Commercial Rowing Club prides itself on achieving rowing excellence by developing rowing champions at junior, novice, club, intermediate, senior and veteran levels to compete national and international competition.
JUNIOR – a competitor is Junior up until 31 December of the year in which the athlete reaches the age of 18.
NOVICE – The Novice grade is for those competitors in their first year registered for the sport.
CLUB 1 / CLUB 2 – No longer Novice, rower’s score determined by points accumulated by competitive wins.
INTERMEDIATE – an Intermediate competitor is one who has not won more than five intermediate races irrespective of class of boat.
SENIOR – this category is for competitors who are no longer intermediate and have not won any state or national titles within the previous two seasons.
LIGHTWEIGHT – Lightweight is restricted to male competitors weighing 72.5 kilograms or less and female competitors weighing 59 kilograms or less in the case of single sculling races.
VETERAN – a competitor who reaches the age of 27 years by 31 December of the current year may compete as a Veteran. There are different subcategories of veteran depending on your state of decay/age.
SOCIAL ROWING Commercial rowing club have both men and womens’ crews which row at least twice a week. The social rowing sessions are for open people who are unable to commit to rowing more than once a week and who have completed to at least intermediate level previously in their rowing careers.