General information


Booking your place

Spaces on each course will be run on a first come first served basis. We recommend that you respond as soon as possible to ensure you get a slot. We have a strict coach to rower ration to ensure that everyone gets full attention. You will need to confirm your attendance prior to the session by completing and returning the course form to be downloaded from the website. Payment must be received prior to session.


Getting the most out of your bootcamp

We strongly recommend that you arrive early for your sessions so that you get the most out of your bootcamp.

It is recommended that you do not bring any valuable items e.g. phones with you in the boat in case they get wet. The right clothing for rowing is soft, stretchy, breathable, and fairly close-fitting. Avoid baggy clothing that can get caught in the slides (the track that your seat rolls on). Layering is important so as not to get too hot or too cold. We recommend you bring a set of dry clothes to change into, sun cream and a water bottle.

We coach the British rowing technique:
http://www.britishrowing.org/upload/files/CoachingTraining/PerfectStrokePoster.pdf

Joining British Rowing


If you are not already member of a rowing club we recommend that you join British Rowing with a basic none-racing membership. This costs £26 per year which includes comprehensive insurance. 

Join British Rowing here:

More about the insurance British Rowing membership provides


Useful documents:

We will brief you at bootcamp about where and how to navigate, depending on the purpose of your session and your experience and skill level.

Our briefings will be based on the following documents / information sites:

River Cam access points - (safety documents section) http://www.cra-online.net/info/access_points.pdf
Events on the Cam (fishing matches/races etc) http://www.camconservators.co.uk/events_all.asp
Navigation rules for the river Cam http://www.cra-online.net/info/weekend.htm