Yearly subs run from April 1st to the end of March with pro rata terms available for part year membership. Full membership includes use of the boats, club paddle boards, kayak, sauna and gym.
Club membership fees for this year are as follows:
14-18 YEARS £30
UNDER 14 £10
SOCIAL MEMBER £20
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP* £220
* (2 adults, 2 children)
HRC is an exciting and engaging place to train and experience a wholly unique sport.
The sport of rowing demands considerable physical exertion, but it bestows remarkable benefits upon those willing to put in the work.
As a competitive club, our regattas span the entire summer season, commencing in May and lasting until September. We engage in friendly competition with other rowing clubs in the Coastal Amateur Rowing Association.
Our training regimen spans the entire year, consisting of both water and land sessions. Rowing is a team sport and group training sessions are integral to the success of the club. In these sessions you will improve your technique and learn to push each other as a cohesive unit.
Should the prospect of learning to row and participating in a physically immersive team sport intrigues you, then please contact us and we will arrange for you to come down to our clubhouse and see what it’s all about.
We extend a warm welcome to new members aged 13 and above.
We eagerly anticipate your inclusion within the ranks of HRC!
COMPETING IN REGATTAS
We are a competitive club and there will be plenty of opportunities to progress even if you have never rowed. Coastal Regattas are great fun with Junior racing for Under 14s through to Veterans over 50s.
Hastings Regatta takes place at start of June every year.
Training takes place throughout the whole year.
From October - April when the sea is too rough and too cold, we mainly do land training: indoor rowing, running, weight training. It is an excellent way to improve fitness and strength for the coming rowing season. Weather and tide permitting we have regular outings to Rye Harbour Sailing Club in winter, where we row on the river Rother.
From April/ May onwards we start rowing on the sea, again weather permitting. Summer training is a mix of rowing on the sea to improve technique and land training to keep us race ready.
WHAT TO WEAR
For indoor/ water sessions wear shorts and a t-shirt (or track bottoms, long sleeve and hat when it is colder) and a pair of trainers. If it is colder it is better to wear many thin layers instead of one thick layer. Make sure that whatever you wear is close fitting, as loose clothing can get stuck in the rowing machine or boat. Stretchy materials usually work best.
Never wear clothes that absorb lots of water, because they will become very heavy when wet.
Remember to bring a change of clothes and towel for after the water sessions, as you will get wet when rowing on the sea.
For the indoor as well as water sessions it is advisable to bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated.
The clubs racing colours are red with a yellow band. We also have club t-shirts and polo shirts with our logo embroidered on.
Club kit can be ordered from the club Captain Alan Bates.