LACRC membership is open to all regardless of age, sex, disability (mental and physical), religion or beliefs. It is not uncommon for disabled people to participate in sliding seat rowing and now it is being increasingly introduced to fixed seat skiff rowing. LACRC is keen to learn from other Clubs who have adaptive rowing experience so we too can engage in this important aspect of coastal rowing.
LACRC has some 22 adult members mainly from communities along the western side of the loch from Ford to Tervine but also further afield. Most but not all members are active rowers and come from diverse walks of life ranging from professional people to retirees and manual workers.
Give it a try
Everyone considering joining LACRC merely has to contact a Club member and ask if they can join in a rowing session. They are then entitled to three free “taster” sessions each comprising about 40 minutes before being asked if they wish to join. If you don’t know any members then please use our contact form to get in touch.
Also, there is a growing level of active local support and so if you would prefer not to become a member but would like nonetheless to support us to host events or assist in various fund raising initiatives you would be most welcome.
Membership fees are kept as low as possible to encourage widespread participation: Individual £50 a year and Family £80 a year (2 adults and their children under 16) from 1 April 2020. Please note the membership fee is valid until the end of March the following year irrespective of when someone joins. This fee is reviewed each year at the AGM and is valid for 12 months to 31 March, and is payable irrespective of when one joins provided rowing opportunities exist. There is a discounted rate for families where teenagers are also involved.
In addition to the annual fee, each member pays £2 whenever they go on the water to help defray the cost of major expenses e.g. insurance and keep the annual fee low for non rowers who nonetheless assist the Club in other ways.
Due to the Corvid-19 pandemic lockdown in March there has been no rowing since then. Consequently, no membership fees were charged but in July those members who could afford to pay £25 were asked to do so to cover the cost of insurance. This situation will be reviewed as and when we can start rowing again
Once you join you will be given a password for the Members’ Area as well as a “Welcome to Our Club” pamphlet, which includes various contact details and a list of helpful handouts to help the new member become a capable rower.
If you have any questions about membership please get in touch. Also, if you think that friends or family would be interested in getting involved then please let them know.
The Club does not stock merchandise but members, particularly those taking part in regattas, are encouraged to wear T-shirts etc printed with the LACRC logo. Orders are placed whenever there are sufficient numbers to make it cost effective.