L2R crews race under the bridges at Elizabeth Quay on their last lesson

The best time to learn to row is at the start of our season in March.  Every year we welcome new members who have never rowed before and teach them how to row.

We also run occasional courses for those who just want to give rowing a go, or perhaps rowed in the distant past and want to get back into it gently.   

These courses tend to run June-September.

They typically run over 5 Sundays and cost $195 (+ credit handling fees) per person.  You need to be over 16 years of age and be able to swim 100m.

You also need to be able to lift a boat overhead (as part of a crew) and your body needs to be flexible enough to compress up during the stroke.  It’s a good idea to do some stretching before and after every session.  Aerobic fitness (or lack of it) is not an issue for the beginner course.

We reserve the right to assess and refuse applicants for the sake of their own safety and welfare, and that of others.

Details of future courses will be found here.


Yes, there really are dolphins.

Two dolphins in front of the city of Perth on a foggy day

Photo Credit: Andrew O’Connor ABC News