Learn to Row/Scull at BIAC

Level 1: Learn to Scull (Flat Water)

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.

2021 Learn to Scull Schedule

Click a date below to see full event details and register.

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


 Session Dates Times
1 - FULL May 31- June 11 MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
2 - FULL June 14-25
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
3 - FULL June 28-July 9
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
4 - FULL July 12-23
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
5 - FULL August 2-13
MWF mornings from 7:30-9:30am
6 - FULLJune 1-12TThS mornings from 7:30-9:30am
7 - FULLJune 15-26TThS mornings from 7:30-9:30am
8 - FULLJune 29-July 10TThS mornings from 7:30-9:30am
9 - FULLJuly 13-24 TThS mornings from 7:30-9:30am
10 - FULLJuly 27-August 7TThS mornings from 7:30-9:30am
11 - FULLAugust 10-21 TThS mornings from 7:30-9:30am


Details on 2021 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 $300 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.
  • 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.

Level 1: Learn to Scull, Afternoons (Open Water & Coastal emphasis)

Come learn Coastal Rowing at Bair Island Aquatic Center! This series will introduce you to the rowing stroke, boat handling, and how to be safe getting out on the water in singles and group boats. You will also be introduced to the discipline of coastal rowing and learn some of the basic skills for rowing in rough water. Students will take a flip test and be offered the opportunity to get certified to use open water singles. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

This class is geared to those with little or no rowing experience. Rowing is a full body workout that gets participants out on the water and trying a new sport. No prior water sport experience is needed.

A detailed email with what to wear, what to bring, and a class outline will be sent to registrants before the first session.


L1 Learn to Scull, Afternoons – Class Schedule

Each session includes six 2-hour sessions. Classes have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 registrants. Cost is $300.


 Session Dates Times
1 - FULL June 7-18 MWF Evenings 5:15-7:15pm
2 - FULL July 12-23 MWF Evenings 5:15-7:15pm

3 - FULL

August 9-20
MWF Evenings 5:15-7:15pm

This is an entry-level class. Participants should have no previous rowing experience.

Level 1: Intro to Rowing, Weekend Clinic

Want to learn the basics of rowing and get a quick intro to the sport? Take our introductory course at Bair Island Aquatic Center! This weekend clinic will introduce you to the rowing stroke, boat handling, and how to be safe getting out on the water in small boats. This fast-paced introduction to rowing will need to be followed by Learn to Row classes or additional coached rowing opportunities before students may take out boats unsupervised. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

This class is geared to those with little or no rowing experience. Rowing is a full body workout and a chance to get out on the water and try a new sport. No prior water sport experience is needed.


L1 Intro to Rowing, Weekend Clinic – Class Schedule

Each session includes two 3-hour sessions. Classes have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 registrants. Cost is $150.


 Session Dates Times
1 - FULL June 19-20 Sa/Su 9am-Noon
2 - FULL July 17-18
Sa/Su 9am-Noon
3 - FULL August 7-8
Sa/Su 9am-Noon

This is an entry-level class. No previous rowing experience is preferred.



Ready for Next Level Sculling?  

Just finished Learn to Scull and ready to build on your skills with more coached sessions? Looking for more practice opportunities and rowing mates? 


Questions?

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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