Membership in UVRF is open to everyone. All members of UVRF pay an annual membership fee, which is set by the Board of Directors. 

The fee is due at the start of the rowing season (or for new members, upon joining) and covers the shared operating expenses of our organization. Additional fees are required for access to equipment and programs. Scholarships are available for those who have financial hardship. Details on how to apply for scholarships are provided below. 

UVRF members need to be members of US Rowing and (if older than 18) members need to take SafeSport Training. A swim test is required for ALL UVRF members. Details are provided here.

Note that UVRF membership is not required for participation in the virtual Erg workouts.

Once you are a UVRF member you can sign up for one of several programs and/or pay a usage fee to get access to UVRF boats. An overview of and links to different programs are provided here . Program descriptions are typically updated throughout the year (for instance, details on fall rowing programs are typically posted in July or August).

Membership Types and Fees for 2022

  • Adult Member: Annual – $150
  • Adult Member: Fall only (starts Sept. 1) –  $50
  • Junior Member (14-19 yrs): Annual –  $50
  • Junior Member (14-19 yrs): Spring only (ends June 1) or Fall only (starts Sept 1) – $25
  • Volunteer Member (for our non-rowing volunteers) – $0

Due to all the requirements, becoming a UVRF member requires multiple steps. These steps are described below in detail. 

  1. Join or login to your existing USRowing account to see if it’s time to renew your USRowing membership for this calendar year ($15 in 2022 unless a Volunteer)
  2. Complete or refresh your SafeSport training if you are 18 or older. You can find more information on our SafeSport policy and learn how to get trained here
  3. Affirm that you have either already watched the US Rowing Safety video in the current calendar year or will do so within the next 48 hours. The link to the Safety video is:
  4. Verify that you are "up to date" on your COVID vaccination (fully vaccinated and boosted). Email a photo of your COVID vaccination card to if you have not done so in the prior year. You may also email this address to inquire about alternate methods of verification
  5. Register for UVRF Membership at RegattaCentral

Paid Memberships include:

  • Voting rights at our annual meeting; we encourage all members to participate actively in helping us to serve the needs of our rowing community!
  • Access to sweep & sculling programs (additional fees apply)*
  • Access to social functions

*You do not need to be a member for the Novice Intensive (sweep) or Learn-to-Scull programs in the summer. Membership is required for all other programs.

Scholarship information

UVRF offers limited financial assistance to rowers for whom the required fees present a financial hardship. To apply for a partial scholarship, download and complete the UVRF Scholarship Application form , and submit the form to