North Shore Rowing club currently has about 200 members. About 50 of these are juniors, mostly Roseville College schoolgirls. Of the 150 adult members, the vast majority are Masters (aged 27+).
Membership is pretty evenly divided between male and female, and between competitive and recreational rowers.
The club owns 37 boats (3 eights, 9 quads/fours, 8 doubles/pairs, and 17 singles) and four coaching boats. As well, we house another 28 private boats, plus 12 Roseville College boats. That's some 77 boats in and around a very small shed. Yes, it's crowded!
We also have 4 concept 2 ergs, and other fitness equipment such as leg press and bench press.
We have about 10 club members who volunteer coaching services. Some members also employ professional coaches who visit the club.
North Shore prides itself on being a friendly and inclusive club that can cater for most ages and most abilities.
Points of entry to the club are typically experienced rowers transferring to us, beginners from the annual corporate regatta, and graduates from our regular Learn To Row sessions.
If you would like to know more about any of these points of entry please contact the President for experienced rowers, John James for Learn to Row, or Linda McDonald for corporate regatta queries (see side panel to generate an email).
Learn to Row
NSRC conducts several Learn to Row (LTR) courses at varying times each year.
Each course lasts for 6 consecutive Sundays, from 8.30am-10.30am. You do not need to be a member of NSRC to join LTR. The cost is $220 per person.
These courses are suitable for all ages 13+. They require only an average level of fitness - at the LTR you will be learning about technique, rather than the requirements of racing strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity.
At the end of LTR, you will have the basics of rowing, and a better idea if rowing is the sport for you - and if North Shore is the club for you. You are welcome to apply for membership if you wish.
If you would like to know more about LTR at North Shore, or the date of the next course, please email John James from the panel on the right of this page.
Annual Corporate Regatta
The Club conducts a corporate regatta in September each year. As well as being the Club's major fund-raising event it is also a way of introducing rowing to a wider audience.
Rowing is a mind game that is about teamwork, communication and leadership. It's about learning to act in a specific way, in complete unison with all your crew. It combines aerobic fitness with strength, in a low-impact, low-injury environment. It develops an astonishing degree of camaraderie. This is why corporations are now using corporate regattas for team building and client entertaining.
The training period is over four weeks with each crew training twice a week in an eight-oared boat. We provide experienced coaches and coxes. Regatta day, at the end of the four week training period, has all crews competing to win the coveted Lane Cove Challenge Oar. Enquiries about our next corporate regatta can be emailed to Linda McDonald, Vice Captain from the panel on the right of this page.
Directions: North Shore Rowing Club
Enter from Mary St through Aquatic Park
the club is at the bottom of the stairs at the western end of the car park
Club Address: Aquatic Park, Mary Street, Longueville
Mailing Address: P O Box 49, Lane Cove NSW 1595
Phone:+61 2 9427 4693