Learn to Scull

Learn to Scull Prerequisites

  • Membership in the River City Rowing Club

  • Previous experience with "sweep" rowing

 

Cost/Schedule

To register, contact Mike at connors@saclink.csus.edu or call (916) 278-4265.

Class size is usually limited to 6 participants (4 participants minimum).

Cost is $100 for a session.

 

 

Session

     Dates for 2013

     Day of the Week

  Time

1

July 24

Wednesday

  5:30 - 7:30 pm

July 26

Friday

  5:30 - 7:30 pm

July 27

Saturday

   8:30 - 10:30 am

July 31

Wednesday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 2

Friday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 7

Wednesday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 9

Friday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 10

Wednesday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

2

August 21

Wednesday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 23

Friday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 24

Saturday

   8:30 - 10:30 am

August 28

Wednesday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 30

Friday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

August 31

Saturday

    8:30 - 10:30 am

September 4

Wednesday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

September 6

Friday

   5:30 - 7:30 pm

Course Overview  

The objective of this program is to learn the fundamentals of sculling so that you can use the single rowing boats independently without supervision. However, sculling with a partner is highly recommended at all times even after you have completed the class.

 

The program consists of 8 classes. By the end of the sessions, all participants should be able to pass a basic sculling test in a racing scull to test their ability to row independently without supervision.

 

Course Outline

 

Day 1

 

Boat handling, launching, and carrying of single

Grip/overlap and setting stretchers

Hand crossover and getting in and out of boat

Circle drill with arms and back rowing

Day 2

 

Proper feathering

Recovering from a flip 

Rowing at half-slide 

Turning, backing and docking

Day 3

 

Rowing at full slide

Sculler’s catch

Steering and course tips

Day 4

 

More rowing and applying pressure• 1-2 drills

Day 5

 

Transition to race single• Back to arms and back and half-slide

Day 6

 

Rowing in race single at full slide• Spinning boat and backing

Day 7

 

Full slide rowing with some drills

Day 8

 

 Final review• Test/checkout

Sculling Test  

 

By the end of the class, all participants should be able to pass a basic sculling test in a racing scull to test their ability to row independently without supervision.

After passing the test, you will have the privilege of taking out a RCRC single scull boat on your own. You will be passed or failed by the instructor for each of the following activities:

 

  • Describe boat travel pattern on the river

  • Sign in

  • Transport boat to the dock

  • Self launch from the dock

  • Left circle

  • Right circle

  • Ten full strokes

  • Reverse length of the dock

  • Maintain 1 minute at the catch

  • Self dock the boat

  • Return boat to the boathouse

  • Bring up the oars

  • Sign out

 

 

 

If you are interested in intermediate or advanced sculling lessons, please contact Mike Connors at connors@saclink.csus.edu.

Beyond Learn to Scull - Intermediate or advanced sculling lessons