New Members

New members of all abilities are welcomed at Maidenhead Rowing Club, from the experienced athlete to the complete beginner, as well as those who just wish to enjoy the vibrant social scene. The active rowing and sculling membership ranges in age from about 12 to over 70, with equal numbers of men and women. The only restriction for new active members is that you must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing.

The club rows all year round (river conditions permitting) with regular land training sessions as well as training on the water. There are a range of different squads to choose from to suit any ambition, from those who want to row for recreational pleasure to those who want to compete for medals at Henley Royal Regatta and the National Championships.

For further information on the Club look here and the Rowing menu at the top has information on each squad.

For those who have never rowed before, our Learn2Row course is run every year.

Juniors:

Maidenhead Rowing Club is also part of  'Project Oarsome', a national scheme to encourage rowing clubs to work with local schools to promote the sport of rowing. There is currently a large and thriving junior squad enjoying lots of success and having a lot of fun!

Junior places are restricted: for the latest information send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rowing Membership Categories:

Members in every category of rowing membership shall have the full use of the club house for social and other purposes, boats and land training facilities, including as coxswain or as coach. Junior Alumnus Rowing members shall only have such rights during university or college vacations or holidays.

Adult Rowing Membership: Full members may not be less than 18 years old and have the right to vote at general meetings of the Club.
Full-time students or under 23 year olds (at 1st Sept) qualify for a discounted rate under this membership category (proof of student status/age is required). 

Junior Rowing Membership: This has the same benefits as Senior membership, but are not full members and have no voting rights.  Parents of junior members, who are not members themselves, are welcome to use the clubroom and bar areas if opting to wait while their child's training session takes place. 

Junior Alumni Rowing Membership: This has the same benefits as Senior membership, but are not full members and have no voting rights. To qualify they must be in full-time tertiary education away from Maidenhead and its local area and have previously been for at least two years either (i) a Junior Rowing member of the Club or (ii) a member of Claires Court School Boat Club.

Temporary Rowing Membership: Individuals who have not been a member of the Club in any category for at least two years prior to applying, apply online for the right to the use of the club house, boats and land training facilities for not more than one month on a trial basis with a view to committing to another category of membership.  Temporary Rowing members do not have the right to vote at general meetings of the Club. No charge is made.

Guest Rowing membership: Any individual who, being a member of another rowing club, is a visitor to Maidenhead and has the permission of the Captain to use the club house, boats and land training facilities for not more than two weeks.  Guest Rowing members do not have the right to vote at general meetings of the Club. No charge is made.

Non-Rowing Membership Categories:

Non-rowing members shall have the full use of the club house for social purposes but shall not have the use of boats or the right to vote at general meetings of the Club or be eligible to serve as Officers or on the Committee, except for Adult Squad Coxing and Coaching members who have the right to vote at general meetings of the Club.

Associate Membership: This is a social membership for age 18 and above which allows you to take advantage of preferential bar prices whenever it is open, hire the function room at the members' reduced rate, and bring up to 3 guests with you at any one time, including to selected club functions throughout the year. 
Parents whose children row with the junior squad may take advantage of a discounted rate if taking out this membership for themselves.

Land Rower Membership: This has the same benefits as Associate membership plus use of the weights and ergo room. 

Adult Squad Cox/Coach: This has the same benefits as Associate membership, for those interested in coxing, coaching, or driving safety boats.

Junior Squad Cox/Coach: This has the same benefits as Associate membership, for those interested in assisting Junior Rowing members, subject to the prior approval of the Junior Squad Captain, in coxing, coaching, or driving safety boats. 

 

What Next?

For anyone considering becoming a member, there is an open invitation to come and have a tour of the facilities and chat to one of the committee members about rowing at Maidenhead. The best times to come down are Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 8pm, or Saturday and Sunday mornings after 10am, or alternatively, contact the club captain to arrange a specific date and time. See contacts page for details.

Experienced rowers looking to join a squad will be introduced to the relevant squad captain or coach.

If you have never rowed before then the Learn to Row course is compulsory on the grounds of safety. Visit the Learn2Row page for further details.