Welcome to the Louisville Rowing Club!
The Louisville Rowing Club (LRC) is excited that you're interested in the growing sport of rowing! The LRC consists of members of all skill levels, ages 14 and up, who enjoy rowing sweep and scull boats on the Ohio River.
We do recommend that you take lessons through the club or elsewhere prior to joining or as your introduction to the club. This provides you with the opportunity to get some first-hand experience with the sport, which will help you decide if rowing is something you really want to pursue.
The LRC offers a variety of rowing experiences: introductory lessons, recreational workouts in teams with fellow members, leisurely weekend group outings, single and double sculling, as well as competitive racing at regattas.
THE WAY THE CLUB WORKS
The LRC has an active Board of Directors who oversee the operations of the club's two boathouses. The board is currently working to develop the club further and promote rowing in the Kentuckiana area.
Volunteers handle the primary operations and maintenance of the boathouses, so we request everyone's help and cooperation to ensure a good experience for everyone. We are always looking for suggestions, so please feel free to ask questions and get involved.
At the LRC, safety is our top priority all times. For that reason, we have certain club rules to ensure that the equipment is handled properly and safely. A copy of the rules is provided to each member and posted at each boathouse.
BOATHOUSE ORIENTATION AND SAFETY
Upon joining the club, make sure you get a boathouse orientation to familiarize you with all the equipment. A general skill level will be assigned to you based on your experience and comfort level with the boats on the water -- particularly with the single and double sculls, which are more challenging than other boats. We don't want to limit anyone's enjoyment of the sport, but we do want to ensure that no one attempts to row a boat beyond his or her skill level, both for club members' safety as well as that of the equipment. Water and weather conditions can change very quickly, and depending on how much experience you've had out on the water, this poses potentially dangerous problems. The club provides life jackets and, as necessary, a safety launch.MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTIONS
All membership applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and may be changed or disallowed. Any exceptions to the dues categories must be approved by the Board.
Any person may apply for help with dues under a hardship waiver. This is held in confidence and must be submitted for review by the Board of Directors.
The club makes every effort to make it enjoyable and easy for everyone to row. See you on the water!
TAKING BOATS OUT
Because of the varying skill levels of rowers, we ask that beginner and novice rowers practice the buddy system while on the water. Club boats are available for all members in good standing who've followed the proper scheduling procedure. Private boats are stored at both boathouses and are not to be used without the express permission of the boat owners. All club boats are marked with a "Louisville Rowing Club" Decal. There's a lot more to discover about the LRC and rowing. So come out to the boathouse and experience for yourself the great fun and exercise available on the Ohio River.
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Click here for a membership application form.
Click here for the 2004 lesson schedule and form.
Thanks for your interest!