July Calendar UpdatedJune 19, 2017mbrcsite
Junior Learn to Row and team training information has been posted to the calendar. Check out the CALENDAR tab!
Adults can row up to 5 days a week at MBRC.
Small boat focus with Richard
A mix of fitness, racing training and technique with Brenda
Longer rows – usually followed by breakfast!
The Maple Bay junior rowing program is open to boys and girls ages 13-18 (some exception for 12yr olds). The main objectives are to be safe, have fun, learn to row, develop team spirit and learn self-discipline. Our program is made up of students from schools throughout the Cowichan Valley
The program consists of two seasons, fall (sept-dec) and spring (jan-june), which 99% of the members participate in both. The fall season mainly consists of training and improving technique as well as putting together potential crews for the spring, we also compete at a couple island regattas.
The spring season is the busy regatta season, after a short break over Christmas we come back with a little more intensity and commitment. We attend seven major island regattas’, one of which is our own. We also attend the annual Delta Deas Regatta on the mainland at the end of the season. We have in the past sent some of our top rowers to the Canadian High School Rowing Championships in Ontario.
In the summer we offer week long junior learn to row camps which are a great place to get started if you are thinking of joining the program in Sept. The camps allow you to first try the sport out and second give you a huge jump start on the fall program.
Contact the coach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults can learn to row under the guidance of an experienced rower and coach. Over the course of the sessions, new rowers row big boats, including the “eight”, and small boats.
Club members gathered this past Saturday for spring cleaning. Paint was touched up, window frames replaced, gardens weeded, boats tuned up and we even retired some of our older boats. Notably, The Petch (an ancient eight) was removed from the roof and taken away. The club looks great! Thanks to all who helped out.
Our new Learn to Row group has been on the water enough to look like rowers. It’s a big group and we see lots of smiles each time they’re out. It’s exciting to see such a large group and with such great skills already. It’s shaping up to be a great summer of rowing!
Challenge yourself. Learn to row this year. We guarantee you’ll love it!