Learn to Row


Learn to Row


The operations of UQBC were severely interrupted in early 2022 by heavy flooding of the Brisbane River which caused damage to both the structure and the contents of the boatshed. For several weeks following the floods, use of the river was constrained as a result of debris which posed a threat to all river craft.

Conditions in the river are now largely back to normal but the UQBC boatshed is still under reconstruction and the boating pontoon is scheduled for replacement in coming weeks. These disruptions have rendered our various rowing programs – Learn to Row, Intermediate and Varsity - unviable for the moment.

We regret that we are unable to offer these programs in 2022 but anticipate being back in full operation in 2023. Please keep in touch with us through our website  (at  info@uqbc.org ) and social media and we hope to be able to assist you next year.





Learn to Row Program (LTR)

For those with no experience, the Learn to Row program is a comprehensive introduction to the sport of rowing.

An eight week learn to row program with two sessions per week.

The sessions will be taken by experienced coaches and will cover the basics of rowing technique and safety.

All LTR sessions will be conducted in coxed boats providing an opportunity for participants

to learn both sweep and sculling technique.

At the end of the eight-week program, participants will have a general idea about rowing.


The UQBC Intermediate Program is available as the next level for participants who have successfully completed the LTR program.


You must be a minimum of 15 years old to participate in the Learn to Row program.


Email info@uqbc.org  to register your interest for the Learn to Row and/or have any queries in relation to the program.




Participant requirements:

Be able to swim 100 m 

For existing issues, medical clearance is required

Wear comfortable clothing that is body hugging so that it doesn't get caught in the slides or the handles

(you will learn what this means)

Wear waterproof slides/flip flops/thongs and bring socks

(there are shoes in the boats).

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