2021 Registration


See our COVID-19 page for updates


Registration is currently CLOSED.   Recreational and Competitive members are now allowed on the water; however,  this will currently only available to experienced 1x & 2x or crew boats with mixed households, as long as a waiver is signed by all participants.  We fully understand that this will be disappointing to some of our members but appreciate your patience, as we have to keep the safety of our coaches, volunteers, employees and members paramount.


The DRC Board of Directors is defining experienced scullers as the following, which is also outlined in the detailed COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Competitive and Private Boat Owners

The club defines an experienced single sculler as:

  • Having race experience in a single

  • Having at least one season of training regularly in a single (3 or more times a week)

  • Feels confident getting back in a capsized boat

To limit risk and contact between coaches and athletes, the board reserves the right to refuse a member to row based on experience.

Recreational and Doubles


There continues to be strict rules in place (which are outlined in detail in the DRC COVID SOPs, and you will be given a link to those, and all other information once registration and payment are complete):  

  • You must still be an experienced sculler (one season minimum in a single or double) to row in a single or double;

  • Your double's partner can live outside your household but MUST sign a waiver;

  • If you are not comfortable rowing in larger crew boats with people outside your household that is 100% ok.  However, if you do not have a double's partner, you must be comfortable and experienced rowing a single.


If you are identified in this group, you will be contacted directly to when you will able to start rowing.  If you have any specific questions regarding this, please contact Club President, Jenn Durward directly:  jenniferdurward@gmail.com.


Step 1:

Create an account or login to your existing profile on the Rowing Canada (RCA) website.

Step 2:
On your profile homepage select join a program. Select the Durham Rowing Club as your home club.

Step 3:

Select your preferred program and select join. Complete all required waivers.

Step 4:

Pay your club fees in one of the following ways :

1. Send an e-transfer to durhamrctreasurer@gmail.com.

If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Ian directly at the email above.

Step 5:

Read the NEW COVID SOPs, there are eight sections, these must be read and understood, as you will need to sign-off that you have read and understood them on your first day at the boathouse.

Step 6:

Once registration and payment is received: 

  1. If you are not a private boat owner:  you will be contacted by the Head Coach, and be assigned specific days, times, equipment and coach.  Please note that currently all non private boat owners will be rowing in the 5:15am time slot.

  2. If you are a private boat owner, you will be sent a link to the online weekly sign-up sheet, where you will be able to sign-up for the available row times, along with the code to enter the boathouse.

You must register with Rowing Canada before Going on the water
Pay by e-transfer
You will not be permitted to go on the water until ALL the registration requirements are complete