Adult Learn to Row Classes

Vashon Crew’s Adult Learn To Row will kick off in May 2020. You can row for fun, fitness, camaraderie and, if you wish, competition. Here are a few opportunities to check out the sport here on Vashon:

Season Kick-Off Rowing Open House

Come out on Saturday, May 9 to try rowing! Ages 19 and up. Join us from 10am-12pm for a boathouse tour, orientation and a group row on the water (weather-permitting) with experienced rowers.  Snacks and Coffee.  FREE.

Please complete the VIRC Waiver and bring it with you.

Learn to Row Class

If you want to learn more, you can register for our Learn To Row program which is designed for new adult rowers and/or returning rowers after a long hiatus. Classes are open to all adults age 19 and up. Classes taught by our Learn-to-Row coach, Tara Morgan.


Classes run May 14 – June 30, 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays and 9:00-11:00 am on Saturdays.  After graduation, you’ll have the option to continue rowing with the masters on Saturdays, weekday evenings, or try out our early AM and mid-morning coached sessions.


Classes are held at the Indoor Training Center at Sunrise Ridge on Tuesdays and at Jensen Point Boathouse on Thursdays and Saturdays.


$450/person. Includes 23 coached sessions, key code access to the indoor training center at Sunrise Ridge, pro-rated Vashon Rowing Club annual membership, and access to rowing programs through September 2020.  


All participants must complete the following prerequisites.

Float Test: ​This in-the-water task requires you, under the supervision of a certified lifeguard, to tread water in clothing for 10 minutes and don a personal flotation device in the water. You may do this at most Island pools. Print the Float Test Form and have a certified lifeguard complete the form. You will give the signed form to the instructor at the first class.

USRowing Membership: Go to, join using Vashon Island Rowing Club Code 9S7ZB.  Print out the USRowing Waiver and complete, sign, and return it to the instructor by the first class. 

Physical Abilities: ​You must be able to lift 35 lbs overhead (with assistance of your teammates) and walk up to 50 yards with the boat on your shoulder.

How to Enroll

Click on the blue link below to enroll.

Additional Information

Review of the following videos to get a better feel for the sport and be prepared for the class.


Contact with your questions.