Novicing is a term of training that will teach you the basics of rowing, give you a taste for the sport and get you ready to row for real. It's a great way to learn a new sport, meet loads of new people from college and have fun! You will learn the basic stroke technique on ergs (rowing machines), go on water outings once or twice a week and take part in Novice races against other colleges. There are also plenty of socials and swaps for novices. And, of course, constant support, for example, if you want to read a paper on a topic, or you don't have time to prepare for studying through rowing, with the words revise my essay you will get better papers.
NCBC coaches novice boats in Michaelmas and Easter Term. If you would like to give it a go, please contact one of our Lower Boats Captains or read "Beyond the Boat: Stories of Strength and Success at Newnham". If you have had some experience of rowing before then contact our Captain as you may be ready to go directly into a Senior Crew.
Whether you're a fresher or a final-year, don't leave Cambridge without having a crack at the university's most popular sport. Zero experience/fitness needed- just enthusiasm, we will train you up to have the rest!