Other Helpful Information

Course Fees

The course fee for each Taste of Rowing session is $90.  Learn to Row sessions are $230.


  • Must be able to swim and/or tread water for 15 minutes.

  • Must be at least 14 years old.  (13 - 18 year olds, consider our one-day High School classes.)


After you register for a session someone will contact you via email, usually within 1 business day, to confirm your spot.

Waiting List

If the class you wanted to take is full, you can register and be placed on a waiting list.  If a space opens up, you will be contacted to see if you are still interested BEFORE you are charged anything or placed in the class.

Next Year

If our classes didn't work out for you this year, but you would like to be notified when our 2021 schedule comes out, please send us an email by clicking this linkLearnToRow@MinnesotaBoatClub.org

What to Wear and Bring

  • Wear old tennis shoes or other stable footwear (no sandals or flip-flops).

  • Wear fitted shorts, like Spandex, because looser clothes can get stuck in the moving parts of the rowing machines and boats.

  • Bring a water bottle; you can fill it up at the boathouse.

How to Find Us

Don't rely on your GPS!  Click here for good directions.​

Class Size

Each session of Taste of Rowing and Learn to Row will have 8 to 12 students. For the 2020 season, we are limiting class sizes to 6 people in order to accommodate social distancing amidst COVID-19.


Rowing is a weather-dependent sport, but classes will be held rain or shine, with as much time as possible spent in boats.

Make-Up Classes

Because this is a team sport, we cannot offer make-up classes for individuals. Please choose a session that allows you to attend and participate in all the classes!


Boats come in different sizes.   The boats we use for our rowing classes can accommodate rowers up to 240 lbs. The maximum width for each seat in the boat is 24", or about the width of an easy chair.  Our equipment is not safe for anyone beyond those limitations.

Refund Policy

There is a non-refundable, $10 deposit included in your registration.  You can receive the remainder ($80 for Taste of Rowing; $215 for Learn to Row) back if you cancel your enrollment more than two weeks prior to your session. You will receive a 50% refund ($40 for Taste of Rowing; $112 for Learn to Row) if you cancel 8 to 14 days before the start of your session.  No refund will be given if you cancel during the week before your session. Due to COVID-19, if you become ill or someone you're living with becomes ill, we will give a full refund (exempt from the $10 deposit). The cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before class.

Custom Classes

It's also possible to have us coordinate a class specifically for your group of 8-12 people. Maybe your cycling group, book club or golf buddies would like to take a rowing class with you.  We can try to have your class meet on 3 days and times that work the best for your group! Contact Kerry at LearnToRow@MinnesotaBoatClub.org to find out more about our custom classes.

Previous Class Comments

"Excellent class.  Very good pace of introducing the skills."
"The instructors were great - firm & fair."
"Enjoyed going home tired and full of fresh air."
"Thank you!  So much fun!"
"Everyone was welcomed & encouraged."
"I really enjoyed it & want to keep trying"

Contact Us

If you have any other questions, please contact Sophia at LearnToRow@MinnesotaBoatClub.org


Raspberry Island, 1 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107, USA

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