ROWING FOR ALL AGES & ABILITIES

 

WHO CAN ROW?

If you’re aged 14 or over, rowing is a great sport to get fit, meet new friends, have fun and potentially compete around New Zealand.
Clifton Rowing Club caters for beginners in the sport and particularly encourages High School students to try it out. 

We also have an active Masters-aged rowing team (aged 27+) and are looking to support our Para-athletes too.

 

Throughout Winter and up to September is the perfect time to visit the Club and learn what rowing is all about.  We typically hold one main Open House event in September to align with the start of the Club Season but are happy to arrange a visit at another time if you contact us directly. We then usually allow a few weeks for you to get used to rowing before asking you to become a Member (see our How to Join section).

Water-based sports always require a competent swimming ability, so please bear that in mind.

Join the fun and socialising now!

 
 

WHAT DOES TRAINING INVOLVE?

If you’re looking to row competitively, either individually or as part of a team, training typically occurs 4-6 times per week.

Non-competitive rowing is not as demanding and more flexible.

Sessions are scheduled in the evening (after school) on weekdays or on weekends.

Schedules remain flexible dependant on the tides and/or the availability of the coach(es).

 

The aim is to be on the water as much as possible, but land-training on the ‘ergs‘ (rowing machines) are also an important part of training schedules.

LEARN TO ROW

For beginners of any age & fitness level

Come to the club on one of our Open Days, or contact us and come down on a Sunday to check us out.  If you are keen to carry on, as most people are, then we ask for an initial "learn to row" fee of $100 for our experienced coaches to train you over the next month, whereby you can then decide on Competitive, Non-Competitive, or our Masters program.  The $100 fee will be taken off the cost of these programs.  

Newcomer LESSONS for $100

Approximately one month of training.

Open to all ages, fitness levels and abilities.

Subs are reviewed annually at the AGM

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COMPETITIVE (SCHOOL & CLUB) ROWING

For High School Students & Young Adults

For those who want to be part of a competitive team rowing for your School and/or the Club, training typically occurs 4-6 times per week during the regatta season. These sessions will normally take place in the evening (~4pm onwards) during weekdays or on the weekends.  Training includes both on-water sessions and several land-based sessions/week (e.g. ergometer, strength, flexibility and aerobic sessions).  The training schedule, however, will be dependant on the tides and the availability of the coach(es).  

When is the season?

The main rowing season (for school and club rowers) starts in September and finishes in March/April.  The Club season runs through to February and is then followed by the School season through to March/April, with the climax of the season being the Maadi Cup (National Secondary Schools Regatta). Some club training and events occur over the Winter months but training is usually minimal at that time, as other sports take over.

What Regattas do you attend?

​We typically aim to attend 4-6 regattas over the course of the season.  A number of regattas are held over the weekends and would require travel on the Friday and a few of the larger National level regattas occur over the course of an entire week.

Competitive School & Club Membership Fees $450

Fees include learning to row, registration with Rowing New Zealand, administrative fees, boat insurance and maintenance, but EXCLUDES travel, accommodation and food associated with each event.

Subs are reviewed annually at the AGM

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AFFILIATED SCHOOLS

 
 

NON-COMPETITIVE ROWING

For those that just want to have fun on the water

If competitive rowing is not for you (i.e. going to regattas), then we also cater to those people keen together out on the water and experience rowing for fun as part of a crew on the Waitara River.  We have coaches available to train you (not as hard as the competitive rowers) and get you comfortable on the water.  If you should decide to become competitive later, then that's an option.

Non-Competitive Membership Fees $250

Fees include learning to row, administrative fees, boat insurance and maintenance.

Subs are reviewed annually at the AGM

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ADULT (MASTERS) ROWING

For Adults (anyone aged 27 and above)

Masters Rowing is open to rowers from the beginning of the year during which they turn 27 years old. Masters rowers fit in categories A to K depending on their age or the average age of their crew. The Masters rower may then compete against others with the same average age in the respective category, or against rowers/crews of an older or younger category with a handicap.

A. Minimum age: 27 years.

B. Average age: 36 years or more.

C. Average age: 43 years or more.

D. Average age: 50 years or more.

E. Average age: 55 years or more.

F. Average age: 60 years or more.

G. Average age: 65 years or more.

H. Average age: 70 years or more.

I. Average age: 75 years or more.

J. Average age: 80 years or more.

K. Average age: 85 years or more.

 

The aim of a Masters rower can be anything from recreational rowing to competing at regattas. The Clifton Masters rowing season typically targets the NZ Masters Championship held in September and so the main training period usually follows the end of the School regattas in April, but training can be throughout the year. Competitions are generally on a straight course of 1000m-2000m, however sprints and long distance races are also popular.

 

Masters rowing also focuses on the health and fitness benefits of rowing, socialising and forming friendships.


 

Masters Membership Fees $400

Fees include learning to row, registration with Rowing New Zealand, administrative fees, boat insurance and maintenance, but EXCLUDES travel, accommodation and food associated with each event.

Subs are reviewed annually at the AGM

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CORPORATE & TEAM BUILDING EVENTS

Would you like to build confidence, trust and communication in your workplace?

We can introduce your work groups to a new form of teamwork and increase their self esteem. Your staff will experience achievements they thought beyond them. Discover a new world on the river and get fitter. Maybe with a few blisters, but it'll be worth it !

 Rub shoulders with Olympians, learn about high levels of commitment and the pursuit of excellence with others. They will understand many new things about their co-workers, leading to a better relationship.

Workmates will experience how a crew benefits from everyone’s contribution and how to strengthen a team’s weaker links. They will be surprised at the contribution and resilience of themselves and others. The experience will change the way they work together. Your staff will be buzzing with their experiences of early morning rowing, long after the programme is finished and their confidence will be soaring.

 

CORPORATE & TEAM BUILDING EVENTS
  • We will teach boat handling, technique, fitness and race tactics/psychology. Every crew will be professionally coached

  • Corporate regatta followed by a BBQ and awards ceremony

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CONTACT THE CLIFTON ROWING CLUB

For more information on the club, please contact our Club President via the details below, alternatively email us via the form.

 

PHONE:

Club President: Gus Berghan

020 4186 9113

 

ROWING CLUB ADDRESS:

Corner of Richmond & Leslie Street,

Waitara, 4320

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