Masters Rowing

Masters Fall Rowing 2020:

Masters Regular Weekly Practices

Right now, we are working out our Fall program logistics so please check back with us to see if we have to change anything with our current rowing schedule.

Masters Practice Guidelines (Click)

Our current rowing schedule

We are starting team boat sweep and sculling practices.

  • Monday 9/7: 5:30-7:30pm (Team & Sculling); Wednesday 9/9: 6-7:30pm Sculling Only; Saturday 9/12: 7:30-9:30am (Team Sweep & Sculling), Sunday 7:30-9:30am & 9:30-11:30am (Team Sweep & Sculling)

Starting the week of 9/14, we will likely have a consistent schedule that will repeat itself every week.

Possible Schedule:

Monday 5:30-7:30pm (Team Only), Wednesday 6-7:30pm (Team Sweep & Sculling), Saturday 7:30-9:30am (Team & Sculling), Sunday 7:30-9:30am & 9:30-11:30am (Team & Sculling)

Masters Competition

During the 2020 Fall season there will not be competitive Masters head race regattas.  We are planning on having some local/club-wide fun competitions that do not require paid Masters Competition  membership as we have had in the past. 

Normally, if you were interested in competing as a Masters (adult) rower, you would 1) Join the Masters program, and then 2) Join the Masters Competition program.  


The cost for a yearly Masters membership is $305 if you pay by credit card online and $300 if you send a check to Sarah Stafford.  Mail to PO Box 6428 Williamsburg VA 23188

If you would like to compete (must be evaluated by your coach), the cost is an additional $105 paid online or $100 if you send Sarah a check.  

$5 fee explained... We've never added a fee to the rowing season dues; however, we would like to mitigate some of the fees that PayPal charges us to process orders with a credit card.  Over the course of a year, we pay about $2500 in fees.  Thank you for understanding.  The $5 fee is about half of the fee that is charged to the club by PayPal.  WBC will be paying the other half.

Masters Winter Rowing Fitness Training:

December 5-March 5, 2021

Description: Winter training provides an important opportunity for our rowers to maintain the fitness established on the water, build rowing technique with one on one coaching, and add core strength and power.  Programs are tailored to the different levels and ages of rower.

All Virginia Covid-19 policies and procedure for indoor fitness will be followed.

Adult (Masters including U23) - REGISTER - $150

  • Add yourself to the Masters Winter Erging Team

  • Erging and Land Training

  • M, T, W, TH - Fitness & Competition 6-7pm (makeup practice Sat 8-9am) - REGISTER - $150

Masters Spring Rowing:

Typically, our Spring season being the first week of March and runs through the month of May.  You must be a Masters Member to participate with our regular practices.  If you are new to rowing, please sign up for our Learn-to-Row classes so that you can become competent on the water and feel comfortable enough to rowing with others in team boats or scull on your own.

Masters Fall 2020 Learn to Row:

We are currently working on Fall programming.


If you have questions about our Masters/Adult programs, please reach out to...

Wanda Anderson

Masters Representative

Typically, the Learn to Row classes consist of ten outdoor sessions where participants learn the basics of rowing on the water as part of a 4 or 8 person crew. 

​Since we are not yet rowing team boats, our Learn to Row/Scull classes are taking place in singles and doubles instead of 4s and 8s.  A typical schedule is shown below.

The class is open to anyone 18 years or older.  No prior rowing experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim.

  • Spring – 10 Sessions over a 5 week period $205 if you pay by credit card and $200 if you send Sarah Stafford a check.

    • Sundays -​ 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    • Mondays - 5:45 - 7:45 pm

    • Includes a t-shirt & $100 off the Masters Annual Membership Fee when you join.

  • $5 fee explained... We've never added a fee to the LTR dues.  We want to mitigate some of the fees that PayPal charges us to process orders with a credit card.  Over the course of a year, we pay about $2500 in fees.  Thank you for understanding.  The $5 fee is about half of the fee that is charged to the club by PayPal.  WBC will be paying the other half.

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About WBC Masters

WBC has a Masters program that operates year round with rowing sessions daily. Masters are adult rowers with various levels of experience. We welcome alumni from the Junior Program and their parents, college students, former collegiate rowers, and any adults that enjoy being active on the water. However, no experience is necessary to join us. Our Masters 'JOIN' WBC for 1 year at a time starting Jan 1 - Dec 31. Dues are due Jan 1. 

Members have access to our WBC programs.  Rowing members have access to our fleet of boats and all on-water practices once they learn to row.  Learn-to-Row classes are offered to all who are interested in learning to row.  LTR is typically ten sessions, 2 days/week for 5 weeks, of classes that will prepare you to participate in the club. The class is a prerequisite for rowing on the water with the club to ensure all safety precautions are met. If you already know how to row, you will just need to discuss your experience with the coach who will determine whether or not you would need to attend the Learn to Row classes.


As a member you can pursue further development of your rowing skills as well as move onto a performance group to increase the workout intensity and the opportunity to race in Regattas.

Rowing has been proven beneficial for all ages because of the cardiovascular workout with low-impact for your joints. It provides a workout for your whole body, improving muscle tone, and increasing lean body mass.

Masters row at Chickahominy Riverfront Park and offer various levels of membership, depending on whether you want competitive rowing, sculling, or simply relaxed fitness. Race opportunities are available, however you are not required to race to be a member of the club.

Want to know more? Send us a note and someone will reach out to you.

iCrew Instructions

  • In order to see your practice sessions show up in you iCrew Attendance Plan, you have to make sure the correct TEAMS are in your profile.  After logging in, either on your phone or on the computer, click the TEAMS tab and Add the correct TEAM(s) to your profile.  Make sure you Save the page if it asks and then look at your attendance plan and you will see the practices populated in that page.

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