Year 9 Rowing

Year 9 Rowing

Year 9 Rowing is all about learning the basic skills (see the videos below), and developing an understanding of what being part of the Boat Club is all about.

Numbers start very high normally often with up to 150 boys participating in the swim and capsize drill evening. Patience as the programme gets going is really important, as is the most important of aspects, the " BIG 'A'", ATTTUDE being everything!

As soon as boys are ready we will get them out racing, starting with internal skill racing, internal crew boat racing, before racing externally at one of the many events the Boat Club attends each year.

The aim is to give as many as possible the opportunity to row. Racing comes thick and fast in the summer and the aim is to get as many boys as possible up to a racing standard. Gym sessions from 7.00 am during the winter and early morning sessions on the river during the summer months mean that the boys’ skills develop quickly. As boys move into year 11, the training increases and the targets get higher, with representational honours on the card. The system at Windsor Boys’ is progressive, and hopefully by the time boys reach the sixth form their skills will be highly proficient, and they will have a really good understanding of what it takes to perform to a high level as an athlete. For those who don’t quite make the lofty heights of representing their country there is still plenty of opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being a rower, including a very active racing programme across all the year groups, and of course, all the health benefits of being very fit

Information on Year 9 Rowing for September 2023 will be on here in due course - please check back regularly, or use this link to be put on a mailing list for more information.

INITIAL KEY DATES - September 2023

FIRST FRIDAY of the School Term - from 15:30-18:00 - Annual Swim & Capsize Test - PLEASE PUT THIS MANDATORY EVENING FOR ROWING INTO YOUR DIARY AND SAVE THE SATE - THANK YOU.

From 15:30-18:00 Swim & capsize Drill Evening - for all who wish to try rowing - please note this is a mandatory session as stipulated by our National Governing Body, BRITISH ROWING.

See video of the Swim & Capsize Drill evening below

All boys who wish to start rowing should aim to attend. All parents, guardians and supporters are invited to watch

Tuesday 12th September - New Year 9 ROWING parent/guardians & New Year 9s Meeting 19:20 for 19:30 START in Main Hall

Come and find out all about the Boat Club at The Windsor Boys' School

New YEar 9 September 2022 - Swim & Capsize Drill Video

Your rowing journey may have already started with a summer Learn to Row Course. If not though it will start on the first Friday of the September Term with the Annual Swim & Capsize Drill evening. Watch the short video here to see it in action

Welcome to THE WINDSOR BOYS' SCHOOL BOAT CLUB - Video

Watch this short video to see rowing at TWBS in action. Contact boatclub@twbs.co.uk for more information

The Basics Part 1

Learning the basics is crucial to your development and the priority in the September Term

The Basics Part 2

Learning the basics is crucial to your development and the priority in the September Term


The Basics Part 3

Learning the basics is crucial to your development and the priority in the September Term