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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
    • Friday, December 29, 2017
    • Rocketts Landing and Robious Landing Park

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    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, March 28, 2017
    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • Rocketts Landing OR Robious Landing Park
    • 3
    2017 Learn to Scull
     

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


    • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • Robious Landing Park

    Robious Landing Novice Sweep Program

    The Robious Landing Novice Sweep 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 Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:45 PM and Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM at Robious Landing.  Rowers should always show up regardless of weather conditions unless otherwise notified.  


    The annual program fee is $100.  
    • Monday, April 03, 2017
    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • Downtown Boathouse, 4708 Old Main St., Richmond, VA

    Downtown Masters Recreational Program

    Coach: Emily Chadwell

    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 Monday and Wednesday 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 $155.  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. 
    • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    • Downtown Boathouse, 4708 Old Main St., Richmond, VA

    Downtown Masters Competitive Program

    Coach: Emily Chadwell

    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 $155. This program is open to both men and women VBC members and subject to coaches approval.


    • Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Downtown Boathouse - 4708 Old Main Street, Richmond, VA 23231
    • 18
    Registration is closed

    2018 Learn-To-Row Spring Session Rockett's

    Coach: TBD

    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 13 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 March 31, 2018. 

Virginia Boat Club    |    P.O. Box 8468    |    Richmond, Virginia 23226
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