Gliding on the Ottawa River, passing beneath the Parliament Buildings, in front of the Museum of Civilization, past the Rideau Canal and the Rideau Falls, meeting the Gatineau River and going around Kettle Island are all parts of the masters rowing experience at the Ottawa Rowing Club.  If fitting in 6-12 workouts a week around family and work isn’t a possibility but you still want to improve your rowing skill, get some killer workouts in on the water and compete in regattas, the masters program may be a perfect fit!

An annual masters membership is offered.

Practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm and on Saturdays at 9:00am. Rowers should be ready at least 10 minutes before practice times.

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Previous experience required:

Recreational, Competitive or past experience at the ORC or other club.

Ages: 18+ years


The masters membership fee includes HST.  The program fee does not include Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fee of $45, which must be paid separately when registering.  The program fee does not include expenses related to regatta competition.  Such expenses can include regatta entry fees, transportation, accommodation, trailering fees and transaction fees and these fees are paid in addition to the masters membership. Rowers must also purchase and compete in an ORC uniform.

Masters rowers may compete at the Independence Day Regatta, Henley Masters, Head of the Rideau, Head of the Charles, RowOntario Masters, Canadian Masters, Head of the Madawaska and/or Head of the Charles.

Annual Fee


The program fee includes HST.  The program fee does not include Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fee of $45, which must be paid separately when registering. The program fee does not include expenses associated with regatta participation, such as entry fees, travel and trailering fees.  Regatta expenses are in addition to the program fee.