Community Rowing

Community rowing in the 32-foot Cornish rowing gigs Belle Fast, Selkie and our Cornish pilot gig, Malcolm G. can be enjoyed by groups or individuals of all ability levels, ages 10 and up. Community rows, skippered by qualified coxswains are scheduled several times a day throughout the week.

At present, rows are open to members of Come Boating and are now accessed through our online sign-up system.  To become a member, click here.  Once you are a member, you will be given log-in information to sign up for rows.  If you have questions concerning our community rowing program, contact Clark Staples at rowing@comeboating.org


Here is our summer rowing schedule

Types of Rows

Community Row (Beginner)

● This is a great way to begin your passion for rowing.
● This row assumes you’ve never rowed before and focuses on the basics: boat safety, oar
handling, coxswain commands and basic form/technique.
● Low intensity row-no previous experience necessary to join this row
Community Row
● An ideal place for any rower, new or seasoned to get on the water and enjoy a recreational row.
● For new rowers, the focus is on the basics. For seasoned rowers, the focus is building on those
skills.
● Low-intensity row- no previous experience necessary to join this row.
Technique Row
● Here, you will have to opportunity to hone those skills you’ve been learning
● Drills focus on specific skills such as timing, feathering, hands away, and drive to recover ratio.
● Moderate intensity row- rowers are expected to have participated in at least 2 Beginner or
Community rows.

Exercise Row

● This is an ideal row to continue building on your skills while getting exercise.
● The focus is on technique/form, stamina, and improved fitness.
● Moderately intense row- rowers are expected to have participated in at least 2 Community rows.
Power Row
● Looking for a more intense work out?
● The Power Row focuses on timing, and the form/technique that optimizes strength and power.
● Continuous, high intensity row- rowers are expected to have participated in X community rows,
and/or X exercise rows and be able to keep in time.
Community Challenge Row
● This is an ideal row for those interested in racing, or for those who just want to experience the
fun of racing.
● This row focuses on good racing dynamics, teamwork, and healthy in-house completion.
● Continuous, high intensity row- rowers are expected to have participated in at least one power
row and able to keep in time.


For details about our rowing protocols, click here.

For more information on community rowing, contact Clark Staples at rowing@comeboating.org.

If you have a group who would like to row at another time, call Come Boating at 207-370-5856.