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Our calendar is always packed with regattas, our Learn to Row and Return to Row programs plus our social and pride events. Checkout our upcoming events and register to join in. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@melborneargonauts) to keep to date with what we're doing.


Upcoming events

    • 10 Feb 2024
    • 04 Mar 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Albert Park Lake - 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Our program runs over four weeks, it's an introduction to rowing course which will give you access to 8 sessions of on-water training where you will learn: 

    • The mechanics of rowing

    • Parts of the boat and the oars

    • Positions in the boat

    • Boat handling, rigging and launching

    • Four stages of the rowing stroke (basic rowing technique)

    • Manoeuvring of the boat 

    • Basic rowing commands & terminology

    • Safety - for yourself, your crew and the equipment

    • Equipment care - cleaning, adjustments, how to avoid damage

    • How to use an indoor rowing machine

    • How to row as a crew with basic rhythm & timing

    • Stretching before & after rowing (inc. warm ups)

    • Rowing on Albert Park Lake & Marine Safety

    • The history of the Melbourne Argonauts Rowing Club

    • Swim session to confirm you can swim 50 meters (marine safety rule)

    • To have fun and enjoy the sport of rowing!

    Program Structure

    The program is developed and delivered by our coaches and coxes with support from our experienced rowers. 

    • Kickoff Weekend - Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm First session is off-water where our coaches will teach you the basics of rowing, provide you with an overview of the rowing shell (boat), and will introduce you to the rowing stroke on an indoor rowing machine (everything listed above). The second session starts off-water with a refresher on the basics, before giving you an opportunity to hop into a boat where you get to practice your new skills, supported again by the coach and also a crew of our experienced rowers.

      Over this first weekend you’ll also meet members of the club who will support your learning and will join you for a pub lunch on the Sunday.

    • Week One - Saturday 8:15am  - This session will include an off-water refresher of the technique, a chance to ask questions and a warm up before going on-water in a boat with some experienced rowers

    • Week Two - Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Two sessions, getting more comfortable on the water and with the equipment as we paddle around the lake, building our confidence and understanding of rowing.

    • Week Three - Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Two sessions, the same as week two but we begin to pull your individual skills together as a crew and continue to build your confidence, ability and technique, leading to the a final on-water session. 

    • Week Four Monday 6:15pm - This week your swim session is held and we’ll also go out for a celebratory dinner with other club members and talk about your next steps now you’ll have graduated Learn to Row 

    After the Program

    Following your graduation from Learn to Row, we hope that you will be keen to continue your development in rowing and become a member of the Argos. We have a number of membership options available and if you decide to join you’ll be included in our Development Squad to continue your rowing journey.

    Subsidised places The Argonauts recognises that rowing and team sports have not always been supportive or inclusive of women, transpeople and gender diverse folk. We're wanting to change this by promoting and supporting those that have otherwise not been championed in the sport.

    Please get in touch at lrt@maqrc.org to ask about our subsidised places for women, trans and gender diverse folks.


    Register to secure your place now, once registered you’ll be sent a confirmation with additional information about the program including what to bring and your participant handbook. 

    Please note, rowing is an all weather sport and the program will continue regardless of weather (unless very severe and it becomes dangerous) if we’re unable to go on-water for a session the program will transition to off-water training.

    The program can be tailored to any special requirements of the rowers, please let us know when you book, or when you arrive, of anything we need to know.

    Program participants must be aged 18 years or over.

    We aim to provide a program and pathway into rowing for everyone, if there are financial or social barriers we can help with please do reach out to discuss, we can work out something for you.

    If you have any questions please contact ltr@melbourneargonauts.com.au

    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 19:00 - 23:00
    • St Kilda Town Hall

    The Melbourne Argonauts Rowing Club annual fundraiser Trivia Night returns in 2024 with a bit of a twist...announcing Argonauts Queerlympics Trivia! A night of trivia with camp sport competitions and entertainment along with a raffle and plenty of prizes! So get your friends and family together, dress as your favourite sport / sporting team (real or fake), and join us for a fun filled evening. 

    Get Tickets

    Date: Friday 22nd March, 2024
    Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Location: St Kilda Town Hall (99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda)

    On the night:

    • Opening Ceremony - experience the thrill of an Olympic-style kick-off!
    • Trivia Rounds - test your knowledge on various sports, athletes, pop culture, and history. (Don't worry, we'll be including non-sports based questions as well)
    • Entertainment - enjoy a variety of on-stage entertainment between rounds
    • Faux-Sports Competitions - get ready for a friendly competition among teams to win some extra prizes - think purse throwing and other camp sports
    • Raffle and Prizes - win fantastic prizes donated by local businesses
    • Awards & Closing Ceremony - celebrate the top-performing teams and special achievements (including prizes for best decorated table and the Presidents Prize for best dressed table/team)

    Dress Code: Feel free to embrace the Olympic spirit with your team's creative costumes as your favourite sport or sporting team - can be real or however you interpret sports team (anything from Manchester United to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills).

    Drinks & Food: There will be a bar at the venue serving beer, wine, soft drinks and water. BYO is not permitted.
    Snacks will be available for purchase at the venue, and food can be brought in with you or ordered in from local restaurants. 

    This event promises to be a night of fun, laughter, and meaningful connections, all in support of the Melbourne Argonauts Queer Rowing Club. We look forward to having you there, get tickets for you and your friends now

    Get Tickets

    Come as you are, everyone is welcome, this is a queer event - discrimination, harassment or violence is not tolerated. 

    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 20 May 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Albert Park Lake - 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
    • 10
    Register

    Our program runs over four weeks, it's an introduction to rowing course which will give you access to 8 sessions of on-water training where you will learn: 

    • The mechanics of rowing

    • Parts of the boat and the oars

    • Positions in the boat

    • Boat handling, rigging and launching

    • Four stages of the rowing stroke (basic rowing technique)

    • Manoeuvring of the boat 

    • Basic rowing commands & terminology

    • Safety - for yourself, your crew and the equipment

    • Equipment care - cleaning, adjustments, how to avoid damage

    • How to use an indoor rowing machine

    • How to row as a crew with basic rhythm & timing

    • Stretching before & after rowing (inc. warm ups)

    • Rowing on Albert Park Lake & Marine Safety

    • The history of the Melbourne Argonauts Rowing Club

    • Swim session to confirm you can swim 50 meters (marine safety rule)

    • To have fun and enjoy the sport of rowing!

    Program Structure

    The program is developed and delivered by our coaches and coxes with support from our experienced rowers. 

    • Kickoff Weekend - Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm First session is off-water where our coaches will teach you the basics of rowing, provide you with an overview of the rowing shell (boat), and will introduce you to the rowing stroke on an indoor rowing machine (everything listed above). The second session starts off-water with a refresher on the basics, before giving you an opportunity to hop into a boat where you get to practice your new skills, supported again by the coach and also a crew of our experienced rowers.

      Over this first weekend you’ll also meet members of the club who will support your learning and will join you for a pub lunch on the Sunday.

    • Week One - Saturday 8:15am  - This session will include an off-water refresher of the technique, a chance to ask questions and a warm up before going on-water in a boat with some experienced rowers

    • Week Two - Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Two sessions, getting more comfortable on the water and with the equipment as we paddle around the lake, building our confidence and understanding of rowing.

    • Week Three - Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Two sessions, the same as week two but we begin to pull your individual skills together as a crew and continue to build your confidence, ability and technique, leading to the a final on-water session. 

    • Week Four Monday 6:15pm - This week your swim session is held and we’ll also go out for a celebratory dinner with other club members and talk about your next steps now you’ll have graduated Learn to Row 

    After the Program

    Following your graduation from Learn to Row, we hope that you will be keen to continue your development in rowing and become a member of the Argos. We have a number of membership options available and if you decide to join you’ll be included in our Development Squad to continue your rowing journey.

    Subsidised places The Argonauts recognises that rowing and team sports have not always been supportive or inclusive of women, transpeople and gender diverse folk. We're wanting to change this by promoting and supporting those that have otherwise not been championed in the sport.

    Please get in touch at lrt@maqrc.org to ask about our subsidised places for women, trans and gender diverse folks.


    Register to secure your place now, once registered you’ll be sent a confirmation with additional information about the program including what to bring and your participant handbook. 

    Please note, rowing is an all weather sport and the program will continue regardless of weather (unless very severe and it becomes dangerous) if we’re unable to go on-water for a session the program will transition to off-water training.

    The program can be tailored to any special requirements of the rowers, please let us know when you book, or when you arrive, of anything we need to know.

    Program participants must be aged 18 years or over.

    We aim to provide a program and pathway into rowing for everyone, if there are financial or social barriers we can help with please do reach out to discuss, we can work out something for you.

    If you have any questions please contact ltr@melbourneargonauts.com.au

   

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