Learn To Row at Shiplake Vikings Rowing Club

We pride ourselves on welcoming new rowers of all ages, even if they have NO boating experience. As a rower, one thing that you learn early is that there is no place for embarrassment: yes, it’s a weird feeling at first, perching on top of the water, but the exhiliration is extreme, and we’ve ALL gone over sideways at some point.

In fact, it’s an important part of the training. There is no shame in not (yet) being able to row a fine boat. And the benefits are huge! How many other sports can you name that provide you with “whole body” exercise but NO impact injuries? And with all the beauties of nature too! 

Hard to believe? Come and see for yourself!