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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

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 17 Sep 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Albert Park Lake - 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
    • 11
    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 - One session this week, 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

    • Week Four Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Continues to build on week three with a final on-water session. This week your swim session is held and we’ll also go out for a celebratory breakfast to introduce 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.

    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

    • 09 Sep 2022
    • 17:00
    • 11 Sep 2022
    • 15:00
    • Nagambie
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Camp Camp returns for 2022, the perfect kick off to the 2022-23 rowing season—a weekend full of rowing, training, socialising and fun! Come along, try something new and get to know your fellow club members, new and old.

    Camp Camp 2022 - SCOUT CAMP

    When : 5:00pm Friday 9 September, 2022 to Sunday 11 September, 2022

    Where : Nagambie Caravan Park & Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre

    Theme : Scout Camp

    Activities :

    Lots! The club coaches are preparing a two day program of rowing activities that will take advantage of the Goulburn River and Regatta course, across all boat types and skill levels, with plenty of opportunities to try something new in a safe and support environment. The program of rowing will be delivered by our coaches to registered Camp Camp participants, all boat allocations are made by the coaches and in the registration section you'll be asked what your training goals for Camp Camp are so we can plan to achieve them with you.

    The organising team have been busy putting together a schedule of social activities across all three days of the camp, where you'll be able to relax and have fun with your club pals, new and old. And, yes there will be some Scout Camp themed fun where you can unlock achievement and collect badges. 

    Accomodation :

    We'll be staying at our Nagambie home, the Nagambie Caravan Park - 143 High Street, Nagambie VIC 3608. We have booked their stock of Holiday Units and Motel Rooms, you'll each get your own bed but rooms will need to be shared. You'll be able to nominate your sharing preferences when you register (please make sure the person/s you nominate are aware). 

    Catering :

    Included in your registration is catering, dietary requirements can be advised when you register.  

    Friday : Glass of bubbles on arrival

    Saturday : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Sunday : Breakfast, Lunch

    Alcohol : BYO, drink responsibly.


    You can of course bring your own food and snacks, along with a reusable water bottle to refill. No single use plastics will be provided for serving or cutlery. We have reached out to a number of places in Nagambie to reserve an area for dinner, everyone is welcome to join when they arrive in town (cost not included in registration).

    Volunteering Opportunities : 

    The organising team have volunteered their time to plan and prepare Camp Camp 2022, there is still plenty to do during the event to make it a success and enjoyable for everyone, from helping with food prep, transport, venue setup, etc... the team will be calling out for help please do put your hand up and give some of your time when you can. 

    Safety & COVIDSafe :

    As always safety for our members is paramount, please follow instructions, look out for each other, ask for help if you need to. First Aid Officers will be in attendance as part of our safety management plan.


    This is a Melbourne Argonauts Rowing Club hosted event, we will be operating under the club's COVIDSafe Plan for the duration of the event (at the accomodation and the regatta centre), along with applying current COVIDSafe Settings as required by the Victorian Government.


    If you are feeling unwell you must not attend Camp Camp 2022, refund policy will apply if you need to withdraw due to Covid-19.

    If this event needs to be postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19, refund policy will apply.

    Camp Camp 2022 will be held on the land and waterways of the Taungurung people and we acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners of the land and waters, and acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders, past and present.


    This event is inclusive of our entire membership, if there is a financial, social, or other barrier that might prevent you attending please contact either Josh (president@maqrc.org) or Dan (vice.president@maqrc.org) to discuss how we can help get you to Camp Camp.

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 31 Oct 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Albert Park Lake - 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
    • 16

    This program is reserved for women and trans & gender diverse folk, we do have other open registration programs over the summer, please see our events page.

    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 - One session this week, 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

    • Week Four Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Continues to build on week three with a final on-water session. This week your swim session is held and we’ll also go out for a celebratory breakfast to introduce 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.

    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

    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 06 Mar 2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Albert Park Lake - 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
    • 16
    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 - One session this week, 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

    • Week Four Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Continues to build on week three with a final on-water session. This week your swim session is held and we’ll also go out for a celebratory breakfast to introduce 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.

    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

    • 15 Apr 2023
    • 08 May 2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Albert Park Lake - 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
    • 16
    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 - One session this week, 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

    • Week Four Monday 6:15pm & Saturday 8:15am - Continues to build on week three with a final on-water session. This week your swim session is held and we’ll also go out for a celebratory breakfast to introduce 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.

    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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