New Adults Season of Rowing Starts Next Week

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

“Row Well and Live!”

High Point Rowing Club is excited to announce a new season of “Masters Fall Rowing” for adults at Oak Hollow Lake. The purpose of Masters Fall Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“Masters” is High Point Rowing Club’s answer to the high interest in rowing among adults in the Triad.

“Since High Point Rowing Club was founded less than three years ago we have received lots of interest from adults wishing to try out this sport,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth.

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 both. 

Weekend Sat AM and Sun PM: Saturday 7:15am to 8:45am and Sunday 4pm – 5:30pm. Starts August 19 and concludes October 8.

Weekday PM TUES and THURS: 6pm – 7:30pm starting August 15, ending October 5.

Weekday AM TUES and THURS: 8:45am – 10:15am starting August 15, ending October 5.

Masters Fall Unlimited! $275 Get it all the above sessions for one low price!

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 14 sessions. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement.

More Info: Call Gene at 257-9009 or email