Learn How to Row

Rowing Lessons available again

In line with the MBC objective of promoting rowing in the Philippines, we will accomodate beginner rowers as guests. There are many boats, from single sculls to fours available for rowing in MBC, in heavy (for beginners) and lightweight (for more experienced rowers) categories.

Please drop a line to the Boat Captain if you want to start learning at boatcaptain [at] manilaboatclub [dot] com anytime. Include your email address and all details will be sent to you.

MBC is located in Manila City, just close to Ayala Circuit City. Its address is 2442, Havana Street, Sta. Ana, Manila. MBC's location is available in a map which can be found at on the DOWNLOADS page, also on Waze and Google Maps. On the excellent App What3words the location name is https://w3w.co/shocks.ranking.thudded

We prefer rowing in the mornings as it is cooler. Once you have made initial contact with the Boat Captain you will be put in touch directly with our coach, a Philipines Olympian Rower, Benjie Tolentino. He competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

You will need to complete the booking form which can be found on the Downloads page of this website, together with the Rowing Disclaimer form. Lessons cost P1,000. A commitment fee of ₱500 must be paid to the Coach to confirm your booking, the balance of ₱500 should be paid to Manila Boat Club when you arrive for your lesson. In the case that YOU cancel your lesson, this booking fee is non-refundable. Should the Coach have to cancel for any reason (weather etc.) your fee will remain as a credit until your next booking.

It is compulsory that you know how to swim although in the very rare case of a capsize, the boat is highly buoyant and you should keep hold of it. You should wear close fitting shorts and T-Shirt, hat is optional. Socks must be worn in the boat. Please bring water to drink and sun lotion is optional.

Any equipment you bring on to the boat will be entirely your responsibility and it is agreed by you that the Coach and MBC can and will not be held liable in any manner or form for any loss or damages, however caused.

STEP 1 - Download forms from https://www.manilaboatclub.com/downloads

STEP 2 - Complete forms and send to info [at] manilaboatclub [dot] com AND tolentinobenjie27 [at] gmail [dot] com

STEP 3 - Agree a time with the Coach for your lesson and send your commitment fee of ₱500 to Coach Benjie.

STEP 4 - Pay your fee of ₱500 to MBC upon arrival. NOTE: tips to the Coach are at your discretion.

** Mobile number of Coach Benjie is 0977 405 1150 and he is also available on WhatsApp

Should you decide that you would like to join the Club the. The joining fee is ₱5k and monthly dues are ₱1k. If paid annually in advance the dues are discounted to ₱10k for 1 year. Outing fees for members are ₱50 and Coach fees ₱450 (plus tip if you wish). You will need 2 members in good standing to propose and second your application form. for rowing lessons. Benjie is a past Olympic Rower for the Philippines in the year 2000. Your lessons will be arranged directly with him.



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