Senior (18+) Men’s and Women’s Squads

Taster Sessions now open for booking to join our Competitive Squads!

Fancy yourself as an athlete competing with our Squads at National Regattas? Our 2018 Taster Sessions are now available to book! Spaces are available on the following dates and fill up fast so book early to avoid missing out!

  • Saturday 21st July 10:30 – 12:00 (Full)
  • Saturday 18th August 10:30 – 12:00 (Full)
  • Saturday 25th August 10:30 – 12:00 (Full)

New sessions added!

  • Thursday 26th July 18:00 – 20:00
  • Thursday 9th August 18:00 – 20:00

The session will last approx 90 minutes – 2 hours and will involve some technical work on the indoor rowing machines and a trip on the river with experienced rowers.

How to book

Visit our Webcollect Page to book your place. The session is £10 per person. There is no need to attend more than one session as each one is identical. (It isn’t a progressive course)

What to expect on the day

We’ll meet you in-front of the Club to sign you in, each session has a maximum of 12 newbies on it so you’ll start on the Rowing machine indoors with one of our coaches then split into 2 groups to have a go in our biggest boat class, an 8+. There will be a coach along side you in a launch along with at least 2 experienced rowers and an experienced cox. Don’t worry, you’ll be in safe hands!

If you can’t swim, we’ll ask you to wear a life jacket whilst you’re on the water.

What to wear

Wear your usual gym kit but ABSOLUTELY NO baggy clothes. (loose clothing will get stuck in the seat wheels and impede your stroke). We have changing facilities if you need, please ensure you’re ready to go at 10:30 so arrive a little earlier if you want to change at the club.


There is no obligation to sign up for membership after your session, we’re not pushy, you can simply come and try it out before making any decision. If you do have questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact our Captains:

Carl Barker Men’s Captain –

Sophy Nicholson Women’s Captain –

Already an experienced rower?

Contact our Squad Captains with a brief summary of your experience, reasons for wanting to join YCRC and for more information (no need to go through Taster sessions)


Leisure & Progression Group

Our L&P Group are an extension to the men’s and women’s squads and meet regularly for coached sessions on Tuesday & Thursday mornings. Due to popular demand we are currently operating a waiting list of interest which goes well into 2019. For further information you are welcome to pop down to the club any Tuesday or Thursday morning at 9-11am, or contact our membership secretary on


For information on Junior rowing at any time of the year, visit our Junior Squad page or contact our Junior Coordinator on

Subscription rates

Our 2017/2018 subscription information is available here

If you’ve discussed joining with one of our Captains already, you’ll need to apply for membership on the Webcollect page

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