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 a great way to get a feel of what the sport is all about without too much commitment.

    Age: 18+

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

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $35 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 2018 (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.
    Below is the schedule for 2019. 
    SPRING PROGRAM

    Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

    AB-Spring 1: March 18th-March 29th (spaces available)

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm 

    AB-Summer1: June 3rd - June 19th (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 2: June 4th - June 20th (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 3: June 24th - July 10th (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 4: June 25th - July 11th (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 5: July 15th - July 31st (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AB-Summer 6: August 5th - August 21st (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    FALL PROGRAM

    Days: Saturday-Sunday

    Time: 2pm-4pm 

    AB-Fall 2019 1: October 5th - October 27th (Saturday/Sunday) (spaces available)

    AB-Fall 2019 2: November 16th - December 1st (Saturday/Sunday) (spaces available)

    AvailabilityIf there is no more room in a program the online registration tool will not let you register. Please contact the program's 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

    Group size: 4-12

    Coach to Participant Ratio: 1:6

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

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $35 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 2019 (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 2019. Each program is 6 sessions. 

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

    SPRING PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

    AI-Spring 1: April 1st - April 12th (spaces available)

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm

    AI-Summer 1: June 24th - July 10th (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available) 

    AI-Summer 2: June 25th - July 11th (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    AI-Summer 3: July 15th - July 31st (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    AI-Summer 4: July 16th - August 1st (Tuesday/Thursday) (spaces available)

    AI-Summer 5: August 5th - August 21st (Monday/Wednesday) (spaces available)

    Fall PROGRAMS

    Days: Saturday/Sunday

    Time: 2pm - 4pm

    AI-Fall 1: August 24th - September 8th (Saturday/Sunday) (spaces available)

    AI-Fall 2: September 14th - October 5th (Saturday/Sunday) (spaces available) 

    AI-Fall 3: November 16th - December 1st (Saturday/Sunday) (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

     

    Spring-Summer Program: March 18th 2019 - September 13th 2019

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

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

    Fall-Winter Program 2019-2020: Sept 14th 2019 - March 15th 2020

    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 fee of $40 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent program 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.

    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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