Sculling Instruction & Development

The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club’s sculling program is focused providing ongoing skills development for its members. All clinics are delivered by dedicated volunteer coaches and are free for paid-up ONEC rowing members (unless otherwise indicated) . Members can reserve their spot by contacting the appropriate coach.

Learn-to-Scull Instruction

New rowers are introduced to sculling through ONEC’s Learn-to-Scull program.

2017 Learn-to-Scull Registration Form

Step-2 Clinic

For ONEC Rowing members:

Have you just come through Learn to Scull training, need a little refresher on sculling or maybe you are trying to make the move from sweep rowing to sculling?  You will be welcome at Step 2 on Tuesday evenings starting July 5. The sessions will be a blend of sculling technique in a variety of boat types, tips about ONEC, its reservation system, locks, etc.; safety on the Ottawa River as well as dry land training for those evenings when the water is just too rough.  Sessions will start promptly at 6:45 PM and are adapted to the participant needs.

We know that as adults, we have many competing priorities so you must  pre-register for each week by the preceding Friday evening for us to reserve the right complement of boats.

Prior to your first session, send an e‑mail to with a note indicating if you are making the transition from Learn to Scull or, if you have more experience, your own self-assessment of your abilities.

Recreational Rowing Technique

Improve your sculling skills with John Boyd‘s guide to Recreational Rowing Technique.

Journey 1-2-3 Skills Program

ONEC Sculling follows the Journey 1-2-3 Skills Program (sculling components) of Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA). Thanks to RCA for developing this excellent program. ONEC uses this for its rowing day camps. As well, learn-to-scull participants and novices can use this program to enhance their sculling skills.

Booklet 1

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