Learn To Row

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Learn to Row Session I starts June 9

Learn to Row Session II starts July 7

Sculling Clinic starts July 17

Fall Into Rowing Sept 15, 16


'Fall Into Rowing'


Learn To Row (Download Brochure)

The Mid-Hudson Rowing Association Adult Learn-to-Row (LTR) program operates under a simple concept - learn to row while having fun!  Our program is straightforward - we teach you rowing fundamentals, and you enjoy the camaraderie of MHRA club members while you model their skills.  Come appreciate the beauty of the historic and scenic Hudson River while skimming along its surface!  Our Learn-to-Row sessions are designed for adults who have never rowed before.  Experienced MHRA coaches teach rowing and boat handling skills to get you started on a lifetime activity which you can enjoy for recreation and exercise.

Mid Hudson Rowing Association Learn to Row Program 2018

All classes are taught by our experienced volunteer coaches with club member rowers and coxswains who row along with you.

Fall into Rowing September 15,16

2-day introduction to rowing: Fee $60
September 16, 17: 9AM-11AM

Saturday September 15th:    9:00-11:00AM  Indoor tank session at the boathouse learning the basics of rowing, followed by rowing by the dock & possible taste of river rowing

Sunday September 16th:    9:00-11:00AM Coached rowing on the river

Fee: $60, inclusive of both days, paid in advance and non-refundable after start of sessions. 

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June and July 2018 LTR

  • Guarantees 6 classes
  • Offers 50% of the LTR fee back towards the first annual membership fee.
  • Full refunds (less $20 processing fee) available up to 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.  Other refunds at the discretion of the MHRA Board of Directors.

LTR Session I - begins June 9:  6 classes/2 weekends & 2 weekdays-$150

June 9,10,12,14,16 and 17.

Saturday/Sunday: 7:00-9:00 AM;  Tuesday/Thursday:  6:00-8:00 PM

LTR Session II  begins July 7th:  6 classes/2 weekends & 2 weekdays-$150

July 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15

Saturday/Sunday: 7:00-9:00 AM;  Tuesday/Thursday:  6:00-8:00 PM


Program Requirements:

  • 18 Years or older OR 14 years or older with a parent / guardian participating in the event with you.
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Must be in good physical condition before starting the program.  Check with your doctor if you are uncertain.
  • Must be able to swim. 
  • Dress for rowing in close-fitting layers (baggy clothes catch in the sliding seat wheels)
  • Signed US Rowing waiver & LTR information and safety information form (Waiver, Brochure & Forms sections below)
  • Bring a water bottle. 

For more information and a free indoor tank rowing introduction lesson, contact our Learn To Row Coordinators Email ltr@midhudsonrowing.org

For Learn To Scull information see the Sculling tab


Two ways to Register:

  • Online via RegattaCentral using a credit card (Note: RegattaCentral asks you to create a "user account" and then allows you to choose the rowing club and the session dates). Clubs are listed alphabetically. To register with us, select Mid Hudson Rowing Association.
  • Contact our Learn To Row Coordinators send an email to ltr@midhudsonrowing.org
  • Mail your check for $150/person (price unchanged since 2005!), payable to Mid Hudson Rowing Association to:

    Mid-Hudson Rowing Association, P.O. Box 683, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

LTR graduates are invited to join the club to enjoy coached, recreational rowing with MHRA club members. At the discretion of the coach, participation in the Tail of the Fish and/or Head of the Fish Regattas is possible as well.


  • US Rowing Waiver: Online (club code C73BZ) for members/LTRers & Form (for guest rowers)

Brochures and Form




Tank Session

Learn to row

Learn to scull