Programs and Rates

Programs and Rates

We sign up for our programs through RegattaCentral, so head there to check them out or sign up. If you have any questions or would like assistance signing up, please email berkshirerowingandsculling@gmail.com.

Lessons

We offer individual lessons to beginner and intermediate rowers by appointment. Each lesson lasts approximately 75 minutes and costs $50.

For beginner lessons, we focus on the basic mechanics of rowing, learning how to handle equipment, and taking those first few exciting strokes on the water! Most beginner rowers require two lessons before they are ready to to rent a shell and row on their own. Your instructor will help you make this decision.

Intermediate lessons are focused on more advanced rowing technique and learning how to be autonomous on and off the water.

To make an appointment, please email berkshirerowingandsculling@gmail.com. We are excited to introduce you to this sport and our beautiful lake.

Rentals

Rentals of recreational or racing shells, singles or doubles, are available by appointment. We have a wide variety of boats to choose from, depending on your experience level. Consider becoming a member and taking advantage of lower rental rates or to join a seasonal session!

If you are a non-member, email berkshirerowingandsculling@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

If you are a member, please schedule your rental on RegattaCentral.

Single Seat:

  • Non-Member – $35
  • Member – $15

Team Boats:

  • Seat Fee – Non-Member – $25
  • Seat Fee – Member – $15

LEARN TO ROW

A free annual one-day introduction to the sport of sculling at Burbank Park on Onota Lake.

Participants will be introduced to sculling on shore and then they try it out in a recreational shell. This event is free and open to the public. We welcome everybody: children and adults, experienced and brand new. We hope that everybody gets the opportunity to try this fun and challenging sport.

Participants will meet just north of Onota Lake’s public beach in Burbank Park. Rain or shine. Stay tuned for our information about our next Learn To Row session in June 2017, check out What’s Happening.

JUNIORS

Fall season is on the horizon! We will be splitting back into 2 teams: the competitive and recreational teams.

Competitive Team: Practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 PM and on Saturdays from 9 to 11 AM. The objective of this team is to take athletes with some rowing experience and get them race-ready. We are looking for some committed people with a little bit of a competitive drive and a team-oriented attitude.

Recreational Team: Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM. This team is meant for anyone who hasn’t rowed before, who can’t make the time commitment for the competitive team, or for those who don’t want to race.

For more information about dates and costs, please email berkshirerowingandsculling@gmail.com.

Coached Adult Programs

The singles program begins at 7:30 AM and lasts until 8:45 AM. Rowers go for a spin around the lake with their coach, Anne Faber, as they work on various aspects of their technique and their stroke. Anyone who has been cleared by a coach to row alone is welcome to join and take out any available single that they like. Rowers are responsible for reserving their own boats. The cost for this program is $60, not including seat fees.

We are always looking to expand our coached programs for adults, so stay tuned for more opportunities!