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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope to cover all your questions below but if we have missed anything please do get in touch with us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

What age groups are the courses for?

Most of our courses are designed for 9 -16 year olds. 

When will the courses run in the 2019/2020 season?

We run courses in the Autumn Half Term, Easter holidays and Summer holidays in Oxford and Summer holidays in Lymington.

What is the cost and how do I book?

We run courses from £180-£450 depending on the length of the course. Please visit their relevant ages above for full details.

To book a place please visit the 'How to Book' page.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you inform us you wish to cancel more than 4 weeks before the course start date we will return your money in full. If you inform us 1-4 weeks before the course start date we will return 85% of the course fee and 1 week before we will return 50% of the course fee. If we are able to fill the place from a waiting list then you will receive your full course fee.

Do you offer Bursaries?

Yes we do.  Please get in touch with us for more details about THE OJRC FOUNDATION and to be emailed the application form.

What will I need to bring with me?

All you need to bring with you is a few changes of clothes (a kit list will be emailed to you nearer the time), a water bottle and your lunch.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided, please ensure you tell us of any dietary requirements when you book.

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes and there will be a capsize and swim test which everyone must pass.  You will be required to swim 100m, at least 50m of which must be on your back, tread water for 2 minutes and capsize a single sculling boat in the swimming pool.  This is great fun and a good way to start making friends.

Can parents/carers stay and watch?

As you can appreciate the courses will be extremely busy and the coaches need the athletes full attention at all times so parents/carers will not be able to stay during the sessions.  If you are keen to watch them in action then a walk along the river is a lovely way to see what they’re up to. On our 5 day Summer courses we hold a 'Regatta Tea' on the Friday afternoon which everyone is welcome to come along to.

What Safeguarding procedures have you got in place?

Child safeguarding is our priority and we have put into place all the necessary policies, codes of conduct and risk assessments.  Every member of the team has been DBS checked.  Our Welfare Officer is Angus McChesney and can be contacted on 07802 326537.  If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

What Insurance have you got in place?

We have put into place Employers, Public, and Abuse and Management liabilities insurance.  If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us