Course Information

We are committed to providing you with an enjoyable, engaging and productive five days, which will assist you in your future rowing career. This section is designed to give you all the information you need to get the most out of the course and complete it in a safe manner.

All rowers will be under the supervision of the course manager between 08:45 and 16:00 each day. Residential participants staying in the Boathouse will be under the supervision of the Accommodation Warden from 16:00 to 08:45 each day.

The Accommodation Warden will oversee the supervision and enforcement of curfews and grocery/refreshment trips in addition to the organised evening activities.

What to bring? 

You will need to bring enough training kit with you each day for three sessions (2× on water and 1× land training). There is a washing machine on site for residential participants and detergent will be provided.  Please also ensure you attend with sufficient kit and equipment for the various weather conditions we may experience in England in July and August.


What to bring

  • Training kit for hot and cold conditions
  • Waterproofs
  • Water bottle (filled before the start of each session)
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Blister kit
  • Sun cream
  • Wellies or flipflops, not trainers
  • Spare towel (in case the one you are provided with is wet)
  • Spending money
  • Additional snacks or refreshments you require


Rules & Safety Guidelines


All participants are expected to follow the Tideway Code. A safety briefing will be delivered by the Course Manager at the start of the course. We have also provided a series of links around rowing safety and protocols when on the Tideway, we ask that you take the time to read these ahead of your arrival.