2021 Learn to Row

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Our June and August Adult Learn to Row programs are now full!!We are taking names for a possible Learn to Row session in September. Please send an email to rowingpei@gmail.com to put your name on the list.

We are still open to New Juniors. If you know someone between the ages of 14 and 20 who would like to Learn to Row, please get in touch ASAP for more information!


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.

$150 for safety training, a session on the dock and 3 rows. To save a spot, please send us an email: rowingpei@gmail.com

We will start the safety training with two potential sessions. YOU MUST ATTEND AT LEAST ONE or make other arrangements.


Saturday May 29, 2021 10:00 a.m. – Noon *this session is longer because we will also be doing a quick lesson on the rowing machine


Wednesday June 2, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on ZOOM


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


The on the water introduction for the 2021 Learn to Row will be:

Saturday June 5, 2021  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Group rows (select one)  


LTR Group #1 – Tuesday June 8, 2021, Thursday June 10, 2021, Tuesday June 15, 2021

*6:00-8:00 p.m.  (bad weather date: Thursday June 17, 2021)


LTR Group #2 – Saturday June 12, 2021, Sunday June 13, 2021, Saturday June 19, 2021 (bad weather date: Sunday June 20, 2021)

*10 a.m. – noon


LTR Group #3 – Saturday June 12, 2021, Sunday June 13, 2021, Saturday June 19, 2021 (bad weather date: Sunday June 20, 2021)

*1:00-3:00 p.m.

At the end of your three 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 $100.

After 4 sessions, you can become a full member for the rest of the session for $100. It’s called Convert to Full Membership.

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*

*as allowed under Rowing Canada and Rowing PEI COVID-19 protocols

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 2021:  (after April 1, 2021)

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 2021
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 $150
You can drop off a cheque to Daphne Dumont’s office at Cox and Palmer Law Offices in the Dominion Building in downtown Charlottetown. *please let us know in advance
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 2021. *subject to COVID restrictions

We will also host the Red Island Regatta at Brudenell, P.E.I. on Saturday August 21 and August 22, 2021. *subject to COVID restrictions

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: