What happens if I cannot attend all of the Learn to Row sessions?
Our courses adopt a progressive learning approach therefore we do strongly advise that all of the sessions are attended during a Learn to Row course. If you are not able to attend then we require advance warning so that our coaches are able to plan crews accordingly for each session. Unfortunately we are not able to provide refunds for any sessions missed.
What happens if there are bad weather or tidal conditions on the day I am due to go rowing?
If you are due to attend a coached session at the club then where possible we will email or phone you in advance of your lesson time to cancel the session if the coach decides that the conditions are not suitable for an outing. Cancelled sessions due to bad weather conditions will either be rescheduled or an indoor session will take place, this is a decision that will be made by the FRBC coaching team and/or CEO.
It is the responsibility of all of our Recreational members to make their own decisions as to whether the weather conditions are safe for outings on the water as advised in the membership application process. The FRBC coaching team are of course always happy to assist when available, but as a rule of thumb: IF IN DOUBT DON’T GO OUT!
What level of experience do I need in order to join as a Recreational Member?
A prospective member should have sufficient experience to competently row and steer in a single scull or crew boat, and have a sound knowledge of the river navigation laws. Recommended experience 2+ years, including boat handling and steering experience.
How do I join as a Recreational Member?
In order to join please submit an enquiry on our membership page and we will be in touch within 24 hrs with next steps for membership, and to arrange a time to come for a tour of the club. Please be aware that we require that all prospective members to complete and pass the club’s practical and theory safety assessments before being admitted as Recreational members, in order to ensure each individuals safety on the water.
What does Junior Membership include?
Junior membership provides access to 3 coached training sessions held each week during the academic year, as well as use of all club facilities during these invigilated times. Membership also provides access to all of the club social events held for Juniors.