Youth Expedition Rowing

The ultimate summer experience for teens

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— Youth Expedition Rowing —

This is the ultimate summer experience for teens! Learn how to row a sliding-seat coastal boat and take it on an adventure. We use an Australian Surf Boat, which is a responsive and seaworthy boat, ready to tackle waves and coastal challenges with a crew of four.

The program starts by learning the basics of rowing and boat handling on the protected Westport River waters. Once participants gain sufficient skills, the next step is to sheltered coastal waters. As the crew strengthens, we will progress into more exposed coastal waters and get into waves. Learn how to pull over steep waves and to feel the speed of surfing the seas. The program culminates in an expedition to distant horizons. In 2017, our team rowed from Westport out to Penikese and Cuttyhunk Islands for a weekend of exploration.

Expedition destinations are determined by the level of the team, and participants are encouraged to enroll for multiple years to increase their skills and level of challenges.

Contact us for information about the expedition program and how to join.