2024 Intro to Rowing

Intro to Rowing will have a new look in 2024!

We will start on the indoor rowing machine in May to have you ready to hit the water as soon as the weather permits. *detailled schedule below

Please send an email to rowingpei@gmail.com to add your name to a waiting list for later in the summer.

Limited spots available.

Registration officially opens on April 1, 2024.

Intro to Rowing 2024  is your entry point to the wonderful sport of rowing! Also called Learn to Row. 
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.
$160 includes lessons on the rowing machine starting in May – detailed schedule below!
Safety training, a tour and intro lesson at the Charlottetown Yacht Club and 2 private sessions on the water with a Learn to Row coach.
To save a spot, please send us an email: rowingpei@gmail.com
*space is limited



2024 ADULT INTRO TO ROWING – Part One   *ages 18 and over
The Intro to Rowing program is mandatory for anyone new to the sport.
The Intro program will start in May 2024. More sessions may be offered throughout the summer as coaching capacity commits.
Intro to Rowing – Part One  includes:

Indoor Training – On the indoor rowing machine in May to prepare for the on water season

Lesson #1 –  Rowing Vocabulary, Technique and Safety – Classroom Session
You will learn technique and vocabulary on the indoor rowing machine as well as important safety training at the House of Sport, 40 Enman Crescent. (2 hours) 
Lesson #2 – Tour and Intro at Charlottetown Yacht Club  
Check out our home base at the Charlottetown Yacht Club and take your first strokes at the dock, under the supervision of our trained coaches. (1.5 hours)
Lessons #3 and #4   – On water lessons
You will have two private, one-on-one lessons with a coach. (2 x 1 hours = 2 hours)
At the end of your two on-the-water sessions, you are officially a Novice Rower and can move on to Intro to Rowing –  Part Two.
2024 Adult Intro to Rowing – Part Two 
Intro to Rowing Part Two starts with up to four sessions in a double with a mentor, who is a coach or an experienced rower. They will take you through a checklist of skills to help you become an L2 (Level 2).
Once you are an L2, you will be able to navigate a boat on your own. You can then 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 $250 fee covers the cost of rowing for the rest of the season. 
As a novice rower, you have the opportunity to:
-sign up for morning or evening rows on the Charlottetown Harbour – we will match you up with someone who is looking for the same kind of rowing experience
-learn to row in the coastal quad at Brudenell *times will be posted on the schedule
-learn how to beach launch at Brudenell
-compete at the Red Island Regatta on August 17th and 18th at Brudenell *registration fees extra
May Intro to Rowing – Indoor Rowing Sessions at Kinetic Fitness 

Choose two of the following dates – all sessions are at 133 Queen Street Charlottetown 

*max 10 people per session 

Thursday May 1, 2024  6:30-8 pm

Saturday May 4, 2024  2:30-4 pm

Tuesday May 7, 2024 6:30-8 pm

Thursday May 8, 2024 6:30-8 pm

Saturday May 11, 2023  2:30-4 pm


Classroom Sessions

We will start the safety training with two potential sessions. YOU MUST ATTEND AT LEAST ONE or make other arrangements.
Saturday May 11, 2024  10 am – noon 
Monday May 13, 2024 6:30 -8:30 pm
at House of Sport – Royalty Centre, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown
Then we move to the Charlottetown Yacht Club and go on the water!
Lesson #2 – Tour and Intro at Charlottetown Yacht Club  
Check out our home base at the Charlottetown Yacht Club and take your first strokes at the dock, under the supervision of our trained coaches. (1.5 hours)
Wednesday June 5, 2024 6:30-8:00 pm
Thursday June 6, 2024 6:30-8:00 pm
Friday June 7, 2024 6:30-8:00 pm
Lessons #3 and #4   – On water lessons
Saturday June 8, 2024   9:00 – 10:30 am/ 10:30-Noon
Sunday June 9, 2024     9:00 – 10:30 am/ 10:30-Noon
Tuesday June 11, 2024  5:00-6:15 pm/6:15-7:30 pm
Thursday June 13, 2024 5:00-6:15 pm/6:15-7:30 pm
Tuesday June 18, 2024  5:00-6:15 pm/6:15-7:30 pm
Thursday June 20, 2024 5:00-6:15 pm/6:15-7:30 pm

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

If you are interested, please add your name to our list ASAP by emailing rowingpei@gmail.com


To register online for Intro to Rowing 2024:  (after April 1, 2024)
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 Intro to Rowing – Part One.
6. On the next page:
You will have to scroll down the Waiver 2024
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 Intro to Rowing – Part One  is  $160

You can 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 also host the Red Island Regatta at Brudenell, P.E.I. on August 17 and 18, 2024.

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 graduates from our previous Learn to Row programs: