Masters

SDRC – Masters Rowing Programs

SDRC is set up for men and women to train year-round whether they are just learning to row or have decades of rowing experience.

LEARN TO ROW

Learn to Row classes are for people new to rowing or who feel they need a refresher.

Those who have prior rowing experience or have taken classes at other clubs may request an override from the Director of Rowing or an SDRC Coach into the appropriate program.

  1. To become a member you must complete Scull I and Scull II.
  2. To participate in the Novice Rowing Program you must be a member and complete Sweep I.
  3. To participate in a competitive coached program you must have participated in the Novice Rowing program for 6+ months.

Upcoming Classes


MEMBERS – PRIVATE Rowers

Those who row on their own time, not in a scheduled or coached program.

  1. Use of club equipment is limited to non-race equipment.
  2. May request an override from the Director of Rowing to use race equipment.

DEVELOPMENT & NOVICE ROWING – Coach: Leslie Smith

Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00-7:00am, $150/qtrrec

This is a year-round program with a focus on improving fitness and rowing technique in a group setting that promotes the enjoyment of the sport.

  1. The Novice Rowing program is for those new to rowing who have completed Learn To Row Scull I & II and Sweep I
  2. Those with little rowing experience.
  3. Focus is on technique and fitness.
  4. Use of equipment is limited to non-race equipment.

RECREATIONAL ROWING TEAM

Tue, Thu 6:30-8pm, Sat 7:30-9:00am Sun 7:30-9:30amrec

This is a year-round program with a focus on improving fitness and rowing technique in a group setting that promotes the enjoyment of the sport.

  1. This co-ed, un-coached program is for recreational rowers.
  2. It is a self-organized program with emphasis on improving rowing skills and fitness level.
  3. Attendance is not mandatory. Racing at local regattas is optional.

COMPETITIVE WOMEN’S TEAM (5-7am)

Head Coach: Patrick Kington

Tue, Thu, Sat 5-7am, $210/qtr

  1. mens boatCo-ed with a focus on technique, fitness and competition.
  2. Good technical ability and fitness as well as coachability (do you listen, can you make changes), good sportsmanship, attitude and team participation are essential.
  3. Focus is on refinement of rowing technique and skills; development of sport specific training, learning to seat race, erg testing and increased racing skills.
  4. Participation must be approved by the coach.
  5. The team competes in regattas regionally, as well as San Diego Crew Classic, Head of the Charles, Masters Nationals and others.

COMPETITIVE MEN’S TEAM (5-7am)

Head Coach: Patrick Kington

Assistant Coach: Chris Callaghan

Mon,Wed, Sat 7-9am, $210/qtr

  1. mens boatCo-ed with a focus on technique, fitness and competition for those retired or not wanting to row so early.
  2. Good technical ability and fitness as well as coachability (do you listen, can you make changes), good sportsmanship, attitude and team participation are essential.
  3. Focus is on refinement of rowing technique and skills; development of sport specific training, learning to seat race, erg testing and increased racing skills.
  4. Participation must be approved by the coach.
  5. The team competes in regattas regionally, as well as San Diego Crew Classic, Head of the Charles, Masters Nationals and others.

JEDI TEAM (7-9am)

Head Coach: Patrick Kington

Tues, Thurs 7-9am, $150/qtr

  1. mens boatWe like to rowing the light!
  2. Co-ed with a focus on technique, fitness and competition for those retired or not wanting to row so early.
  3. Good technical ability and fitness as well as coachability (do you listen, can you make changes), good sportsmanship, attitude and team participation are essential.
  4. Focus is on refinement of rowing technique and skills; development of sport specific training, learning to seat race, erg testing and increased racing skills.
  5. Participation must be approved by the coach.
  6. The team competes in regattas regionally, as well as San Diego Crew Classic, Head of the Charles, Masters Nationals and others.

Additional expenses for race entries fees, trailer fees and travel to regattas are expected. For multi-day races, all efforts will be made by a Race Coordinator to arrange for a block of hotel rooms.

Race entries and boat selections

  1. Coaches are in charge of all boating’s and entries.
  2. All race entries will race as SDRC in SDRC colors and uniforms.

Coxswain costs

  1. Coxswains do not pay membership or competitive program fees.
  2. Coxswains pay their own travel expenses; the club does not cover their costs.
  3. If rowers want to pay for any of their coxswain’s costs they must make those arrangement among themselves.

Coach’s travel expenses

Airfare and hotel cost (in a shared room) will be included in rower’s trailer fees to HOCR, Nationals and races where at least 20 rowers will be racing.

Race deadlines

  1. 4 weeks prior to race – rowers are fully committed. Some races will be months ahead of time.
  2. 3 weeks prior to race – coach will submit entries, boat/equipment requests to Director of Rowing and SDRC Captain. (If there’s no coach, a single point of contact)
  3. 2 weeks prior to race – Director of Rowing & Captain will determine equipment and trailer plans.

2020 Race Schedule:

January 25 San Diego Indoor Classic   San Diego, CA

April 4,5 San Diego Crew Classic San Diego, CA

May 9 Gold Rush Regatta Lake Natoma (Sacramento)

July TBD SW Masters Regionals Long Beach

August 13-16 US Masters Nationals Oakland, CA Lake Merritt

October 17-18 Head of the Charles     Boston, MA

October 25 Row for the Cure San Diego, CA

November 15 San Diego Fall Classic San Diego, CA

December 6 Christmas Regatta   Long Beach, CA