North Shore Rowing club has some 250 members comprising about 200 mostly Masters rowers (aged 27+) and 50 juniors of whom 40 girls make up the Roseville College rowing team.
Membership is pretty evenly divided between male and female, and between competitive and recreational rowers.
The club owns 37 boats (4 eights, 8 quads/fours, 9 doubles/pairs, and 16 singles) and 7 coaching boats. We house 23 private boats, and 17 Roseville College boats. That's 84 boats in and around the shed. A new two storey addition to the main shed provides additional boat storage along with excellent men's and women's amenities.
We have 4 concept 2 rowing machines (technically known as ‘ergometers’ or simply ‘ergs’). Our voluntary erg program helps members achieve lofty fitness goals and our keen ergers rowed more than 15,000km in the 2015/16 season!
As a full member you are entitled to use all club facilities. There are specific conditions of use for junior members.
We have about 16 members who volunteer coaching services. Some members also employ professional coaches.
We run free Learn to Scull courses for members at various times of the year. This is a great opportunity to learn the art of singles sculling and maybe progress to singles racing.
The competitive spirit is alive at North Shore and a number of crews achieve great success in regattas, both local and interstate. Competitive and/or social rowing? The choice is yours.
North Shore prides itself on being a friendly and inclusive club that caters for most ages and most abilities. New members are typically rowers transferring from other clubs and graduates from our regular Learn To Row courses. We endeavor to assimilate new members quickly through our induction program and by matching them to crews of like ability.
If you would like to find out more about membership and/or to get a membership application form please click here to email the New Member Coordinator.
Sweep: One of the two disciplines of rowing - the one where rowers use only one oar. Pairs (for two people), fours (for four people) and the eight are sweep boats. Pairs and fours may or may not have a coxswain. Eights always have a coxswain.