Learn to Row Program
The Learn to Row program is designed to introduce athletes to the sport of rowing in a fun and safe environment. Through weekend sessions (approx. 8 hours) athletes will work with our coaching staff to learn basic rowing skills using large stable rowing shells. The program will introduce both sweep rowing (one oar) and sculling (two oars). Following completion of the Learn to Row program athlete are encouraged to join a rowing program and continue to row for fun and fitness. $60 of the program fee will be credited to a rowing membership. Dues include RCA and Row NS fees. Contact club for available dates.
Youth Spring and Summer Development Program
The Youth Development Rowing programs are offered to school age teens as a spring after school program and a daily program during the summer months. Although age is not a factor rowers should be old enough and strong enough to safely carry the boats and the program is generally geared to grade 7 and older. With the help of our youth rowing staff, rowers will spend a fun spring and summer on the water with lots of activities to keep their interest. The spring program runs May 15-June 30 at 4 pm and the summer program runs daily from 8:30-11:30 am.
The North Star Rowing Club offers a recreational rowing program for fun, fitness and socialization. This program is designed for recreational and competitive Masters rowers (individuals over the age of 21) who want to improve their rowing skills in a recreational environment or prepare competition at local regattas. The coached program will run from Monday to Friday with a start time of 5:30 pm.
U23/Senior/University Competitive (High Performance)
This rowing program is for athletes interested in a high performance rowing program is for those athletes looking for a highly competitive rowing environment and plan to compete at local, national and international regattas. Rowers have access to elite rowing shells and top notch coaching in a disciplined rowing environment. Rowers have access to elite rowing shells and will train with the club Head Coach. Athletes are expected to have a high level of commitment and proficiency and will train between 4 and 6 times per week, include 5:45 am and 5:30 pm practice times.
Para-rowing is sweep rowing (one oar) or sculling (two oars) for people with physical disabilities/limitations, including, in part, hearing impairment, paraplegia, quadriplegia, blindness, visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. The North Star Rowing Club provides access to the sport through the use of specialized equipment and trained coaches.