Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club

Masters Competitive

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The Masters Competitive Program provides structure and encouragement for WRRA members with a minimum one year of prior rowing experience (or Head Coach exemption) who desire to participate in competitive rowing. Outcomes include an improvement of the technical skills and physical condition of rowers in the program; and increased recognition of WRRA as effective competitors at local, regional, and national rowing competitions.

This intensive 29 week sweep rowing program incorporates three organized practices on the water per week led by WRRA Masters Head Coach Kirk Lang, with the understanding that participants will devote themselves to 2-3 additional training sessions per week through erging, sculling, strength training or other forms of cross-training. Assistant Coaches will be working with the Masters team 1-2 times a week throughout the season.

The 2017 Masters Competitive Program will include team benchmarks. Team members are expected to complete a 20 minute and/or 1K erg test. Erg scores will be submitted to the WRRA Masters Head Coach along with weight and age by April 30th . Please refer to 2017 WRRA Masters Team Benchmarks document (Document to be sent out by the Masters Head Coach to any interested in joining).

All rowers in the program are given the opportunity to participate in tryouts. Racing lineups will be designed by the WRRA Masters Head Coach to make the most competitive boats possible. Participation in races is determined by several factors including seat race performance, benchmarks, attendance, and attitude.

The Masters Competitive program fees include paid coxing for practices. The registration cost is based on 14 weeks of 12 coxed practices (for the team) per week. The program fee does not cover additional expenses associated with races such as registration, lodging, away-regatta coxswain payment, or truck rental/gas for the trailer.

2017 Masters Rowing Program Guidelines (PDF)

Program Dates

Coaching will be available from April 10 - November 2, with practice times currently set as:

(Note: 1st week is pre-season erg workout and individual goal setting; on-the- water practice begins April 17th)

Women: Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:10 p.m., and Saturdays at variable morning times

Men: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:10 p.m., and Saturdays at variable morning times

Regattas

Each year, WRRA sends competitive men's and women's crews to as many as a dozen away regattas during the spring, summer and fall. Competing against other club crews can be a rewarding experience and a great way to test your skills as a rower. Away regatta participation is open to any WRRA member with more than one year of rowing experience and/or Head Coach recommendation.

2017 Regatta Schedule

Spring "Sprints" TBD
 
Fall Season "Head Race" TBD
 

* = Select Boats Only
 

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in away Regattas contact: Head Coach, Kirk Lang at kirk.lang@gmail.com

  Half Season Registration

Program Cost

2017 Masters Competitive program package, with WRRA general membership, annual facility assessment + General Sweeps fee: $924

Masters COMP fees + general sweeps only (for rowers in other programs who have paid WRRA general membership & annual facility assessment: $506 

Note:  Sales tax (8%) along with a convenience fee of $1.25 will be added to each transaction.  Other registration service provider (ActiveNet) fees are included in the program cost.

Payment plan information,Waivers, Payment & Refund policy, Membership Application / Agreement 

Note: Registration for the Masters COMP program automatically includes enrollment in General Sweeps, which is required in order to participate in the program.

Payment plan information

Note: Registration for the Masters COMP program automatically includes enrollment in General Sweeps, which is required in order to participate in the program.

Regatta fees will be assessed separately on a race by race basis. 

For questions regarding joining the team, contact: kirk.lang@gmail.com 

For program information, contact: sweeps@westernreserverowing.com

For registration and fee information, contact: membership@westernreserverowing.com