A few times a year, Thyro offers a six-week course for people with no experience who want to learn to row. During this course, the Basic Rowing Course, you are taught the basic principles of rowing. The next course will start on Saturday 2 September. There will be two classes every week, viz. Saturday 10:00-12:00 and Tuesday 19:00-21:00. The course fee is 100 euro. At the end of the course, there will be an exam, at Sunday 8 October.

Please note: because of the shortening daylight period, the time will be advanced during the course

As of August 2015, rowing at Thyro is taught both in the single scull and in multiple-seat boats. The maximum number of participants is ten, meaning that there will normally be one instructor for two students.

The course ends with an exam that entitles you to limited use of the boats in an area near the boat house.


After the course has ended, a tour will be organized on Sunday 15 October. The location has to be decided yet. For those who have just completed the course, this is the perfect opportunity to put your skills into practice. Furthermore, you will discover the charm of the Netherlands (and Germany!) as seen from the water, and meet your fellow club members.   

Meet and Greet

Prior to the start of the course, an introductory evening is organized at the boat house. During this meeting, which takes about two hours, the students can get to know the instructors and get more information about the course and about the club. The next meet and greet is scheduled for Saturday 26 August at 11:00 at the boathouse.  For more information, or enrolling, please send an email to the instruction commissioner Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.

Teaching Materials

Useful teaching materials can be found under the heading Instruction Material on our website (in Dutch!).

More general information in English about rowing as a sport can be found here.

The Exam Requirements document also contains an overview of the usual examination routes

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