2014 Fall Chevron Learn To Row:


The Royal St.John's Regatta Committee is pleased to announce that the Fall Chevron Learn to Row Program will commence this Monday, September 15, 2014 for a four week period, ending Thursday October 9. Coaching and a coxswain will be provided for the Youth Learn to Row (ages 10 - 17), while the Adult Learn to Row must provide their own coxswain. It is necessary that each crew have a team of 4 - 6 eligible rowers. 

The hours of operation will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Boats for the Adult Learn to Row will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Youth Learn to Row will have to use our online booking system to assure that a coach will be available. This booking system is specifically for coaches for Youth (10 - 17) Learn To Row Crews and can be found here.

All youth participating in the Chevron Learn to Row Program must complete the waiver and bring it to the Boathouse prior to participating. Download the waiver here.

What to Wear? 

Please wear running shoes and comfortable warm attire (better to dress warm and have to remove some layers then not being cold). 

What if it is too windy? 

For first time rowers only, the ergometers (rowing machines) can be used with some instruction provided. 

Do I need six people? 

Yes, but if you only have three or four we can accommodate this. 

How long is each session? 

Sessions will last 40 minutes. 

Who will steer the boat? 

We have hired a part-time instructor who will assist with qualified coxswains to work with the Learn to Row Program. 

-Want to learn to steer a boat? If you are interested in the safety course, please let us know by sending an email to communications@stjohnsregatta.com 

-Coxswains willing to volunteer with the Learn to Row Program, please contact communications@stjohnsregatta.com 


This historic regatta is the oldest continuing sporting event in North America. The event continues to draw in excess of 50,000 spectators each year and is a major focal point of summer activities in the St. John's area

Please note: In addition to this website, a great deal of information on the History of the Royal St. John's Regatta may be found by visiting the Government of Canada's Collections Canada website entitled "The History of the Royal St. John's Regatta Project."

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