Charlotte Youth Rowing is a team that consists of rowers from 8th grade through high school. Those juniors and seniors who are brand new to rowing need special permission from coaches to join the team.
The price can vary by season. For the latest pricing information, visit the Crew registration page on the Brace Family YMCA website. For those in need, supplemental support is offered by the YMCA.
Water Practice: Catawba Yacht Club, 19808 W. Youngblood Road Charlotte, NC 28278
Land Practice: Belmont Rowing Club, 1500 River Drive, Belmont, NC 28012
There are two types of regattas (competitions) that we participate in:
Head Races take place in the fall and consist of shells (boats) racing one at a time against the clock. Gold, silver and bronze medals are given to the fastest three shells in each race.
Sprints take place in the spring and consist of multiple shells racing against each other to the finish line. Medals are awarded to the top three fastest shells.
We participate in regattas that take place all over the Southeast in locations such as: Clemson, SC, High Point, NC, Oak Ridge, TN, Richmond, VA and Sarasota, FL.
There will be approximately four(4) regattas during each racing season. Head races take place in the fall during the months of September, October, and November. Sprints are in the spring during the months of March, April, and May.
Practices for novice rowers are 5 days a week (M-TH and Saturdays) from 4:30-6:15 on weekdays and 9:00-12:00 on Saturdays.
Practices for varsity rowers are 6 days a week (M-Sat) from 4:30-6:15 on weekdays and 9:00-12:00 on Saturdays.
None! If you come to practice in athletic clothes (no baggy shorts) and with a soft plastic reusable water bottle, we will have all of the shells and oars for you!
Yes! The season fee includes the cost of travel to all scheduled regattas (and hotels). However, each season there is an “invitational” regatta – meaning rowers will be selected by the coaching staff – and therefore an additional fee will be required to attend.
All skill levels are welcome on the team, even if you have never rowed before. A large group of inexperienced rowers participate in the Learn To Row every season. Rowing is a great sport for many reasons, and one of those reasons is you can start at any age!
There will be no refunds during the season if a child chooses not to attend a regatta or decides not to continue to row. As always, for those struggling financially, supplemental support can be received from the Brace YMCA.
Absolutely! Rowing shells and equipment are not cheap and we welcome donations.
See Fundraising for a link to Paypal to donate!
Each spring, we hold one primary fundraising event. This event is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other parents and find out more about the organization. In April 2019, we held the fundraiser/parent social at the Rivermen Brewing Company in Belmont. A great time was had by all and we raised significant funds for a new racing shell!
In addition, a Fun Row was held where rowers were sponsored by friends and family to row 22 kilometers on a Saturday in April…another successful way to raise money for the club! Stay tuned for more information, as well as news about additional fundraising opportunities!
Beginning in July, you can join right on this website in fact! Please go to the JOIN tab at the top of the page and follow the link to sign up once registration is open.