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 participation in club days. 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 grant you unlimited rowing!

  • Basic – $100
    • A voting member of BRASS
    • Receives 3 free boat rentals
    • Comes with 2 complimentary guest passes
  • Oarsman – $475
    • A voting member of BRASS
    • Unlimited rowing by appointment during regular boathouse hours
    • Comes with 6 complimentary guest passes
  • Family – $25 for each additional family member after a primary member purchases either a Basic or Oarsman membership
  • Youth – $30


These rates are in addition to the membership fees EXCEPT for Student Oarsman or Oarsman. 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! 

  • Spring – Boathouse opening to 6/30 – $154
  • Summer – 7/1 to 8/31 – $154
  • Fall – 9/1 to End of Season – $154

Rentals Fees

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

For Members: The seat fee is $15 per row. This is only applicable to Basic members who no longer have free rows or a session.

For Non-Members: The seat fee is $25 for team boats (doubles, quads) and $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 give us a call at 413-442-7769 or email us at

Please print and fill out this 2017 membership application and mail it to:

Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society

P.O. BOX 787

Pittsfield, MA 01202