Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out, rowers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an unstealable vessel with today's Groupon: for $45, you get three introduction to rowing classes at Riverfront Recapture on the Connecticut River (up to a $90 value). Choose from six sessions:
- Session 1—Tuesday, May 31, Thursday, June 2, and Saturday June 4 from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (a $78.75 value)
- Session 2—Tuesday, May 31, Thursday, June 2, and Saturday, June 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (a $90 value)
- Session 3—Tuesday, June 14, Thursday, June 16, and Saturday, June 18 from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (a $78.75 value)
- Session 4—Tuesday, June 14, Thursday, June 16, and Saturday, June 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (a $90 value)
- Session 5—Tuesday, July 12, Thursday, July 14, and Saturday, July 16 from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (a $78.75 value)
- Session 6—Tuesday, July 12, Thursday, July 14, and Saturday, July 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (a $90 value)
Riverfront Recapture boasts 22 years of sending aqua adventurers of all ages down the Connecticut River. With the introduction to rowing class, river riders meet at the recently renovated Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse to learn sweep rowing, which includes oar operation, leg positions, and attaining an wistful far-away gaze to recollect on their old lives on land. No previous experience is needed to man the 12-foot oars, as seven co-captains collectively steer the vessel through the lush green banks of Hartford. Arms and legs operate in harmony, accompanied by the calming splish-splash of water propelling the group down the river, yielding views of a city framed with trees.
Beginning rowers are reminded to bring comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. The Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse provides showers and changing spaces for river-bound and land-returning adventurers who don't want to their limited-edition Gone With the Wind sweatpants wet.
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