Try On-Water Rowing at National Learn to Row Day

This Saturday June 6 is National Learn to Row day at rowing clubs across the country.  If you are interested in trying on-water rowing, this is your chance to do so in a safe introductory environment.

Locally in northern New Jersey, Nereid Boat Club is hosting a program, and provided a description as follows:

Rutherford, New Jersey: Nereid Boat Club is holding its 10th annual free National Learn to Row Event on Saturday, June 6, 10am – 1pm. This event is open to everyone, reservations are not required, and it is free – there is no charge for any activities.

Participants can tour the Nereid Boathouse, learn about the care and maintenance of rowing shells, and get an instructional practice session on a rowing erg. Interested attendees can also get a brief on-the-water instructional rowing session on the Passaic River in a real rowing shell. Participants must be at least 14 years old to have an erg or water instructional session, and those under 18 need a parent/guardian present. No food will be available for sale, but free light snacks and water will be available. This National Learn to Row Event will be held rain or shine.

About Nereid Boat Club: Nereid Boat Club, 350 Riverside Ave, Rutherford, NJ, was founded in 1868 and re-established in 1994 as a 501C(3) organization dedicated to providing recreational and competitive rowing opportunities to athletes of all ages and skill levels. The Nereid Boathouse has event rooms, a full kitchen, two locker rooms, a weight room, a deck and dock, and indoor boat storage and maintenance facilities. Visit Nereid on fb and Nereidbc.org

Nereid Event Contact: Lindsay Huisman nereidbcmember@gmail.com

Nereid School Programs Contact: Julian Cahna nereidprograms@hotmail.com

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