Interested in learning to row with VBC?
We offer several sessions over the spring and summer months that typically begin in May. Each session is generally 3-4 weeks long and consists of 90-minute classes. Sessions fill up quickly, so advanced registration is highly recommended! To advance register, go to the SIGN UP
The Learn-to-Row program focuses on sweep rowing. For more information, see our SWEEP vs SCULLING
Rowers will learn proper blade technique, body position, and teamwork to enjoy the thrill, power, and speed of rowing. Depending on availability, the course will culminate in novice racing at a local/regional regatta.
VBC is a master's rowing club, primarily for rowers age 21 and over, although, we do accept members as young as 18. Youth rowing for high school age athletes is currently offered by James River High School and the River City Crew.
Graduates from the sweep program will be eligible to join VBC at a discounted rate, and there are Intermediate programs for those rowers who complete the introductory session.
Lessons are taught at the Downtown Boathouse at Rockett's Landing.