Masters Competitive Team

The Westerville Crew Masters Team is a competitive rowing team for adults ages 21 and over. The program consists of both indoor and outdoor practice. The team primarily competes in sweep rowing events (one oar per rower) but also fields boats in sculling (two oars per rower) when the opportunity presents itself. Competitive big boat rowing enables hardworking athletes to develop into successful individuals both on and off the water. The special nature of rowing, where athletes must work together in order to achieve success enables the formation of strong bonds between the team members not typically seen in other team or individual sports. 

Competitive Adult rowers can start at any age, at any experience level. The goals with Masters rowing are to bring like-minded individuals with a love for rowing together and to provide them an opportunity to participate in the Sport. 

The Master's team typically practices 2 to 3 times a week. They primarily row in the Summer and Fall seasons. Fall races are usually around 3-5,000 meters long, while the summer season is reserved for Sprint racing of 1,000 meters. 

Many Masters rowers also own and compete in privately owned boats while continuing to represent the team. We strongly encourage adults to get involved in whichever ways they can based on time constraints and personal preference. While the team is focused on competitive racing, there are certain social aspects to the Master's team that makes it a special part of the organization. 

We would love to have you come join our Master's team. Please use the "Register/Pay" page to provide your information if you are interested.

Feel free to reach out to Masters Coach Elisa Kreiman masters@westervillecrew.org with any questions or contact our program director Derek Blazo at derek@westervillecrew.org


Masters Programs and Fees in effect March to EOY 2021.

Option 1: Masters Coached Program (March 1 - Dec. 31, 2021)

The club dues will be $500 this year and which includes regatta fees as well. The first payment of $250 will be due April 12th. The second payment of $250 will be due August 16th.

Fees include Masters Instructional Sessions (3 days a week to be determined by the coach), access to the facility during open WRC hours at the JCC, Regatta Fees, Equipment Use  (per WRC Water Safety Guidelines and other Program Guidelines).

The included regattas are as follows:

  • Indy Summer Sprints June 19th

  • Michigan Club Invitational Regatta July 31st

  • Midwest Summer Sprints Championship August 7th

  • Head of the Cuyahoga September 18th

  • Frogtown

  • Hoover - Columbus Fall Classic October 9th

  • Speakmon
     

Extra regatta opportunities to row in Chicago Sprints July 9th, Head of the Charles October 23rd-24th, and Head of the Hooch will be discussed and boats will be formed based on availability, interest, and ability. 
 

Interested rowers and coxswains will need to register for the club using this link: https://www.westervillecrew.org/masters-registration  

 

Everyone will also need to make sure their US Rowing Waiver and membership is updated. A USRA Basic Membership and signed waiver is required of all participants:https://membership.usrowing.org/individual/join. Choose Westerville Crew as the affiliated club. The code is: B7BQF

Option 2: Masters Private Boat Owners Membership (Anytime 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021)
Fees: $250
- Can be done in 1 payment or 2 payments (1st. Due July 13th, 2nd. Payment Due Sept. Oct. 1)
- Fees include Masters Membership (WRC Membership, USRA Insurance), Access to the facility during open WRC hours at the JCC.

This membership is for private shell owners who ONLY wish to use our facilities to launch/recover. Fee does NOT cover coached programs, boat storage, use of team equipment, etc.