|Learn to Row (or previous rowing
experience) is a pre-requisite for this program.
Rowing is an exciting, adrenaline-rushing team sport. Durham Rowing
Club’s crews’ success is built on determination combined with
comradeship, club spirit and fun. Rowing works all major muscle groups
in the body and is gentle on aging joints. Recreational rowers take
their rowing seriously and adhere to the policies and procedures of the
Club. Safety on the water is of prime importance.
Recreational rowers commence rowing in May and continue until the docks
come out in the fall.
Recreational Program Rowing is mainly conducted during the time slot
reserved for that program. See the recreational times on the schedule page.
sport rowing crews compete in limited regattas throughout the summer
and fall. The regattas include racing events for both men and women,
usually at a distance of 1000m. Head Race, which are of variable length
take place in the fall.
It is not necessary to race, many club members row several times a week
and simply enjoy the exercise and beautiful sights and sounds on Lake
Scugog (sunsets, loons, lions, herons, geese and frolicking carp).
Recreational rowers also enjoy other club activities and outings such
as walking in the spring and fall, BBQ’s etc.
Recreational Rowers meet at the Boathouse in Port Perry at the above
specified times rain or shine. A decision as to row, or not to row, is
usually made on the dock where weather conditions may vary from that
which are encountered elsewhere in the region.
The Program fees for current rowing season are determined by the DRC
Board of Directors each January to ensure sustainable rowing
operations. See the registration fees by clicking the link below.
For further information fill out the contact