The Club usually runs 2 courses each year from our club house on Chambers Island.

Our Learn-to-Row program provides the fundamentals of how to row competently and safely. The program follows guidelines set by Rowing Queensland and the lessons are conducted voluntarily by experienced club members.

We hope that you would wish to continue rowing on conclusion of the course and if so, you may join our Club for an 8 week transitional period to improve on technique and intergrate into the club.

Challenge yourself and get fit with us on the Beautiful Maroochy River


Where: Chambers Island, Maroochydore on the Maroochy River. Take the footbridge across to the island at the traffic lights on Bradman Avenue near Swan Boat Hire.

Time: We ask attendees to be at the club by 7.00 am to permit orderly planning of the sessions. We normally spend over an hour on the water, followed by boat cleaning with conclusion by around 9.00 am.

How many sessions? The fee is for a series of 4 sessions that runs on consecutive Saturdays. Note: We regret that sessions missed cannot normally be made up.

Numbers limit: There is a 8 person limit to the program to ensure proper attention from our volunteer coaches.

Transition: On joining the club there will be a 8 week transition period twice per week (weekday and Saturday) building on technique and rowing fitness. This is also the opportunity to meet other members and become involved with like minded crews.

Fee: $250, including Rowing Queensland Insurance levy, payable before the first session. There can be no participation without payment.

Payment: An invoice will be emailed with the amount and payment details upon your enrolment for Learn to Row.

Contact: LearnToRow@sunshinecoastrowing.com.au for more information and the next course commencement date.

What to bring: Sunscreen (required even on cloudy days) and a water bottle.

Clothing: Loose clothing may get caught in the equipment so only close-fitting items should be worn but not so tight as to restrict movement. A cap or hat is compulsory for sun protection & controlling wind-blown hair. Slip-off footwear is desirable for launching boats. Socks must be worn when rowing.

Safety Conditions: Applicants must understand that there are inherent dangers in any water sport so the following conditions apply:

  • Participants must satisfy themselves that they do not suffer from or do not contract any medical condition which would preclude them from undertaking this activity.
  • Participants must be able to swim 100m when dressed in rowing clothes.

Facilities: The club has access to changing rooms & toilets.

Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program

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