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+) accepting new Members.

 

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!

 

LEARN TO ROW

For beginners of any age & fitness level

Learn to row programmes are held at the club, (run by our experienced Learn to Row coaches), providing an excellent pathway into the sport. Sessions are run on Sunday mornings at a cost of $10/session or 12 lessons for $100. For those who have completed a Learn to Row programme, or have gained some experience (e.g. in a school rowing programme) we provide squad training with a coach.

12 LESSONS FOR $100

12 Lessons

Open to all ages, fitness levels and abilities.

Lessons are generally held on a Sunday during winter. 

Subs are reviewed annually at the AGM

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SCHOOL & CLUB COMPETITIVE ROWING

For High School Students & Young Adults

For those who want to be part of a competitive team, training typically occurs 4-6 times per week during the regatta season. 

These sessions will normally take place in the evening (after school) 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.

School & Club 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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AFFILIATED SCHOOLS

 
 

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 $350

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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