Head Up The Creek 2017 will be held on Sunday March 5th, 2017
Mark your calendars! Our annual Head up the Creek regatta is happening Sunday, March 5th. At this regatta we give away cake instead of ribbons.
Approximate hours of the regatta are 7:45am coach/cox/bow person meeting until final races at 1:00PM. Two duplicate flights allow for flexibility in choosing your races. A lot of people row twice! All boat types, including Para Rowing can race! See more information on our Head up the Creek Regatta Page.
Learn to Row program will start back up in the Spring of 2017 - Private Lessons Available Anytime
Due to the lack of daylight hours in the evening, we have suspended our LTR classes until next Spring. You can inquire about private lessons anytime. Please email 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. Fees do not cover the cost of regatta attendance, uniforms or some safety equipment.
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.
We are proud to support our national and provincial associations. All active and social members must purchase Sport membership in Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA). This is $20 and is non-refundable. All social and active members must renew their membership in Rowing BC and RCA prior to April 1 each year.
Active memberships are $450 per year and must be renewed prior to April 1st each year. NEW OPTION: Alternatively, Active members can pay a $40/month recurring fee charged to a credit card via PayPal. In either case, members paying annually must renew their RCA and Rowing BC memberships each year prior to April 1st.
Social memberships are $50 per year, plus RCA and Rowing BC dues. They do not include use of the club's rowing equipment. Owners of private boats and supporters are eligible for this category of membership as are RCA licensed Umpires. Private boat owners must renew by April 1st. Please note that private boat storage fees ($500/year for a single) are in addition to this fee.
Upgrades to Competitive Memberships in RCA and Rowing BC are necessary for those rowing in Junior A & B, Senior A & B, Masters A through J categories at events sanctioned by RCA. The upgrade is presently $50 for existing members of RCA (although this is under review).
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.
Choose the button below to pay for the following (the upper button will take you to the RCA Membership system page for the FCRC):
This button is for purchasing the following types of membership through the Rowing Canada Aviron membrship registration system:
- Social membership + RCA & Rowing BC membership
- Annual Membership paid all at once (must be renewed prior to April 1) + RCA Rowing BC membership
- RCA and Rowing BC membership for those paying by recurring payments through PayPal using the link below
- upgrading from Sport to Competitive Membership
Please note: if you have purchased a membership from RCA in the last few years, you may already have an account on this system. If you do, please use the associated password. If you do not recall the password, please use the password reset function before continuing. If you think you have an acount on the system, you can try the forgot username function to recover it.
Active Membership via Recurring payment ($40 per month) - (button forwards to PayPal for processing)
- Please note that recurring FCRC membership payment should be made after purchasing your Rowing BC and RCA membership (see option 3 above) using the button above and after receiving notification that your membership in that system is approved (you will receive notive via email when that has been completed).
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 Radar (good for predicting rain)
- Weather Satellite photos
- 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.