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Covid-19 Response

Due to the continued developments of the COVID-19 outbreak, BRC will be following USRowing's guidelines as well as county, state, and federal health guidelines to suspend in-person, large group operations. Although there will be no on-water coached practices in big sweep boats, BRC Masters may still:

  • At-home workouts will be provided by your head coach
  • Rent a BRC erg
  • Sign out 1-person shells (or 2-person shells if you live in the same household) if you've passed a Flip Test with one of our coaches present
  • Row in your own personally-owned boat
  • Sign up for Private Lessons

All club equipment must be wiped with the available disinfectant wipes. This includes oar handles, gunwales, shed handles; anyplace anyone may touch.

Masters Sweep Rowing

Masters who are interested in sweep rowing with a team have a few options available to them:

  • Participate in coordinated/coached sessions
    • Date/Times may vary, but will be indicated in advance on the sign-up sheet and may be adjusted based on coach/coordinator availability.
  • Check out BRC boats for use outside of coordinated/coached sessions
    • Coached programming gets equipment priority, but Masters Sweep Passholders can use equipment at any time provided that they:
      • Pass a Flip Test with an approved coach
      • Have a current USRowing waiver
      • Use the Boat Sign Out system to reserve a date/time for any boat you want to take out
  • Participate in regattas with the team, if they so desire.
    • Those meeting the Competitive A-Boat Standards are seated together
    • Those holding full-season passes (January-June or July-December) have priority seating over 1/10-Class Passholders.
  • Use BRC's ergs in Riverside Athletic Club for group sessions when a coordinated on-water session is moved indoors due to inclement weather
  • In order to sweep race under BRC's banner, all athletes need to have a current Masters Pass.

Volunteer Commitment

To better share the tasks that enable us to row on the water, full-season Passholders must do 1 of the following:

  • Sign-up at least once every 4 weeks to:
    • Cox
    • Drive a launch
    • Take video from the launch
  • Serve as a Masters Coordinator for the whole season:
    • Make sure there is a coxswain for needed sessions
    • Seats are filled
    • Communicate between coaches and rowers
    • Track/Manage volunteer commitments
      • If you have signed up to volunteer but the session is moved indoors due to weather, you will receive credit for the session.
  • Pay an opt-out fee of $150 per season
    • The opt-out fee will show up an as option when you register.
    • Masters who have not met their volunteer commitments by the end of the season will be assessed a pro rata fee for the number of missed volunteer sessions.

      • Pre-Season Meeting

        March 3, 2020
        7:30p - 8:30p
        Riverside Athletic Club

    1/10 Class Passes

    • These are alternative, lower cost options for experienced sweep rowers
    • 10-Class passholders may row in the coordinated sessions with coordinator/coach approval
    • 10-Class passholders may participate in regattas if asked by a coordinator/coach, but Full-Season Masters Sweep passholders have first priority.

    What if I use up my 10 rows but still want to row? You can convert the 10-Class Pass to a Full-Season Masters Sweep Pass at any time before the end of the season by paying an additional $175. The spring season ends on June 30 and the fall season ends on December 31. However, the Full-Season Masters Sweep Pass will only run through the end of that season.

    What if I want to buy a second 10-Class Pass instead of converting to a Full-Season Masters Sweep Pass? You can do that, but if you carry it over from one season to the next, you cannot convert it into a Full Masters Pass for the second season. At that point you may keep buying 10 Row Passes or pay full price for a Full Masters Pass.

    What if I become ill and do not use up my 10 rows by the end of the season (January-June or July-December) – can I carry them over? Yes, you can carry them over until the end of the calendar year. If you buy a 10-Class Pass in the fall and do not use it, you cannot carry the rows over past December 31.

    If I fill a seat at the Masters Coordinator’s request, does that count toward my 10 rows? Yes. The only exception is if you are filling a seat in a Learn to Row or Developmental class (which you can do as many times as you’d like).

    If I drive to the mill to scull and decide to erg instead due to rain, does that count toward my 10 rows? Yes. Erg sessions count the same as rows.

    If I participate in a regatta does that count as one of my 10 rows? Yes.

    Current Offerings

    2020 Coached Masters Fall

    September 1 - October 31

    5 Sessions/Week, Pick Up to 3/Week to Attend:

    AM Tuesdays 7:00a - 9:00a
    PM Tuesdays 6:30p - 8:30p

    AM Thursdays 7:00a - 9:00a
    PM Thursdays 6:30p - 8:30p

    AM Saturdays 7:00a - 9:00a

    2020 Coached Summer Sculling

    July 1 - August 31

    7:00a - 9:00a

    6:30p - 8:30p

    7:00a - 9:00a

    2020 January - June Masters Pass

    January 1 - June 30

    6:30p - 8:30p

    7:30a - 9:30a

    2020 10-Class Pass

    This allows an experienced rower to "drop-in" on 10 existing coordinated/coached sessions with advanced notification to the Masters Coordinator.

    2020 1-Class Pass

    This allows an experienced rower to "drop-in" on a single existing coordinated/coached session with advanced notification to the Masters Coordinator.

    To Register
    Create an Account or Sign In and look for "Passes".

    Contact Us

    What Happens Next?

    You can continue building your sweep rowing skills in future Masters Sweep programs.

    If you are interested in sculling, you can take a Learn to Scull class or sign-up for 1-on-1 Private Lessons.
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