Port Macquarie Rowing Club to host come and try day

Try rowing: Here's your chance to see if rowing is for you.

Try rowing: Here's your chance to see if rowing is for you.

PORT Macquarie Rowing Club want to introduce more people to the sport of rowing and sculling.

Club president Meredith Hinds said the club will hold a try rowing weekend in late March at the club’s headquarters on Hibbard Drive.

“Anyone over 11 years of age can come down to the club from 9am until 10am on the Saturday, register, look over the shed and the equipment, and get started with the basics of the rowing stroke on our ergometers and join in a barbeque breakfast,” she said.

“On the Sunday from 9am until noon, we hope to get people out on the water in stable trainer single sculls, so that they can actually get the feel of what it's like to be in a rowing shell, and see if they think rowing might be a sport for them.

“Rowing is a low impact sport, but provides an excellent workout for all muscles.

“Once people have mastered the basic rowing stroke, rowing can be enjoyed at any intensity from casual recreational rowing to serious training for state and national championships, and in singles, doubles, quads or fours and eights.”

Hinds said the Hastings River provided an excellent venue for rowing, with more than 25 kilometres of navigable water in the Hastings and a similar distance available in the Wilson and Maria.

“We currently have an excellent fleet of boats ranging from single sculls, to eights and members between 13 and 76 years of age.”

The Try Rowing Weekend is on March 25 and 26 at the Port Macquarie Rowing Club, 66 Hibbard Drive.

For more information contact our club captain, Bob Mowlem on 0408656376 or email us at portrowing@gmail.com

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