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If you think skimming aerodynamically over the water under your own muscle power would be a blast, then rowing is for you. 

It’s all balance, timing and teamwork.  Slipping into a boat and pulling solo or with friends develops muscle power, endurance and great friendships. 

Rowing is a fun way to get to know yourself and others.

~ Ray Lambert, 2006

What started as a transportation method in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, has
since turned into one of America’s favorite sports - rowing. Rowing is the first team
sport contested in the U.S.
 and continues to be a popular competitive sport among
many schools. 

Did you know some physiologists say rowing in a 2,000-metre race requires the same level of work as playing two basketball games back-to-back? Or that astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was a coxswain? 

Slip into a shell and discover the magic of rowing on the Ottawa!

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Adult Rowing 

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Give Rowing a try!
Purchase a Learn-2-Row pass ($20) & join us for one 60 minute sessions of rowing.

Date / time:  to be arranged individually. Contact Stuart Craig 

The lesson fee will be applied to your membership should you choose to join rowing.

Weekly Rowing

Scheduled Club Rowing

  • Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:30 am (weather permitting).
    Please contact Stuart for additional information.

  • Members have access to the boats at all other times for non-scheduled rowing

Our Boats

There are 6 club boats:

  • 1 quad scull (4-person sculling shell)

  • 1 straight four (4-person sweep shell)

  • 4 double sculls (2-person sculling shells). 

Use of non-DRYTC (privately owned) single shells can be arranged for capable rowers.

Rowing FAQ

How do I become a member?

Joining the club is done online via our registration page. DRYTC offers several types of memberships including Adult, Family (two adults and two kids), Student, etc. To join the Club, please follow the link in the menu or on the Membership page.

Are you running junior programs in 2023?

Yes, in 2023 we are running junior programs in sailing, tennis and pickleball! Youth do not need to be a member to register for summer programs.

Can I pay my registration by cheque?

If it is not possible to pay your registration by credit card, please send an email too to make arrangements to provide a check as payments

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