Where you take what you’ve learnt is completely up to you.
You may decide that rowing is just not for you or you can’t or don’t want to commit any time to it. Generally though, we find that many people who do the course really do enjoy it and want to go further with it.
As a Competitive Rower you can row in regattas that are held by Rowing WA during the season which runs from May through to September each year.
There are two types of regattas which are called Pennants and Masters.
With Pennants you row in races according to your own ability and that of your crew. That level is determined by your results at previous regattas. In other words you start at the bottom and work your way up.
With Masters you row in races according to your age (min 27 years old) or the average age of your crew members.
You can also row in mixed crews (Men & Women together). Masters rowing is a lot of fun and not quite as demanding as pennants.
A regatta timetable is available on the Rowing WA website.