If you have always fancied giving rowing a go, but never mustered the courage, now is your chance to get into a boat and out on to the water.

A course of 10 sessions across five weeks will see beginners picking up skills such as sculling, coxing, safety, boat handling and nutrition.

The aim is to get participants fitter, make new friends, and transformed into keen rowers.

Beginners Rowing Course; Weyfarers Rowing Club, Thames Lock, Jessamy Road, Weybridge KT13 8LG; September 3 to October 5; £125; book at weyfarers.org.uk/learntorow.html.