Custom Programs

The Victoria City Rowing Club is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Most Introductory programs are cancelled until further notice, because of limited availability of boats and launch times. We want to make sure that there is a space for you to continue rowing at VCRC once you have completed your Introductory program. We are working on offering a limited number of Introductory programs, as capacity permits. Thank you for your patience.

  • Have you rowed before, but not for a while? We recommend starting with a 1.5hr Rowing Refresher, to review safety, equipment and boathandling. We strongly recommend a Refresher if you have not rowed in more than 5 years, or if you have less than one year's total experience and have not rowed in more than 1 year.

    Once you have done the Refresher the coach can then recommend the program that will be best fit for you. Please contact .

    Fee: $50

  • Are you interested in learning to row, but the regular Introduction to Rowing sessions don't fit your schedule? Try a Custom Learn to Row. This program consists of 6 lessons of 1.5 hours each. Please register online and contact the to set up a Custom Learn to Row (private, semi-private or group) at times that work for you.

    Fees depend on group size you sign up with:

    1 person: $300 + GST and any applicable Rowing Canada fee

    2 persons: $250 + GST per person and any applicable Rowing Canada fee

    3+ persons: $200 +GST per person and any applicable Rowing Canada fee

    *Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee ($35 until March 31, 2020, increasing to $39 April 1 2020) needs to be paid once per year (start of the year is April 1st).  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again. All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club. 


    REGISTER NOW. Click here to go directly to the RCA Web Registration page. Not sure how to register? Visit the VCRC Registration Instructions page first.

  • Are you interested in getting some intensive coaching to improve your stroke, prepare for a regatta or gain the skills and confidence to join a more advanced VCRC training group? Please contact the to arrange private coaching with a VCRC coach for individuals or crews. 
    Private coaching is available only to VCRC members or individuals who have registered in a VCRC program within the past year. Are you new to rowing? Consider signing up for an  Introduction to Rowing program or arrange a Custom Learn to Row