Adult/Senior/Masters Rowing

We have rowing available to both experienced adults and those that are new to rowing.

New: False Creek Rowing Club U23/competitive masters program

Are you an athlete returning from university for the summer looking to continue your training?
Are you university grad looking to continue your rowing career?
Are you a performance driven athlete looking to try  a new sport?
Are you looking for a positive and friendly community where you’ll meet like minded people?

False Creek Rowing Club is now offering a competitive U23/competitive masters program.

The summer program offers:
Coached training sessions four mornings a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 5:45am – 8:00am
Independent rowing with planned workouts 2-3 times a week
Independent rowing outside of these times as athletes desire following coaches approval.
You don’t have to be under 23 to join, just willing to train hard!


We have multiple ways to row as a member:

  • Competitive Masters+U23 (for rowers with more than one season of experience who are interested in competing or training at a high level)
    • Group will have a structured program training up for the Cascadia regatta 
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday @6am
    • Members must arrive and be ready to go do a warmup (bring runners) by 5:45am 
    • Coach will assign crews as appropriate for racing and group
    • Racing is not required but recommended
  • Sport and recreation rowing (for rowers with at least one season of experience rowing)
    • Not structured 
    • Similar to our current rows
    • Monday/Wednesday @6pm; Saturday @8am; Sunday @7:30am (rowers will hotseat from 6am crew on sundays)
    • Current pricing structure
  • Novice (For rowers with less than one season of rowing experience):
    • Saturday @8am and Wednesday @6:30pm
    • More directed coaching attention to help with skills

Those who know the waterway well, and have demonstrated themselves as capable rowers, are free to arrange independent rows to row outside of coached rows.

We have a range of equipment that members have access to. Ranging from racing singles, to more stable boats that can withstand a few ocean waves. As a club, we almost exclusively scull.

We are a small and growing club and, with the exception of our coaches, are a volunteer run organization. Joining False Creek means joining an active and engaged group of people who are enthusiastic about creating a welcoming, diverse, and safe community. We organize informal social events, and hold regular maintenance sessions over the summer where members get a chance to learn more about maintaining equipment, and help with regular compound maintenance.

If you are interested in joining, contact us for more information. We offer 2 free member rows to try us out if you are an experienced rower that is up to date on Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fees.


Experienced Membership fee structure for April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024

Option 1: One annual payment of $800 (plus $46.25 for RCA and Rowing BC fees). This does start to reduce later in the season starting June 1st. Joining is through the Rowing Canada Aviron membership registration system – you will need to use (or create) your RCA Membership number.

  • Joining prior to June 1st, 2023: $846.25 total due
  • Joining in June, 2023: $746.25
  • Joining in July 2023: $646.25
  • Joining in August 2023: $546.25
  • Joining in September 2023: $446.25
  • Joining in October 2023: $346.25
  • Joining in November 2023 until March 31st, 2024: $246.25

Option 2: Pay by installments. The total annual cost depends on the month you join. You can cancel membership anytime. Please use the RCA Registration page here for this program.

For the first month, the cost will be $400 + $46.25 Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron Membership Fee.

If you join before the end of May, then for the next 4 following months, a payment of $125 will be due on the 1st of each month. If you join in June, there will be 3 additional monthly payments of $125. If you join in July, there will be 2 additional monthly payments of $125.

The total aggregate annual fee you will pay under option 2:

  • $946.25 if joining before June 1st, 2023
  • $821.25 if joining in June 2023
  • $696.25 if joining in July 2023
  • Because the pricing becomes more consistent with the “Annual paid in advance” membership prorated cost we do not offer membership paid by installments in August or later.

Novice fee structure for April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024

  • FCRC Learn-to-row graduates: $95/month (+Rowing Canada fees)
  • Other novices: $125/month (+Rowing Canada fees)

Other forms of membership

Social membership – participate in our social events, support the community without rowing.