Become a Member

Become a Member

We hope that everyone who decides to row with Berkshire Rowing becomes a member. As a club, we value team spirit and camaraderie. Members are a tight-knit, inclusive, and fun bunch! Other benefits of membership include lower rental fees (see below), the convenience of signing up for rentals online and the ability to bring guests to row with you. Come row with us on beautiful Onota Lake!

Types of Membership

We are proud to offer different memberships to best fit the needs of you and your family. Each membership is valid for one year and entitles you to lower rental fees. An Oarsman membership grants you unlimited rowing!

If you have any questions regarding membership, please email

  • Basic – $100
    • A voting member of BRASS
    • Receives 3 free boat rentals
  • Oarsman – $475
    • A voting member of BRASS
    • Unlimited rowing by appointment during regular boathouse hours
  • Family – $25
    • A special, lower rate is offered for each additional family member after a primary member purchases either a Basic or Oarsman membership. This family member will have the same benefits as a Basic membership.
  • Student Oarsman- $200


These rates are in addition to the membership fees EXCEPT for Student Oarsman or Oarsman members. They grant you unlimited rowing for the duration of the session. We have split this season into 3 sessions at 9 weeks each: Each is to be paid prior to first row! 

So, for example, you become a Basic member and you know you’ll really only have time to row in the summer. You should purchase the Summer Session to have unlimited rowing during the outlined dates. You can also use your 3 free rows outside of the session dates and you can pay seat fees for your more sporadic rowing in the fall or spring.

If you have any questions about sessions, please do not hesitate to email

Each session costs $154.

  • Spring – Boathouse opening to 6/30
  • Summer – 7/1 to 8/31
  • Fall – 9/1 to End of Season

Rentals Fees

These would be for those who choose not to join a session but would like to row occasionally.

For Members: This is only applicable to Basic members who no longer have free rows or a session.

  • $15 for a seat in a team boat (double/quad/four)
  • $25 for a single

For Non-Members: 

  • $25 for a seat in a team boat (double/quad/four)
  • $35 for a single

How to Join

We are thrilled that you are interested in becoming a member! In addition to mailing your application, we encourage applicants to email us at or give us a call at 413-442-7769.

2018 Membership Application

Completed membership applications can be mailed to:

Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society

P.O. BOX 787

Pittsfield, MA 01202