Beginner Rowing and Sculling Programs

BIAC offers the following programs to teach the basics of sweep rowing and sculling.

Masters (Adult) Learn to Row

Sweep Rowing at BIACThese two-day sessions are held throughout the spring and summer over the course of one weekend. Participants learn proper rowing form first on rowing machines (ergometers) and then in boats. Rowers practice sweep rowing in 8-person shells, as well as boat handling and safety, and boat carrying and launching. Included in the cost of the sessions is a three-month BIAC membership and use of BIAC equipment, and one month of coaching on the Novice crew team.

The BIAC 2017 Learn to Row flyer and schedule are now available here

Questions? Email or call (650) 503-3261.

To enroll in a Masters Learn to Row session, go to our Calendar, select the session, and complete the registration process.

 Looking for juniors (youth) rowing?
Check out this page. If interested, email Jenifer!
Contact:, 650-665-1610
Have a look at our Rowing Basics, a guide to coxswain commands, common terms, parts of the boat, and more.

Learn to Scull at BIACMasters (Adult) Learn to Scull 

These private and small-group sessions are offered during warm weather, usually on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Participants learn sculling in a single-person shell, as well as boat handling and safety, boat carrying and launching, and proper sculling technique. Included in the cost is a month of up to eight lessons and, after a participant earns certification, a one-month BIAC trial membership with use of BIAC shells. Email to express your interest or ask questions:

Click here to view the BIAC Sculling Manual, written by our former coach, Mike Sullivan.

To enroll in the program, complete the Learn to Scull Application.

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