Rowing Rules & Policies

Registration Policies


Registration fees cover liability insurance, administration, use of the facilities and equipment. Prices do not include tax, uniforms, festival or regatta entry fees unless specifically noted. Program fees are non-transferable and cannot be shared by more than one person. In addition to the course fee, participants in all rowing programs are required to sign up as members of Rowing Canada and Rowing BC. This membership is yearly, and will only be charged once in association with the first season the participant rows in that year.


All fees must be paid in full prior to program start date, unless specifically noted. Registrants who have not paid will not be permitted to participate. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard online, over the phone or in person and by Visa, MasterCard, cheque or cash.

Late Enrollment

With the exception of the Learn to Row programs, late enrollment can almost always be accommodated. League programs have continuous registration and can be joined at any time. Pro-rated fees will apply for late enrollment in ongoing league programs only.


To qualify for a refund, participants must give notice within 48 hours after the second session – this is the refund deadline -no refunds will be given after this date. Refunds are calculated based on the number of sessions attended and a 35% administration fee. Refunds will be processed as an account credit or returned in the same manner in which initial payment was received.

Program Cancellation

We reserve the right to cancel programs if enrollment numbers don’t meet minimum requirements. All registrants will be notified if program is cancelled.

Statutory Holidays

The majority of our programs run on statutory holidays. Please confirm with your coach.

Missed Sessions

It is the responsibility of the participant to attend scheduled sessions. Missed sessions will not be made up.

Cancelled Sessions

We rarely will cancel a scheduled session and never will for reason of weather. If the weather doesn’t permit the water activity, an alternate dry land activity will be scheduled. Participants who choose to not participate in the water activity can do so, but no make-up session will be scheduled.

Safety Policies

Participants in all UBC Boathouse rowing programs must complete and sign a waiver prior to participating in the program. Waivers will be provided in advance of each program start date. In addition, all participants must be familliar with the UBC Boathouse Safety Manual. An electronic copy is available here: UBC Boathouse Safety Handbook – updated February 2017. A hard copy is also available in the UBC Boathouse office.