Adult Introductory Programs

  • The Adult Introduction to Rowing Beginners introduces novices to the sport of rowing in 6 sessions. Develop sculling skills, boat handling and awareness in a variety of boats  – 1x, 2x, 4x. This program is great way to get a feel of what the sport is all about without to much commitment.

    Age: 18+

    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.

    REGISTER NOW! - find registration and payment instructions on our website. Spring and Summer program dates will be posted in December 2017.
    Below is the schedule for 2017-2018. 
    FALL PROGRAMS

    Days: Saturday/Sunday

    Time: 2pm-4pm

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Fall 1 - September 9th - September 24th (closed)

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner Fall 2 - November 11th - November 26th (spaces available)

    SPRING PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

    AB-Spring 1: March 19th-March 30th (spaces available)

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm 

    AB-Summer 1: June 18th - July 4th (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 2: July 10th-July 26th (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 3: July 30th-August 15th(Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 4: August 21st-Sept 6th (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    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 4x. You will work on rowing as a crew, correct grip of the oar with feathering and squaring, good handle heights during stroke and recovery and make a start with getting the blades of the water during the recovery.

    This is not only a great program for someone who just did a beginner course but also for someone who has rowed years ago and likes to refresh some skills before getting back in the boat with more experienced rowers. If you are not sure about your level please contact the programs coordinator vcrcprograms@gmail.com

    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.

    Below is the schedule for 2017-2018. Each program is 6 sessions. 

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

    FALL PROGRAMS

    Days: Saturday/Sunday

    Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm

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

    Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate Fall 2 - September 30th, October 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd and 29th (closed)

    SPRING PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

    AI-Spring 1: April 9th - April 20th (spaces available)

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

    AI-Summer 1: July 9th - July 25th (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AI-Summer 2: July 31st - August 16th (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    AI-Summer 3: August 20th - September 5th (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    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 regattas are not included in the Program fee

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

    Fall-Winter Program: Sept 16th 2017 - March 18th 2018

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

    Spring-Summer Program: March 19th 2018 - September 14th 2018

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

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

    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 Isolda Penney (vcrcadults@gmail.com) for more information.
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