Novice Rowers Take To The Water

PUBLISHED: 16:56 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

Some of the pupils taking part in 'learn to row'

Some of the pupils taking part in 'learn to row'

EIGHT intrepid would-be rowers braved icy conditions, rain and wind during their first two Learn to Row sessions at the Isle of Ely Rowing Club this week. The ten week course, backed by the Amateur Rowing Association (ARA), is being provided by Ely club

EIGHT intrepid would-be rowers braved icy conditions, rain and wind during their first two 'Learn to Row' sessions at the Isle of Ely Rowing Club this week.

The ten week course, backed by the Amateur Rowing Association (ARA), is being provided by Ely club coaches Teresa Aslett, Richard Maxey, Jo Cotrove, Ella Rands and Andrew Turton.

The eight aspiring trainees spend one and a half hours each Saturday morning at the Rowing Club, dividing their time between instruction on land and on the river Ouse

When on land the pupils receive instruction on how to use the rowing equipment and have their first taste of rowing on 'ergo' machines. On the river they receive practical tuition in novice training boats called 'Viruses'.

After completing the ten week course, members will be able to decide whether rowing is the sport for them, or just an interesting adventure with those who decide they like rowing getting the chance to join the Isle of Ely club as a full member.

If you'd like to find out about learning to row please contact Catherine Murray at the Isle of Ely club at catherine@scottbradbury.co.uk.

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