OJRC Fledglings

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“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats".  Ratty’s advice to Mole at the beginning of The Wind in the Willows captures perfectly what we aim to achieve with our OJRC Fledglings. 

This two day course, for 10 and 11 year olds, will be the beginning of what we hope might become a lifelong love affair with the River . At OJRC we love being out having fun on the water and we want nothing more than to introduce our young fledglings, just as Ratty introduced Mole, to the unbridled joy of being out in rowing boats. Starting with the important aspects of water safety we hope by the end of the course to have prepared our Fledglings for their next step which might even be a visit to The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Please note that this 2 day course is for beginners.  If you son/daughter has any rowing experience then please do get in touch and we can discuss whether the 5 day course might be better for them.


The course will run from 9am-5pm on the following dates in 2018.

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd August - FULLY BOOKED - However, if you wish to join the 5 day courses we have spaces available

Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August - FULLY BOOKED  - However, if you wish to join the 5 day courses we have spaces available

Please note that there will be a capsize and swim test on the Sunday afternoon before (i.e. Sunday 29th July and Sunday 5th) and is compulsory for all OJRC Fledglings members.


The cost is £125 per child for the 2 day course which includes their welcome pack, a t-shirt and their morning and afternoon snack.   Bursaries are available, please get in touch for more details.


We will be running the course on the lakes in Hinksey Park which is the perfect location for children to be introduced to this wonderful sport. 

How to Book

If you would like more information on this course please do get in touch and to book please visit 'The Week' page and scroll down to the bottom. Spaces are limited due to the age of the course members so get your space booked asap.