Adult Introductory Programs

  • Adult Introduction to Rowing - Beginner

    Cancelled until further notice.

    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: $189* + applicable **Rowing Canada Fees 

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC  fee ($35 until March 31, 2020, increasing to $39 April 1, 2020) payable once per year (April 1-March 31).  You will not be charged the fee again for any subsequent programs in the same year.   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 2020. 
    SPRING PROGRAM

    Days: Monday/Wednesday/

    Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

    AB-Spring 1: March 16th-April 1st (Cancelled)

    AB-Spring 2: April 6th-April 27th (Cancelled) 

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm 

    AB-Summer1: April 28-May 14 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 2: May 4-May 25 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 3: May 19-June 4 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 4: June 1-June 17 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 5: June 9-June 25  (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 6: June 22-July 13   (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 7: June 30-July 16  (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 8: July 20-August 10   (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 9: July 21-August 6 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AB-Summer 10: August 17-September 2   (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    FALL PROGRAM
    check back for Fall 2020 dates

    Days: Saturday-Sunday

    Time: 2pm-4pm 

     

    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.

  • Adult Introduction to Rowing - Intermediate

    Cancelled until further notice.

    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: $189* + applicable **Rowing Canada Fees 

    * Includes GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC  fee ($35 until March 31, 2020, increasing to $39 April 1 2020) are payable once per year (April 1-March 31).  You will not be charged the fee again for any subsequent programs in the same year.   All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

    Below is the schedule for 2020. Each program is 6 classes. 

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

    SPRING PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday

    Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

    AI-Spring 1: April 6-April 27 (Cancelled)

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

    Check the start date and day! Some  M/W programs start on a Wednesday.

    Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm

    AI-Summer 1: April 29 May 20 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled) No class May 18

    AI-Summer 2: May 19-June 4 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 3: May 27-June 15 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 4: June 9-June 25 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 5: June 22-July 13 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 6: June 30-July 16 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 7: July 15-August 5 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 8: July 21-August 6 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 9: August 11-August 27 (Tuesday/Thursday) (Cancelled)

    AI-Summer 10: August 12-August 31 (Monday/Wednesday) (Cancelled)

    Fall PROGRAMS
    Please check back for Fall 2020 dates

    Days: Saturday/Sunday

    Time: 2pm - 4pm

     

     

     

    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.

  • Adult Introduction to Club Rowing (Novice) Program

    Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    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 16th 2020 - September 11th 2020

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

    Fees: $575 + 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: $550 + GST and any additional Rowing Canada fees*

    *Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee ($35 until March 31 2020, increasing to $39 April 1, 2020) 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.