NOVICE & COMPETITIVE
The club will actively seek out novice rowers for the coming season and rowers wanting to return to the sport competitively.
A training/recruitment weekend is normally held September/October. This will be advertised via our Facebook and Instagram pages.
A high level of commitment is required from competitive rowers, with training on the water up to 5-6 days a week near the peak of the season and regular trips away to regattas.
Rowers from Rangiora and Kaiapoi High School find the location ideal, however, rowers from other schools are welcome to join for the summer competitive season.
The Cure Boating Club has a strong masters membership. Masters rowers have some competitive racing during the summer, including the South Island Masters competition during Queens Birthday Weekend and the New Zealand Masters Championships. The Cure Boating Club also runs a Masters Long Distance Race once a year over the 14km course on the Waimakariri and Kaiapoi Rivers.
Both masters and competitive rowers participate in club rows on the weekends throughout the year, and during weekdays. In the competitive season, the boat priority is to the competitive rowers, however and with some juggling, no one misses out.
Coaching clinics and informal coaching is available to masters rowers. More formal coaching is available by arrangement.