Adult Rowing AutumnMania

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

Registration is now Open for the Masters Rowing AutumnMania, which starts on October 10, 2017. 

High Point Rowing Club is excited to announce the upcoming season of “Masters AutumnMania” – Rowing for adults on Oak Hollow Lake and indoors in Jamestown.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“The purpose of Masters AutumnMania is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth. “This is a wonderful community of adults all encouraging each other to be the best they can be. The highlight of AutumnMania will be the opportunity for all rowers to participate in the 2016 Head of the Hooch (Chattanooga) and South (Augusta, GA) Regattas in November.”

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted. Experienced rowers will row together in boat orders as assigned by the coaches. For safety reasons, participants must be confident swimmers. In addition to rowing, participants will be expected to serve on occasions as coxswains, the member of the crew that steers the boat and makes the calls.

Dates and Times: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions or AutumnMania Unlimited. Note, there will be no guaranteed weekend rowing during either the Head of the Hooch or South weekend (Nov 4-5 and 11-12) unless a volunteer safety launch driver is available within the team. No rowing during Thanksgiving Week. 

Weekday Rowing Oak Hollow Lake (AM): Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45am to 10:15am starting October 10 and ending December 7.

Weekday Erging Jamestown (PM): Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm starting October 10 and ending December 7.

Weekend Rowing Oak Hollow Lake: Saturday mornings at 7:15am and Sunday afternoon at 3pm starting October 15 and ending December 11. (Note, see above note about weekend rowing during regattas. Sunday times will move to 2:30pm in November due to shorter daylight hours).

AutumnMania Unlimited Sessions: participants can attend all of the above sessions.

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and flip-flops are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth in the boat). Bring a water bottle too! Sunglasses are good.

Cost: $200 per rower for AutumnMania. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement. Participants can attend all sessions by upgrading to the Fall Unlimited membership for $275.

More Info: Call Gene at 257-9009 or email


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