Thank you for expressing an interest in membership of CLSARC. If you want to speak to someone before considering joining the club then you can speak to any club official. You can use the contact links at the bottom of this page or come down to the club in person.

You also might want to consider doing a learn to row course first, to see if rowing is the sport for you. See our learn to row page for details.

What does it cost to be a member of our club?

Our membership fees are made up of two parts:

  • Annual membership fee, which is paid in full when you join the club, and each September for existing members.
  • For rowing members, an additional monthly subscription fee is due, which is collected by direct debit.

The current fees for 2023-24 are:

TypeMembership eligibilityAnnual membership feeMonthly subscription fee
Junior (rowing)Full rowing membership for individuals who are eligible to row at BR Junior Level. Includes single named parent membership.£ 36.00£ 14.00
Adult (rowing)Full rowing membership for individuals over the age of 18 years.£ 36.00£ 18.00
Student (rowing)Full rowing membership for individuals over the age of 18 years who are in full time education.£ 36.00£ 4.50
Family (rowing)Up to two adults plus any full-time students or juniors, living at the same address.£ 72.00£ 32.00
Coach / club officer (non-rowing)Non-rowing membership for any coach or club officer who acts voluntarily to support the club.£ 36.00
Active volunteer (non-rowing)Non-rowing/participation membership for any individual who committee approve in a non-committee voluntary position to support the aims and objectives of the club.£ 36.00
Racking feeOne boat per rowing member (junior or adult) up to two per family membership£ 6.25 per seat

The club requires all members to join British Rowing This provides two essential benefits – specialist rowing personal insurance and, depending on the membership taken, ability to compete in British Rowing affiliated events across England and Wales. See British Rowing Membership Types for more details.

Link to the membership forms can be found at the top of this page.

Regatta fees

Regatta fees vary between £5 per seat to £14 per seat based upon junior / senior age groups and the individual regatta organisers costs. Smaller clubs typically charge less than larger clubs and national events cost more than local events.

A trailerage fee of £5 per person competing is also charged for Northern Region events. Charges for other events will be made available once you have joined the club.

There is also a £20 refundable deposit that must be paid by every member who wants to compete in regattas. This will be returned when the member leaves the club, or no longer wants to compete.

Fees are paid by the club prior to race entry and members are expected to pay their entry fee within two weeks of invoices being issued, failure to do so causes major cash flow problems for the club.