Adult Introductory Programs

  • The Adult Introduction to Rowing introduces novices to the sport of rowing. Develop sculling skills, boat handling and awareness in a variety of small boats  – 1x, 2x, 4x. This program is a jumping off point to other adult programs.

    Below is the schedule for 2016-2017. 

    REGISTER NOW!find registration and payment instructions on our website

    Age: 18+

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Summer 1 - June 19th - July 5th Monday/Wednesday (Full)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Summer 2 - July 11th - July 27th Tuesday/Thursday (spaces available)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Summer 3 - July 31st - August 16th Monday/Wednesday(spaces available)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Summer 4 - August 22nd - Sept. 7th Tuesday/Thursday (spaces available)

    Fees: $178.50* + applicable **Rowing Canada Fees 

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again.  If the participant has already taken part in a program in 2016 (such as Corporate Challenge), the fee will not be required again.  All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

    FALL PROGRAMS

    Days: Saturday/Sunday

    Time: 2pm-4pm

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Fall 1 - March 27 - April 7 (spaces available)

    Fees: $178.50* + applicable **Rowing Canada Fees 

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again.  If the participant has already taken part in a program in 2016 (such as Corporate Challenge), the fee will not be required again.  All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

    AvailabilityIf there is no more room in a program the online registration tool will not let you register. Please contact the programs coordinator (vcrcprograms@gmail.com) if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

    Cancellation: VCRC rarely cancels programs because of low registration. In the event that a program does have to be cancelled, we will contact you and offer a credit towards another VCRC program or a full refund.

  • In this Intermediate level program, adults will further develop their sculling and boathandling skills in 1x, 2x and 4xs. 

    Prerequisite: Adults must have completed a minimum of an Adult Introduction to Rowing Beginner program, Corporate Challenge season, or equivalent. 

    Below is the schedule for 2016-2017. Each program is 6 sessions. 

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW - find registration and payment instructions on our website

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate Summer 1 - July 10th - July 26th Monday/Wednesday (spaces available)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate Summer 2 - August 1st - August 17th Tuesday/Thursday (spaces available)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate Summer 3 - August 21st - Sept 6th Monday/Wednesday(spaces available)

    Fees: $178.50* + applicable **Rowing Canada Fees 

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again.  If the participant has already taken part in a program in 2016 (such as Corporate Challenge), the fee will not be required again.  All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

    FALL PROGRAMS

    Days: Saturday/Sunday

    Time: 2pm-4pm

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate Fall 1 - Sept 9th - Sept 24th (spaces available)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate Fall 2 - Sept 30th - Oct 15th (spaces available)

    Fees: $178.50* + applicable **Rowing Canada Fees 

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again.  If the participant has already taken part in a program in 2016 (such as Corporate Challenge), the fee will not be required again.  All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

    AvailabilityIf there is no more room in a program the online registration tool will not let you register. Please contact the programs coordinator (vcrcprograms@gmail.com) if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

    Cancellation: VCRC rarely cancels programs because of low registration. In the event that a program does have to be cancelled, we will contact you and offer a credit towards another VCRC program or a full refund.

  • Now that you have completed an Introductory program, do you want to keep rowing? Join the Adult Introduction to Club Rowing. This program is a bridge to year round rowing at VCRC.

    Emphasis will be on building technical ability and aerobic capacity in structured training, primarily in small boats (1x, 2x, 4x).  Hands on and direct coaching will enable participants to improve all elements of the rowing stroke, as well as improve fitness and strength.

    This program runs 3 structured sessions per week. Participants may also join the club adult members at the Sunday morning Social Row and the adult ergometer sessions, at no charge! Attendance at all practices is not mandatory, but we encourage participants to attend as many as possible. 

    Participants will be eligible to compete and will learn tactical elements of the sport to improve racing strategy.

    *Entry fees for regatta's are not included in the Program fee

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN  - find registration and payment instructions on our website

    Spring-Summer Program: March 20th 2017 - September 15th 2017

    Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6pm-8pm (row)

    Fees: $490 + GST plus any additional Rowing Canada fees

    Space permitting, participants who meet minimum qualifications may join the program at any time, at a pro-rated fee. Please contact the Programs Coordinator if you want to arrange a mid-program registration. 

    Fall-Winter Program: Sept 15th 2017 - March 18th 2018

    Days/Time: Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm (erg)                     Saturday/Sunday 2pm-4pm (row) 

    Fees: $470 + GST plus any additional Rowing Canada fees

    * Rowing Canada/Rowing BC competitive fee of $70 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent program this year you will not be required to pay the fee again. If the participant has already taken part in a non competitive program in 2016-2017 the fee will only be $50. All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

    AvailabilityIf there is no more room in a program the online registration tool will not let you register. Please contact the programs coordinator (vcrcprograms@gmail.com) if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

    Cancellation: VCRC rarely cancels programs because of low registration. In the event that a program does have to be cancelled, we will contact you and offer a credit towards another VCRC program or a full refund.

Rowing Programs
  • VCRC High Performance Training Group
    VCRC is creating training opportunities for high performance/elite rowers training towards National Team selection and racing in international regattas. Please contact coach Doug White for more information.
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