Shoreham Rowing club are excited to announce our 2016 Open Day!

13/09/16 – UPDATE: We have a few spaces left in the Row to Race event – owing to some late drop outs.
Therefore we’re opening this up to individuals (we’ll add you to a crew on the day). Contact us ASAP if you’d like to join in.
Otherwise please do come along and Try-a-Row or Race-an-Erg on the day we’d love to meet you.

Event Info:

This is your chance to try out rowing, and is the perfect taster experience for all budding rowers. There are 3 ways to get involved:

2016 Events:

1. Row to Race!

BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Enter a crew of four adults (over 16s only) who have never rowed before. We will provide qualified coaches to teach you as much as we can in two 1 hour sessions on the water  as well as time on the indoor rowing machines over the course of the day. We’ll then get you racing for the prestigious title of Shoreham Rowing Club Open Day Champions 2016. £15.00 per person to enter. What’s more, the winners gain entry into the Open Day Cup race where you’ll  pit yourselves against 2 experienced crews from Shoreham Rowing Club!

You don’t need a desire to be the next Steve Redgrave or Katherine Grainger, or even a desire to take up rowing to enjoy this fun day. You just need to be fit, up for a laugh and keen, we’ll do the rest.

Please note – we only have 6 slots available for crews – so it’s first come first served.

2. Try a Row!

– FROM 10am – Simply come along and sign up on the day and we’ll (numbers dependent) drop you into a boat with some experienced rowers and a coach and you’ll get some time to see if you might like rowing. Free! (small donation to the club encouraged!)

3. Race an Erg!

– FROM 10am Come along and sign up to our rowing machine competition. A 250m sprint race on an indoor rowing machine (Ergometer – its real name) in which you’ll have the chance to see how you compare to the best we have to offer at Shoreham in 5 categories: Open Male, Open Female, Junior Males and Junior Female (under 16) and Mixed Under-14s.

Open Day Itinerary:

8.30 – Arrive at the Club

8.30 – 9.00am – Crew registration (Row to Race crews only)

9.15am – Safety briefing (Row to Race crews only)

Row to Race: 

9.30am – 2pm – Row to Race – Crews will be split into groups for instruction and training. Swapping between boat knowledge, the rowing stroke on a machine and then some time in a boat on the water

2.00pm – Row to Race – Racing!

4.00pm – Prize Giving for 1st and 2nd place crews will be given out.

Try a Row/Race an Erg

10.00am – 4.:00pm –  Try a Row and Race an Erg – running all day

4.00pm – Prize giving for Race an Erg

All day:

BBQ and lunch – a BBQ and some sandwiches will be on sale

Bar will remain open until 5pm


Download your application form here: 

Row to Race – SRC Fun regatta entry form 2016

Race Day info download: Open Day – Info and Kit List

Risk Assesment – Shoreham-open-day-2016-risk-assesment

Method Statement – Shoreham-open-day-2016-method-statement

E-mail contact for entries and further information:

Thomas Faith