Learn to Row/Scull at BIAC

Level 1: Learn to Scull

In this sculling intro program, rowers will kick off their enjoyment of a new sport in a friendly and supportive small-group environment. Sculling is a wonderful form of low-impact exercise and these sessions offer an exceptional opportunity for adults (18 and older) of all abilities to experience rowing in the waters surrounding Bair Island.

Learn to Scull is a "Level 1" introductory program that teaches sculling basics in six 2-hour sessions of coached training over two weeks. You will learn how to row in stable training singles (1x), including technique fundamentals, rowing terminology, safety practices, traffic patterns on our waterway, and navigating a 1x.

After completing two weeks (12 hours) of instruction, most participants have the skills and confidence to row safely on their own or with rowing buddies, outside of a class, or interest in joining a team or Level 2 class.

What is sculling?

In sculling, rowers have two oars each, enabling them to row in a boat by themselves (in a single or 1x). Scullers also row with one other person (in a double or 2x), or with three other people (in a quad or 4x). Sculling in a single is ideal for people who want to train on their own schedule.

Our classes for Summer 2022 Have Concluded

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2022 Learn to Scull Schedule

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Classes have a minimum of 3 registrants and a maximum of 6 registrants.

Due to low tides, different sessions are on different days of the week.
Be sure to double check the full schedule of the session before booking.

 Session Dates Times
April 4-16
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
April 18-29
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
May 2-13
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
May 23-28
M-F morning from 7:30-9:30am and Sat. 8:30-10:30am
June 6-11
M-F morning from 7:30-9:30am and Sat. 8:30-10:30am
June 19-24
Sun. 8:30-10:30am and M-F morning from 7:30-9:30am
July 18-23
M-F morning from 7:30-9:30am and Sat. 8:30-10:30am
Aug. 1-4 & 8-9
M-Th mornings from 7:30-9:30am and
Mon&Tue morning from 7:30-9:30a
Aug. 15-18 & 22-23
M-Th mornings from 7:30-9:30am and
Mon&Tue morning from 7:30-9:30a
 10 Aug. 15-18 & 22-23

M-Th mornings from 9:45-11:45am and
Mon&Tue morning from 9:45-11:45am

11 Aug. 29-Sept. 1 & Sept. 5-6
M-Th mornings from 7:30-9:30am and
Mon&Tue morning from 7:30-9:30a

Details on 2022 Learn to Scull sessions:

  • All sessions are held on site at Bair Island Aquatic Center.
  • Participants/registrants must be at least 18 years old. 
  • NO EXPERIENCED SCULLERS, PLEASE. These programs begin with the basics.
  • Cost for Learn to Scull is $350 and includes six 2-hour sessions of coached training followed by two weeks of BIAC membership and use of club boats. Your trial membership includes opportunities to participate in other BIAC classes and coached/supervised rowing.
  • The trial membership is based on the Learn to Scull session you take. It cannot be accrued by taking multiple classes. We hope after the trial you will enjoy our sport and facility and want to join.
  • Completing a Learn to Scull session offers you the opportunity to get certified in a single (1x) and continue sculling during your trial membership.
  • After your trial membership ends, you will need to join BIAC to continue using our facility. Learn more about membership here.
  • Everyone who successfully completes a Learn to Scull session is invited to join the Novice Masters Team.
  • No prior rowing or water sport experience is needed. Learn to love sculling!
  • When you register you will receive additional details on what to wear and bring with you to your Learn to Scull session


Email our Director of Operations: ops@gobair.org

Fine Print (Refund Policy)

We offer a full refund up to one week before your session starts. We will refund 75% of your registration cost if you must cancel within a week of your session. No refunds are offered after the first day of class, although if necessary we will make every effort to reschedule you in a later session.

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