.  Youth (under 18 years of age) should check out Rose City Rowing Club, which is in the bay next to ours and has learn to row classes throughout the year.

Rowing on beautiful Willamette River

Rowing on the beautiful Willamette River

Level 1 Sweep classes are designed for the beginning rower. Classes emphasize safety, rowing technique and individual fitness. Special equipment is not required. Class members learn to row in eight person shells. Level 1—all classes are $170/session (one session = 10 lessons) unless noted with a class size of eight to twelve.

Register for a Level 1 class

Level 2 Sweep classes are designed for graduates of Level 1 or for rowers with some previous rowing experience. Level 2—all classes are $180/session (one session = 15 lessons) unless noted.  Rowing technique, fitness and an introduction to competition are included in this class. Some rowers will take Level 2 for more than one session to hone their skills.

Level 2 classes meet for ten weekdays classes with five bonus lessons. These extra days of class convene on Saturday mornings from 9am-11am. Some class members might have to miss a Saturday or two during the course of the session, but we know that the added rowing time at minimal additional cost will pay off for everyone. Graduates of Level 2 are eligible for a discounted club membership rate for the remainder of the season in which they learn to rowa.

Register for a Level 2 class

Once you sign up for a class you will receive a confirmation email. Within a week of the beginning of class, you will receive a reminder email from the registrar with additional details. No experience or special equipment is required – just bring typical workout clothes. If you have questions about classes, email the Class Registrar.

A declaration of swimming ability form and a “Basic” USRowing membership ($10/year) are required to participate in Station L learn to row classes.  The form, USRowing membership instructions are available here.

Rowers with more than a year of recent rowing experience should check the Membership section of this site and contact the membership coordinator about taking part in a guest row or becoming a member.

Instructors for our classes include Spencer Kroll, Ralf Genske, Peter Edwards, Kelsey Paden, Dana Ham, Leslie Walker, Kassondra “Kass” Schueman, Sarah Deal, and Kevin Mulvaney.

© 2017 Station L Rowing Club