2021 Registration

Registration NOW OPEN

See our COVID-19 page for updates


Registration is currently OPEN.  However, due to provincial restrictions we will be opening in stages.  Recreational and Competitive members are now allowed on the water; however,  this will currently only available to experienced 1x and 2x (within same household).  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

Only experienced single scullers will initially be allowed on the water once we are able to open. 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 continue 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);

  • Your double's partner MUST live in your household and sign a waiver;

  • If you do not have a double's partner, you must be comfortable rowing a single.


If everything continues to go well, we will slowly open up registration to our less experienced scullers in the upcoming weeks. 


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