Competitive Memberships

Competitive Memberships are for rowers who want to compete at local, regional and/or national regattas. Crews are formed by the coaches based on a variety of factors, including a rower's age, weight (lightweight or heavyweight), ability, fitness level, goals, and commitment.  Regatta expenses are extra (for example regatta entry fees).  The Competitive Membership includes both on water and off water training, over 6 hours per week.

The competitive racing categories (age as of December 31st, 2017) are:

  • Competitive Novice Men & Women (some regional events only)
  • Under 17 Men & Women
  • Under 19 Men & Women
  • Under 23 Men & Women
  • Lightweight Men & Women (under 160 lbs. for men, 130 lbs. for women)
  • Senior Open Men and Women
  • Masters Men & Women (21 and older)

Annual Competitive Membership: April 1st, 2018-March 31st, 2019

Fee:  $700

Family Discount: $650 each for 2 members        

                              $620 each for 3 members

Fundraising Commitments:  There will be 5 fundraising cheques collected at the time of registration ($100 each postdated to the first of the month September 2018-January 2019).  Obligations include one CVAF beer tent shift and 4 firewood delivery shifts.  There is a buy out option of $500. In addition to the above, members are asked to also help with other events such as volunteering for our annual regatta, the Western Canada Sprints. 


Outdoor Competitive Membership: April 1st, 2018-September 30th, 2018

Fee:  $400

Fundraising Commitments: There will be 4 fundraising cheques collected at the time of registration ($100 each postdated to the first of the month September-December 2018).  Obligations include volunteering at the  CVAF  and 4 firewood shifts.  There is a buy out option of $400. In addition to the above, members are asked to also help with other events such as volunteering for our annual regatta, the Western Canada Sprints.