Navesink River Rowing

Providing public access to rowing and the river since 1983





For Men and Women, 18 and Older, with no Sculling Experience*

  single shell.jpgSculling is an activity with broad appeal - just as fun and rewarding for a 30, 50 or 80-year-old as it is for a teenager.

This form of rowing - which uses two oars, one in each hand, to propel a long, narrow boat with a sliding seat - can be done alone or as part of a crew; at a leisurely pace or a vigorous one. An ideal form of recreation and an excellent avenue for exhilarating, limit-pushing competition, sculling offers a terrific aerobic workout without the bone-jarring impact of other cardio activities.

WARNING:  Once you give it a try, you may become as passionate about rowing as we are!


What do you get when you sign up for Adult Beginner Lessons? A set of 4 two-hour coached lessons focusing on basic boat handling, oar skills, steering and safety. Small group sessions (4-6 students with 2-3 coaches) ensure that each adult receives individual instruction, both off and on the water.

When are lessons offered?  On consecutive weekday evenings (Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs)  and weekend mornings (Sat/Sun/Sat/Sun) in June, July and August. Weekday morning (Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs) classes are available in late May and most of June.  Available sessions are noted at Regatta Central, where you will register for your session and submit payment for it.

What comes afterwards? Adult Beginner Lesson graduates who want to row, using NRR equipment and facilities, for the remainder of the season can do so by signing up for a Beginner Continuation MembershipLearn more ...

* If you are a sweep rower now; if you were on a high school or college crew (sweep rowing) within the last few years; if you have sculled before although not for a while;  . . . you may wonder if you really need 4 lessons to safely, comfortably and competently row a single sculling shell. 

Only an NRR coach can determine that - and only after he or she sees you row.  To find out more about this, contact NRR at nrrinfo30@gmail.com

If your "paddling" experience is in a Kayak, canoe or rowboat - taking the lessons is the way to go. 

How to Enroll

Click below to view session information, to register for Adult Beginner Lessons, and to submit payment for them.

If you have any questions about this process, email us.

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