Learn to Row (18+)

For those interested in taking up a new sport with a view to rowing and competing with our senior squads, our primary intake is in June/July and the Development Squad, starting in August each year.

If you are keen to learn to row please email the development squad coordinator Liz at and we will let you know when  we will next be opening to novice rowers.

There is no obligation to sign up for membership after your session or a learn to row course, 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 us.


We are always on the lookout for coxes across all of the squads, and aim to integrate new starters into the experienced squads throughout the season. If you fancy using your leadership and communication (rather than fitness) skills to help a crew achieve their full potential, whether you are an experienced cox or wanting to try it out, email Liz Porte, the Development Squad Coordinator

Senior (18+) Men’s and Women’s Squads

Our senior squads aim to compete locally and nationally, and train on the water at the weekend throughout the year, with land training taking place on weekday evenings – weekday water outings are also possible in the long summer evenings!

Our main intake into the senior squads is through the summer, with the rowing season beginning in September each year.

If you are an experienced rower moving to York and/or returning to the sport, please contact our Squad Captains at any point in the year 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 is an extension to the men’s and women’s squads and we meet regularly for coached sessions on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, with many rowers taking to the water on other weekday mornings.We operate a waiting list for beginners needing to learn to row, but if you can already row well then you may be able to start straight away.For more information contact:Nick Hazel, L&P Coordinator –


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 current 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