2020 Learn to Row

Interested in learning to row?  We’d love to have you join us in 2020!

Learn to Row is your entry point to the wonderful sport of rowing! Whether you’re looking for a low impact, full body workout, a way to get out on the water, a chance to meet some great people or a combination, it all starts here. No experience with water sports is needed and it is a great substitute for exercise after being in the gym all winter.

We are taking names now for Learn to Row 2020.    Cost of Learn to Row is $150 

Please email rowingpei@gmail.com to save a spot! Space is limited.

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We are trying a new format for Learn to Row in 2020. We are going to start our LTR program indoors in May at Synergy Fitness, 141 Mount Edward Road, at The Mount in Charlottetown.

Lesson #1 Sunday May 3rd 2020 or Wednesday May 6th 2020
Lesson #2 Sunday May 10th 2020 or Wednesday May 13th 2020
*no session on Victoria Day weekend but you will be invited to come and help us move and wash our boats at the Charlottetown Yacht Club!
Lesson #3  Wednesday May 20th 2020 or Sunday May 24th 2020
Lesson #4 Wednesday May 27th 2020 or Sunday May 31st, 2020

*Wednesdays are 6:30-7:45 p.m.
*Sundays are 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Then we move to the Charlottetown Yacht Club and go on the water!

The on the water introduction for the 2020 Learn to Row will be:

Saturday June 6, 2020  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Group rows (select one)

LTR Group #1 – Monday June 8, 2020 and Wednesday June 10, 2020
*5:30-7:30 p.m.

LTR Group #2 – Saturday June 13, 2020  and Sunday June 14, 2020
*10 a.m. – noon

At the end of your two on the water LTR sessions, you become a Level 1  (L1).

Then you do L2 Training. That’s four sessions in a double with a coach or L2 trainer. They will take you through a checklist of skills to take you to the L2 level. Once you are an L2, you will be able to navigate a boat on your own and move to a coastal single, or continue in a double or quad as part of the club or coached rows. If you need more than 4 rows, you can continue in the L2 training as needed.

The L2 Training is four sessions for $110.

After 4 sessions, you can become a full member for the rest of the session for $110. It’s called  Convert to Full Membership.

To give you something to aim for – we will celebrate your accomplishments at our Learn to Row graduation on Saturday June 27th at noon!

We will explain how this works at the Introductory Session.

Full membership includes:

-convenient online sign-up for rows
-on-the-water coaching
-opportunity to attend regattas
-social events at the Charlottetown Yacht Club – a chance to meet and mingle with other rowers

*we will add more Learn to Row sessions as needed over the summer

* contact us if you are under the age of 16 and interested in rowing or visit our Junior Rowing page for more details.

 –any rower under the age of 18 will need a signed parental waiver – email us to get one
If you are interested, please add your name to our list ASAP by emailing rowingpei@gmail.com

To register online for Learn to Row 2020:

1. Go to the Rowing Canada website


2. Create an account
If you are new, make a note of your user name, password and member number
3. Once you have logged in, go down the page to Membership
Click on Join a Rowing Program/Register
4. Select PEI and Rowing PEI
5. You will come to a page listing the programs.  Click JOIN on the program you want.  (They are listed below.)
6. On the next page:
You will have to scroll down the Waiver 2020
7.  Then click the box    “I have read and agree to the terms in this consent form.”
8.  Read “I certify that I am ______________and have read and agree to the terms and conditions associated with this program and or membership.”
Click Accept  or Cancel
9. You should get an email confirmation.
10.  You must pay to activate your membership.
Cost of Learn to Row is $130
You can drop off a cheque or cash to Daphne Dumont’s office, Macnutt and Dumont, 57 Water Street. Daphne is president of Rowing PEI.
You can also pay by eTransfer to rowingpei@gmail.com.  *Your payment will be automatically accepted. There is no password required.


Rowing is a great outdoor sport with fantastic scenery.  And it is considered one of the best workouts around!

“When we said full-body we weren’t kidding. There’s just no comparison to cardio exercise that only involves the lower body, such as biking, the elliptical machine, or running on a treadmill. This is a calorie-killing, efficient workout.”

Read more about the benefits of rowing:

If you are goal-oriented, there is also the opportunity for all ages to compete. We will have coached sessions to prepare crews for the Nova Scotia Sprints in mid-July 2020.

We will also host the Red Island Regatta at Brudenell, P.E.I. on Saturday August 22 and August 23, 2020.

Our coastal boats are made especially for the wind and wave conditions on the Harbour.

We row out of the Charlottetown Yacht Club from May to October. We typically put our boats in the water on the Victoria Day weekend and can row until after Thanksgiving, weather permitting.


Click here to register now!

Here are some highlights from our previous Learn to Row programs: