Learn and join

Joining: membership requirements and fees

Coxes, rowers and coaches of any age and ability are very welcome – we encourage prospective members to come and give rowing a try with us on our beautiful stretch of river.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact us (see Contact Us page) or come down and see us at the river.

Fees

Membership costs from April 2016:

Full member – £264 per year £22 per month
Junior – £132 per year £11 per month
Student – £132 per year £11 per month
Coach – £60 per year £5 per month
Racking fee for privately-owned boats – £60 per seat per year £5 per month

(Reduced rates available for families where seniors and juniors are members)

Please pay by Direct Debit if possible. Information about payment is included in the Membership Form – see below.

Other costs

You’ll need to supply your own athletic clothing which should allow ease of movement and be warm enough for the time of year. We have a supply of club clothing and there are several companies who sell rowing kit online.

When you compete in a rowing race, you will need to pay an entry fee (usually between £8 and £12 per head) and a towing charge. This is currently £5 per person, per event (juniors £4) and is used to cover the fuel costs of the person towing and – if required – the hire of a towing vehicle. You will also need to take out membership of British Rowing.

Membership Forms

Full or Student membership form

Junior membership form

Safety

Membership of Avon County is open to anyone, provided they can swim at least 100 metres in light clothing. As part of your induction to rowing and to the club, important safety education will be provided and we ask that you take careful heed of this.