By Martin Taylor
Orcas Issues Community Journalist
Orcas Island Rowing (OIR) is offering a 2nd beginning sculling (rowing) class for adults this summer. Rowing is a great sport. It is a low impact fun outdoor exercise. Once you become involved in rowing you will be a rower for life. The sport is addictive and rowers are part of a world wide community. There are rowing clubs in or around almost every city in the world. Cascade Lake on Orcas is a beautiful place to row.
Here are the details for the class:
- Contact: Martin Taylor to reserve a place or if you have questions
- 4 x 2 hour lessons
- on Cascade Lake
- at the OIR boathouse
- Two consecutive weekends.
- July 14th and 15th & July 21st and 22nd.
- 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Bonus session on Saturday July 29th : practice what you learned at a fun row.
- Class fee is $150
- www.orcasislandrowing.org for directions and more information about the club.
No previous rowing experience is required but this is a physically strenuous water sport so participants should be able to swim and should be healthy and physically fit enough to participate in vigorous exercise. If you are unsure please consult with a physician.
Pass the word around if you know anybody who might be interested. Regular Saturday rowing will continue 7 to 9 a.m. every Saturday until Labor Day. Graduates of the class are encouraged to come back for Saturday rowing. Any experienced rowers including juniors and masters are also encouraged to come out for Saturday rowing.
For those who prefer private coaching is available with Martin or head coach Tina Brown. You could arrange one-one-one coaching or a set of classes for your business or group. Learning to row can be a great team building activity.
Contact Martin if you have any questions at all. Martin Taylor, martin@OrcasDigerati.com, 360.376.6935