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 ( 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.