Our Education Chair will assign you a mentor and give you the US Rowing code.
Download, sign and return waiver from the website.
This umbrella organization for rowing clubs in the country that carries our liability insurance (and supports Olympic athletes). Basic is $9.75, choose EICR and use the code from Step 1. You must also read and sign this waiver.
Attend a Board Meeting to see how we operate a cooperative organization. Meet us on the water or at a social event. Did we mention that we enjoy coffee?
We currently have community rows for trained individuals Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Other opportunities can be arranged via a reservation board and email.
You betcha! We have monthly maintenance days the first Saturday of each month and Neil is always happy for an extra pair of hands buffing hulls in the mornings.
And you won't know until you try...many of our members are new to rowing and some are even new to southeastern NC. We are grateful to Belville for letting us launch from their park and welcome visitors.
We have several several singles, ranging from stable craft suitable for novice rowers (the Can Do canoe) to more typical shells: Alden ocean rowing shells, Maas Aeros, and the Alden Star. We also have Swift doubles and quads.
Rowing is a unique full body workout that builds strength, endurance and teamwork. You must swim, be flexible and strong enough to raise yourself from a seated position on the floor, be able to lift 40 pounds overhead and feel comfortable on the water.
We recommend you wear close-fitting clothing to avoid getting stuck on oar handles or seat slides. Layers appropriate to the weather are always a good idea, as are sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and bug spray. If everything goes according to plan, you shouldn't get wet, but many of us keep a change of clothes in the car - just in case. If you plan to carry a phone or car key, bring a small dry bag.