Following are some frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answer you need, please contact us.
Do I have to be a member to row?
No. Membership for rowing in our programs is optional. You can sign-up as a non-member rower for a slightly higher fee.
Who can be a member?
Membership in LSRC is open to everyone. All members of LSRC pay an annual membership fee which is set by the Board of Directors and applies equally to all members. The annual membership fee is due upon registration and contributes to our operating expenses. Those expenses include our US Rowing Organization membership, rent on the property we use for boats and dock for the coach’s launch, maintenance of equipment, insurance, website, coaching fees, winter equipment storage, and other miscellaneous fees.
In addition to the annual membership fee, there is also a fee for each program session in which you participate. Refer to the registration form for details.
Can I join when the season is already underway?
You can join at any time of the year. There is no prorating of membership fees – the full amount is due regardless of when you join. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st.
Do you have family memberships?
Yes, annual family memberships pay one Family Membership fee which covers all members of a family residing in the same household. Please note that registration and release forms need to be filled out for each participating family member.
What if I want to row but also want to try coxing?
We are always looking for coxswains. Most programs require rowers to rotate as coxswains. You can give it a try (no obligation) and see if you like it. Note that there is no program cost for coxswains, although you will still be required to pay the annual membership fee.
Do you have email notifications of upcoming programs?
Sign up for our MailChimp email list here
What if I can't commit to every day that the program is in session
You could consider sharing a seat with another member rowing part-time. For example, if a program runs Mon,Wed,Fri but you are only able to row on Mon & Wed, you could share a seat with another person that is able to row on Fri. Contact us
and we can work with you to find an arrangement that works. Additionally, if you have a vacation that conflicts with our schedule, you can make up the time on your return.
I only want to row occasionally. Can I do that?
If you are unable to commit to a full session of rowing, you can participate as a substitute, as space allows, at a daily rate. You might also consider joining the Small Boat program
What should I wear?
Snug fitting shorts and shirts are best as loose fitting clothing gets caught in the seat tracks. Bicycle shorts or other compression type shorts are ideal. Short socks and a bottle of water are also advised. It can be breezy or cool on the water, so wear lightweight layers that you can take off when you get warmed up. Sunglasses or a hat are helpful. When launching the boat in the water, water shoes may be more comfortable for you.
Where are you located?
Our boats are stored at 20 Cooper Street in Georges Mills near the public boat launch and across from Goodhue’s Marina. All rowers, please read this important information
about our launch site at Georges Mills.
What if it rains?
We row rain or shine, so dress appropriately. We do not row in thunder/lightning, high winds, or heavy fog.