Special Summer Membership Rate - $120
FCRC is offering a limited Summertime membership for $120. This membership is for experienced rowers and allows access to FCRC boats for on-water rowing during the coached sessions Monday & Wednesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 8am. Members may also self-organize to row on their own time, pursuant to proven rowing skills and knowledge of all safety procedures and FCRC traffic patterns. To sign up for the Summer Membership, please click here.
Spots Available for September Learn to Row Class
Space is still available for our last Learn to Row session of the year. Session includes 8 lessons, twice weekly for 4 weeks. Rowers will learn about safety procedures, equipment and sweep rowing skills. See more details about our rowing lessons on our Lessons page. Please send any questions and instructions for sign up to: email@example.com.
Join the False Creek Rowing Club
FCRC offers social and active memberships. Funding from both will be used to maintain our lease and increase the amount of equipment available to the active membership to use. Social memberships include membership in Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron as either competitive or sport members but do not include use of FCRC equipment. Supporters, parents and private boat owners are likely candidates for social memberships.
At the present time, Active Memberships are $450 and expire at the end of March. Between October 1st and March 31, Active memberships can be purchased at a discount for $200 due to the reduced number of hours of rowing available. Please note that Rowing BC and RCA memberships, are collectively either $20 for sport memberships or $70 for competitive ones and are in addition to False Creek Rowing Club membership. https://membership.rowingcanada.org/
Social memberships are $50 per year, plus RCA and Rowing BC membership dues.
Life memberships are available but are not sold via the RCA membership system. They are based on 25 times the price of the maximum active membership fee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
At the present time we have 2 midweight 8+'s, 1 midweight single, 2 doubles, 1 quad, a recreational single and recreational double, and the use of a open water double. We are getting some of this material ready for rowing as it has been in storage at other clubs and needs some attention.
As part of the membership sign up process, you will have to agree to the code of conduct and the waiver/acknowledgement of risk documents when you complete your application. All sales are final: there are no refunds and please note that we have certain expectations in terms of particpants and members knowing how to swim.
To receive the most updated news from False Creek Rowing Club, sign up for our newsletter (a CASL compliant list). Our Newsletter Archive is here. We would also recommend that anyone interested in the rowing scene in British Columbia from regattas throughout the province to development of athletes, officials and coaches please take the time to sign up for the Rowing BC newsletter here: http://rowingbc.ca/stay-connected/
The National Sport Trust Fund (NSTF) is a philanthropic gift-giving program established through the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF) for the development of amateur sport on a national level. The CCPTSF (or as it is sometimes referred to the National Sport Trust Fund) is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) with the Canada Revenue Agency (#88938 6868 RR0001).
The False Creek Rowing Club, through an agreement with the NSTF, is able to provide charitable tax receipts for donations for your contributions to our project. Please use this link (connects to www.sportbc.com) for more details. Paper forms are available here for our project http://sportbc.com/services/national-sport-trust-fund/donors/. To round out our fleet we are looking for a lightweight single, a lightweight double and an inflatable that can carry 8 people. Many thanks for any references you may have for us.
Weather & Tide Links:
- Marine Weather by The Weather Network
- Weather Canada for Vancouver (based out of the Vancouver Airport, in Richmond)
- Weather Channel for Vancouver (based out of Vancouver Airport in Richmond)
- "Web Cam" operated by Kat Kam showing the entrance to False Creek and our launching area: http://www.katkam.ca/
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada Tide Tables
- Jericho Sailing Centre Weather Station
August 2015 - Rowing Lessons
Noise on False Creek?
As part of a program to mitigate noise for the residents of False Creek, particularly early in the morning: the False Creek Rowing Club does not use powered megaphones. We also use four stroke engines (as small as we can safely get away with) and boats that put up the least amount of wake possible. We understand that mornings are special times and we want to keep it that way.
available from RowWest.ca in singlet and uni styles. Add black shorts for the official look. Cloth baseball hats are available at the regatta.