** Please note, as of January 1, 2020, our fee schedule has changed. There will no longer be a membership charge, instead participants will pay a flat fee for whatever services they are receiving (programs, rentals, storage, etc.) See below for the updated schedule.

Adult Rowing Programs

Holyoke Rows is committed to reaching beyond the traditional rowing population to make passive river recreation accessible to the entire community. We offer a wide range of programs for adults, regardless of your experience. We welcome newcomers or anyone who wants to jump back in a boat!  We also offer opportunities for rowers of all levels to compete in regattas throughout the season.

Experienced Sweep Rowing (Masters)

If you have ever rowed before you are eligible to join our adult evening sweep program. We are a mixed group of men and women of all ages, fitness levels and skills. We love new folks so don’t worry if it takes you a while to get back up to speed, we are very patient!

Days & Times: 

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:15pm and Saturday mornings 7:30 to 9:00am.

2020 Session Dates:

Spring Masters:         March 15 – May 31                   $220

Summer Masters:     June 1 – August 31                   $260

Fall Masters:              September 1 – October 30       $180  

Winter Erging

Heading indoors in the winter means more time to pay attention to body mechanics, drive sequence, and building strength and speed. Everyone is welcome, equipment provided.

Days & Times: 

To try to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule, masters are welcome during dragon boat sessions and vice versa.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7pm and on Saturdays from 7:30am to 9am. (Masters Rowers)

Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7:30 pm. (Dragon Boaters)

2019 – 2020 Session Dates:

December 3 to February 1         $125

Beginners Sweep Class (4 or 8 people per boat)

This is a 4 week class that meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.   At the end of this class you can 1), follow it up with our intermediate class or 2), if you feel up to it and with coaches permission, jump to masters rowing.

Days & Times: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30pm – 7:15pm

2019 Session Dates: 

Session 1      May 13 – June 7 (11 classes, no class 5/27)  $100

Session 2     July 8 – August 2 (12 classes)  $100

Intermediate Sweep Class

This a 3 week class that meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. At the end of this class you’ll be ready to join masters rowing.

Days & Times: 

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm – 7:15pm

Saturday 7:30am – 9am

2019 Session Dates: 

Session 1     June 11 – June 29 (9 classes)       $75

Session 2   August 6 – August 24 (9 classes)  $75

Beginners Sculling Class (1 or 2 people per boat)

This year we are offering a 3 week beginners sculling class. It will run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 17 to July 5 and to try to accommodate as many people as possible, it is running both in the morning and evening (morning time may be adjusted if needed to work around work schedules).

Days & Times: 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

mornings: 6am – 7:30am and/or evenings: 5:30pm – 7pm.

2019 Session Dates: 

June 17 to July 5     $75

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