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The Virginia Boat Club offers novice rowing programs for the general public as well as advance training for VBC members only. The events below are our current program offerings.

Advanced training programs include our Competitive and Winter Training programs. These are available to members only. (Login is required to register.)

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, February 22, 2015
    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • Rocketts Landing and Robious Landing Park
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    Mailing List for VBC Events and Programs!

     

    Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Boat Club.

    Register today to be included on our mailing list for announcements of future Learn-to-Row classes, events, and programs.

    Program schedules (such as Learn-to-Row) are finalized in late winter.  By signing up on the mailing list, you will be contacted when events are posted and program registration is available.

    Click the Registration button and complete the information requested. We will keep you informed and updated regarding all activities.

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    • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    • Sunday, November 04, 2018
    • Downtown Boathouse, 4708 Old Main St., Richmond, VA
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    Downtown Masters Competitive Program

    If you have a desire to attend more practices, race in competitive boats, and improve your power and speed overall, this is the program for you. This team will have a more intense atmosphere during practice; focusing mostly on racing skills.  We encourage all members of VBC in good standing with the program to try out. Tryouts will require experience, a signed contract demonstrating commitment to the Competitive Team, and Coach’s approval.

    Regularly scheduled practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:45 pm and Saturday mornings at 7:45 at the downtown boathouse. Boats will launch on the hour.  Rowers should always show up regardless of weather conditions unless otherwise notified.  If weather or water conditions are prohibitive, team members will have indoor training and fitness activities.  

    Participants are expected to sign up by 5 pm each Sunday for the following week on the google drive document.

    The annual program fee is $165. This program is open to both men and women VBC members and subject to coaches approval.


    • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    • Sunday, November 04, 2018
    • Downtown Boathouse, 4708 Old Main St., Richmond, VA
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    Downtown Masters Recreational Program


    This recreational program is open to all VBC members that have completed the VBC Learn-to-Row program or have previous rowing experience.

    Regularly scheduled practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:45 PM and Saturday mornings at 7:45 AM at the downtown boathouse.  Boats are expected to launch on the hour.  Rowers should always show up regardless of weather conditions unless otherwise notified.  If weather or water conditions are prohibitive, team members will have indoor training and fitness activities such as erging and circuit training.

    Participants are expected to sign up by 5 pm each Sunday for the following week on the google drive document.

    The annual program fee is $165.  This program is open to both men and women VBC Members in good standing who have completed a VBC LTR program or have previous rowing experience. 
    • Saturday, April 07, 2018
    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • Robious Landing Park
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    Robious Landing Sweep Rowing Program

    The Robious Landing Sweep Rowing Program is open to all VBC members who have completed the VBC Learn-to-Row program or who have previous rowing experience.

    Regularly scheduled practices are Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM and Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM at Robious Landing.

    Annual program fee is $100.  
    • Monday, April 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Robious Landing Park - 3800 James River Rd, Midlothian, VA
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    2018 Learn-To-Row Spring Session Robious

    Coach: Hank Holswade

    The Virginia Boat Club's Learn-To-Row program teaches adults how to sweep row in a rowing shell (4 or 8 person boats with a coxswain).  The program consists of twelve classes, approximately 90-minute each.

    In the class students will learn proper rowing technique. Students will learn parts of the stroke, blade technique as well as rowing terminology and boat safety.  

    For each class bring water to stay hydrated.  Form fitting clothing is best, as baggy clothing can get caught in the sliding seat as you row.  You will also need athletic shoes and sports socks.

    The twelve classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM and on Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM beginning Monday April 30th.  There will be no class on May 26th and May 28th for the Memorial Day weekend.

    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • Rocketts Landing OR Robious Landing Park
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    2018 Learn to Scull
     

    Five individual sculling lessons with an experienced instructor - times and days to be determined with the instructor.


    • Saturday, June 16, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Downtown Boathouse - 4708 Old Main Street, Richmond, VA 23231
    • 17
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    2018 Learn-To-Row Summer Session Rocketts

    Coaches - Bailey Hughes and Grayson Junker

    The Virginia Boat Club's Learn-To-Row program teaches adults how to sweep row in a rowing shell (4 or 8 person boats with a coxswain).  The program consists of 12 classes, approximately 90-minute each.

    In the class students will learn proper rowing technique both on indoor rowing machines and on the water. Students will learn parts of the stroke, blade technique as well as rowing terminology and boat safety.  In the event of rain, classes will be held indoors. 

    For each class bring water to stay hydrated.  Form fitting clothing is best, as baggy clothing can get caught in the sliding seat as you row.  You will also need athletic shoes and sports socks.

    The twelve classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM and on Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM beginning Saturday June 16th.  There will be no class on July 2nd or July 4th. 

    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Rocketts Landing - 4708 Old Main Street Richmond, Virginia
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    VBC/RCR SUMMER ROWING CAMP - Week 1

    Virginia Boat Club (VBC) and Richmond Community Rowing (RCR) are hosting two 6 day junior rowing camps to help high school athletes develop their technique and improve their training habits so they can return to school as better equipped rowers and athletes. The camp is a developmental program for rowers with at least one season of rowing experience.  

    Camps are coached by seasoned local college rowing coaches.  Athletes will receive a complementary camp t-shirt and personal developmental feedback and written constructive evaluations to help them jump start their fall rowing seasons. 

    Program fee is $150 per week.

    Practice Times:

    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Monday - Friday
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Saturday


     

     

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Rocketts Landing - 4708 Old Main Street Richmond, Virginia
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    VBC/RCR SUMMER ROWING CAMP - Week 2

    Virginia Boat Club (VBC) and Richmond Community Rowing (RCR) are hosting two 6 day junior rowing camps to help high school athletes develop their technique and improve their training habits so they can return to school as better equipped rowers and athletes. The camp is a developmental program for rowers with at least one season of rowing experience.  

    Camps are coached by seasoned local college rowing coaches.  Athletes will receive a complementary camp t-shirt and personal developmental feedback and written constructive evaluations to help them jump start their fall rowing seasons. 

    Program fee is $150 per week.

    Practice Times:

    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday - Friday
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Saturday


     

     

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