Come Row With Us.
Getting fit, having fun, making mates, and winning races are what we're all about. Whether you're looking for an activity to keep you fit outside of work or one of your goals is to row for New Zealand one day, we'll help get you there. With our full-time Director of Rowing and our star volunteer coaches, we're here to support you along your journey.
We couldn't be here without the efforts of our volunteers. Our efforts are supported by a strong rowing school parents support group which draws and encourages the support of our member’s families into the sport in a number of ways, including coaching, regatta officials, committee members, fundraising events, and more. When you join rowing, it's not just a sport, but a lifestyle. Come join our family of rowers.
Are you attending Whanganui Highschool School?
High school students attending Whanganui High School (WHS) row with us at AWRC. Whether this is your first time in a rowing boat or you're an experienced rower, we have a crew for you. Click the button below to learn more about our School Rowing.
If you are graduated from
high-school and looking to row casually or competitively, you could be a Club Rower.
Every rower is classified according to ability into one of five classes: Novice, Intermediate, Club, Senior, and Premier. (Classes listed in order of increasing ability from lowest to highest). Interested in Club Rowing? Click the button below to learn more.
You could row as a Masters if you are over the age of 27.
A Masters Rower is a person who is over the age of 27 and has (a) either rowed previously or (b) learnt to row as an adult. Masters rowing can be highly competitive or undertaken for general fitness and fun. Click the button below to learn more.
What do you get for your membership fee?
- Full-year membership
- Coach Support
- Training Programs
- Use of selected AWRC equipment and plant
- Utility cost of running the Boatshed
- Free gym usage and gym equipment maintenance
- Ability to speak at the executive meetings to support the development of the Club
- Opportunity to be involved with a large age range of friendly athletes and supporters.
- Coach Boat Fuel & Maintenance
- Accounting Fees
What is NOT included:
- Regatta fees
- Transport costs to and from a regatta for yourself and the plant
- Accommodation at away regattas
- Personnel racing uniform